investiere Blog Blog en Glyphosate controversy highlights the growing importance of ecoRobotix solution <div class="rtecenter"> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u3657/ecorob_0.PNG" style="width: 500px; height: 267px;" /></div> <div class="rtejustify"> The current controversy around glyphosate, the most widely used pesticide in the world, highlights changing attitudes and regulatory trends that will likely lead to a significant reduction in the amount of this pesticide that can be utilized. This is especially pressing in the EU where the authorization of glyphosate will be re-evaluated by the end of this year. This development perfectly illustrates the growing need for better weeding technology, such as the ecoRobotix solution, to drastically minimize the use of pesticides without reducing their effectiveness.</div> <div class="rtejustify"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ecoRobotix ecoRobotix - Series A Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:01:15 +0000 David Sidler 24347 at Introducing the investiere toolbar <p class="rtejustify">We are happy to introduce the new investiere toolbar. The toolbar makes it really easy to research startups and get contextual information anywhere on the web. No matter if you hear about a new startup on Twitter or have studied their website, we wanted to make it really easy for you keep track of them via the investiere ecosystem.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u954/Toolbar_screenshot.png" style="width: 500px; height: 322px;" /></p> <p class="rtejustify">The toolbar is your research instrument for the startup world. With it, you can create company profiles in the investiere ecosystem with the click of a mouse, no detours necessary. The toolbar will automatically suggest known company information like the logo. You can then immediately add the company to your lists on investiere, so you can always collaborate with friends and co-investors to find promising companies.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:52:43 +0000 David Sidler 23746 at TestingTime Closes Successful Angel Round and Welcomes Former CEO to Board <div class="rtejustify"> The Zurich-based test-user recruitment startup raised capital from private investors in a round facilitated by the market leading Swiss business angel platform investiere, which also helped TestingTime secure former CEO, Mark Sandmeier for its board of directors.</div> <div class="rtejustify"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press - Angel Round Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:45:48 +0000 David Sidler 22225 at ActLight Closes 7-Digit Series-A Funding <div class="rtejustify"> ActLight SA, the creator of the next generation photo diode, has closed a Series A financing round with Swisscom Ventures, investiere and the business angel networks Go Beyond and BAS. &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> investiere-investors contributed CHF 366&rsquo;000 to the round. Regarding the collaboration with investiere, Actlight&rsquo;s CEO, Serguei Okhonin said: &ldquo;The investiere team was very efficient throughout the process and helped solve all problems related to fundraising.&quot;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="rtejustify"> </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ActLight ActLight - Series A Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:20:32 +0000 David Sidler 21177 at 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