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VRM wins first US customer for its virtual reality helicopter flight simulator
US helicopter operator Colorado Highland Helicopters is the first aviation company to order a Virtual reality-based Training Solution. from VRM. This purchase opens the door for US pilots to improve their competencies on an EASA qualified training concept.
CHF 4 million for ClearSpace’s robot cleaner
ClearSpace has closed its first financing round, raising CHF 4 million with multiple venture capital firms from Switzerland and abroad. The new capital adds up to the 86 million euros invested by the European Space Agency into the ClearSpace-1 mission due to take place in 2025.
Global payments aggregator raises $12M to expand across Europe and beyond
Imburse, the provider of a cloud-based payments integration platform for enterprises, has concluded a $12 million Series A funding round. Among the investors are partners of DST Global. The capital will be used to accelerate growth, expand internationally and enhance the platform’s capabilities.
Corporates seeking collaboration
Accelerators, VC funds and matchmaking from established Swiss companies
Dynamic start-up sector
Number of start-ups has quadrupled since 2003
Global blockchain hotspot
Switzerland attracts plenty of blockchain-related companies
Global market at a glance
Just three years after foundation, 60% of Swiss start-ups begin to export.
Highly active business angel
Switzerland is home to large business angel clubs
Home of industrial start-ups
Robotics, Industry 4.0 and drones are top themes for Swiss start-ups
More than USD2 billion invested in 2019
In terms of venture capital, Switzerland is one of the most attractive countries in the world
Most innovative economy
Switzerland tops the Global Innovation Index and the European Innovation Scoreboard
World-leading life sciences cluster
Dense network of universities, corporates, start-ups and service providers