investiere Blog Blog en Berlin-based Uberchord Raises EUR 685’000 from Ebner Verlag and Private Investors <div class="rtejustify"> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u3657/uberchord_0.PNG" style="width: 550px; height: 147px;" /></div> <div class="rtejustify"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> The Berlin-based startup Uberchord recently raised EUR 685&rsquo;000 in an oversubscribed seed financing round led by Ebner Verlag, the largest guitar magazine publisher in Europe. Ebner invested a significant 6-figure amount, while private investors contributed the rest. Members from the investiere community participated to the tune of EUR 140&rsquo;000, thus helping Uberchord surpass the target amount of EUR 500&rsquo;000.</div> <div class="rtejustify"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uberchord Engineering Uberchord Engineering - Angel Round Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:24:37 +0000 David Sidler 20606 at Former Valiant CEO Joins investiere <div class="rtecenter"> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u3657/BildHobmeier.png" style="width: 200px; height: 220px;" /></div> <div class="rtejustify">Mike Hobmeier, former CEO of Valiant Bank and head of financial services consulting at PwC and IBM Switzerland, has joined investiere (<a href="" title=""></a>), the online venture capital platform that has evolved into one of Europe&#39;s leading business angel networks and Switzerland&rsquo;s largest private source of venture capital.</div> <div class="rtejustify"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:07:29 +0000 David Sidler 19332 at Investor Meeting for Edtech Startup on April 15 <div class="rtejustify"> An education technology company based in Geneva is currently raising funds via investiere. We will be organizing an investor meeting for this startup on April 15th at 18:00 at investiere&#39;s Zurich office (Zollikerstrasse 44).&nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:30:52 +0000 David Sidler 19212 at Fintech Startups on investiere <p class="rtejustify"><em>investiere</em> is not only an investment platform for private investors. Our company ecosystem is also an excellent research tool for investors, industry experts and startup enthusiasts. There are thousands of startup company profiles on <em>investiere</em> and the number keeps growing by the day.</p> <p class="rtejustify">Using the example of the booming fintech sector, this post illustrates how the <em>investiere</em> ecosystem can provide you with a comprehensive industry-overview. As of May 2015, there are approximately 500 mainly European fintech startups on <em>investiere</em> and we have identified 15 specific segments within this space. <strong>Click on the different terms to discover the startups in the <em>investiere</em> ecosystem that are active in these areas.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:47:21 +0000 Benedikt Ummen 18641 at Introducing The New And Improved Company Profile <div> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u3657/uberchord.PNG" style="width: 550px; height: 290px;" /></div> <div class="rtejustify"> <span style="font-size:16px;">We are happy to announce the introduction of new features to the <em>investiere</em> company profiles. Entrepreneurs can now tell their company&rsquo;s story in even more detail and have new avenues at their disposal to engage with the <em>investiere</em>-community.</span></div> <div class="rtejustify"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> <span style="font-size:16px;">Here are some of the nifty new features now available:</span></div> <ul> <li class="rtejustify"> <span style="font-size:16px;">Companies can now keep their followers engaged and informed by posting updates on their milestones, achievements and interesting news. &nbsp;</span></li> <li class="rtejustify"> </li></ul><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:32:34 +0000 David Sidler 18454 at Europe’s Top 5 Crowdinvesting Platforms <p class="rtejustify">As the number of European crowdinvesting platforms grows, it is becoming more and more difficult to keep an overview of the various actors in the market. &nbsp;It seems not a week goes by without the launch of a new platform. Experts are quick to point out that a consolidation phase will soon be inevitable. If such an upheaval takes place, platforms with a robust and active user base will be well-placed to cement their position vis-&agrave;-vis their less-established competitors. One strong indicator (although by far not the only one) of a platform&rsquo;s robustness is its total funding volume. To help foster an informed discussion around this issue, we have compiled a list of the European online investment platforms that have crossed the &euro;10 million mark in terms of total funding volume since their inception.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>So without further ado, here is the list of Europe&rsquo;s top 5 investment platforms:</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:25:41 +0000 David Sidler 18329 at Swiss Venture Capital Report <p>Partnering with SECA and startupticker, we supported the creation and distribution of the Swiss Venture Capital Report for the year 2014. Links to the report as well as an infographic on data concerning our own investments in 2014 can be found below.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u3657/INVESTIERE%202014%20Final%20Version%20%2823.01%29%20%282%29_0.png" style="width: 550px; height: 710px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u3657/vcreprightsize.PNG" style="width: 550px; height: 777px;" /></a></p> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:03:19 +0000 David Sidler 18482 at Medtech Startup Medyria Secures Over CHF 2 Million in Funding <p dir="ltr">The young medtech startup Medyria raised funds to develop its catheter positioning system that reduces the use of x-ray and eliminates the need for contrast dye.</p> <p dir="ltr">Medyria recently raised CHF 2.2 million from a consortium of investors including business angels from the <em>investiere</em> community, the Z&uuml;rcher Kantonalbank, an undisclosed institutional medtech investor and members of the StartAngels network. This financing round was lead by Fongit Seed Invest.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medyria Medyria - Angel Round Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:44:05 +0000 David Sidler 17787 at Bluetector Secures Funding to Roll Out Innovative Water Treatment Solution <p>The Lucerne-based cleantech startup Bluetector addresses the steadily growing water market with an extremely competitive and innovative technology that is capable of cleaning various types of highly polluted wastewaters. Thanks to the funds raised, Bluetector will commence production of its BlueBoxes for first clients, including TOI TOI &amp; DIXI.</p> <p>Bluetector recently secured CHF 1.76 million in funding. The lead investor in this round, Luzerner Kantonalbank (LuKB), was joined by Z&uuml;rcher Kantonalbank (ZKB), StartAngels investors as well as members from the <em>investiere </em>community. <em>investiere</em>-investors contributed CHF 480&rsquo;000 to this round.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Bluetector Bluetector - Series A Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:10:08 +0000 David Sidler 17614 at investiere Board Member Purchases Beverage Process Engineering Company <p>The global Canadian company Ovivo Inc. announced the sale of the Van der Molen division, located in Germany, to Radial Capital Partners. &quot;We wanted to ensure a long-term future for all employees of Van der Molen. I am confident that the new owner will manage to seize new market opportunities that will enable Van der Molen to grow&quot;, added Mr. Barbeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ovivo Inc.</p> <p>Radial Capital Partners (RCP) is a&nbsp;Munich&nbsp;based investor focussing on mid-sized companies in special situations, such as corporate spin-offs, corporate carve-outs and unresolved successions with potential for development and growth. It was founded and is managed by Ulrich Radlmayr and&nbsp;Andreas Mayr&nbsp;who have an extensive investment and management track-record.</p> <p>Following the sale of its Pulp &amp; Paper and Van der Molen divisions, Ovivo is now entirely dedicated to providing water treatment products and solutions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:18:37 +0000 David Sidler 17501 at