investiere Blog Blog en 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 Online Reservation Startup Lunchgate Secures CHF 800’000 with investiere’s Help <div bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000"> <div dir="ltr"> <div> <span style="font-size:14px;">Lunchgate,&nbsp;the one-stop online marketing solution for restaurants,&nbsp;raised CHF 800&rsquo;000 from private investors and members of the <em>investiere</em> community. Two investors from <em>investiere&rsquo;s</em> network each invested CHF 100&rsquo;000 and in total <em>investiere</em>-investors contributed CHF 375&rsquo;000 to this financing round. This once again highlights <em>investiere&rsquo;s </em>ability to not only attract a broad range of private investors, but also help promising startups secure large single investments from <em>investiere&rsquo;s</em> network of angels.</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div></div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> lunchgate Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:09:11 +0000 David Sidler 17204 at investiere contributes significant amount in financing round for EPFL-based Attolight <p dir="ltr">The Lausanne-based hightech company Attolight raised an undisclosed amount in a series C financing round to which investors from the<em> investiere</em>-community contributed CHF 580&rsquo;000.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Lausanne-based hightech company builds microscopes to detect defects in semiconductor materials during the production process accurately and in real-time, saving manufacturers valuable time and resources. In addition, Attolight&rsquo;s proprietary technology is being employed for research purposes in such areas as LED, photovoltaic (solar) cells and semiconductors.</p> <p>Apart from securing a significant amount in this round, <em>investiere</em> brought an investor on board with +20 years experience in the semiconductor industry. He invested a 6-figure sum and is putting his global network at Attolight&rsquo;s disposal as well as assisting the company in an advisory capacity.</p> Attolight Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:20:03 +0000 David Sidler 17163 at Interview with investiere CEO on Swisscom's Businessworld SME Portal <p>How can young entrepreneurs find money? What mistakes should they avoid? And what can entrepreneurs expect from their investors? <em>investiere</em>-CEO <a href="">Steffen Wagner</a> was recently interviewed by <a href="">Swisscom&#39;s SME Portal, Businessworld</a>, and sheds some light on these and many other important questions. The article was published in&nbsp;<a href="">German</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">French</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="">Italian</a>. Here are some of the highlights in English:</p> <p><strong>What are important warning signals for investors?</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:05:08 +0000 David Sidler 16483 at iMusician Closes Round Led by Scout24 Founder Joachim Schoss <p>Within only four weeks, Zurich-based music startup iMusician was able to secure CHF 970&rsquo;000 in fresh funding. Business angels from the <em>investiere</em> network contributed 670&rsquo;000 to this oversubscribed financing round led by Joachim Schoss, founder of Scout24 and board member of the Neue Z&uuml;rcher Zeitung as well as the Goldbach Group. The rest was contributed by existing shareholders as well as the Z&uuml;rcher Kantonalbank (ZKB). This is the second financing round for iMusician that <em>investiere</em> has participated in.</p> <p>iMusician provides an effective all-in-one solution for musicians to sell, market and license their songs online. The company offers a basket of services that replace a wide range of traditional music companies struggling to adapt to the new digital ecosystem.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press iMusician Digital AG iMusician Digital AG - Series A Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:43:35 +0000 David Sidler 16198 at Crowdinvesting à la Swiss <div> We were recently interviewed by the German Startup-Portal <a href="">F&uuml;r Gr&uuml;nder</a>. The interview (in German) covers a variety of topics related to <em>investiere</em> and how we operate and is an excellent introduction to the world of online startup investing:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <h3> <strong> Crowdinvesting &agrave; la Swiss</strong></h3> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> ist vom Prinzip her ein webbasiertes Business Angel Netzwerk, auf dem qualifizierte Investoren auf vorselektierte Start-ups treffen, die f&uuml;r das Unternehmenswachstum Kapital ben&ouml;tigen &ndash; z.T. werden deutlich sechs- bis siebenstellige Summen investiert.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:28:30 +0000 David Sidler 16083 at investiere Ranks First Amongst Financing Platforms in Switzerland <p>We feature prominently in a recent <a href="">Le Temps article</a> on crowdinvesting and crowdfunding. Check out the article (in French) <a href="">here</a>.</p> <p>Le Temps also prepared a nice table of the Swiss platforms and we are delighted to see that <em>investiere</em> tops this list!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u3657/Tabelle_Crowdfunding_Letemps.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 218px;" /></p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:28:38 +0000 David Sidler 15843 at 3BaysOver in Le Temps <p>3BaysOver was recently portrayed in Le Temps.</p> <p>Read the entire article <a href="/sites/default/files/u3657/20140826%20Le%20Temps%20-%203BaysOver.pdf">here</a> (in French)</p> 3BaysOver 3BaysOver - Angel Round Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:04:00 +0000 David Sidler 15597 at