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COVID19: Ab Donnerstag erhalten Schweizer Startups Geld

Der Bundesrat hat am 22. April 2020 entschieden, aussichtsreiche Startups mit Coronabedingten Liquiditätsengpässen über das Bürgschaftswesen zu unterstützen. Die vom Bund anerkannten Bürgschaftsorganisationen verschaffen Startups einen leichteren Zugang zu Bankkrediten. Das Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO hat in Absprache mit den interessierten Kantonen und den Bürgschaftsorganisationen nun dafür die praktischen Voraussetzungen geschaffen. Bürgschaftsanträge können diesen...

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Deutschland: Start-ups bekommen 2 Milliarden Euro!

Deutschland setzt ein grosses Ausrufezeichen und wird die Startups finanziell unterstützen. Start-ups werden in Deutschland aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie besser unterstützt: Dazu Bundeswirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier: „Wir schaffen einen Start-up-Booster als Corona-Unterstützung für Start-ups, junge Technologieunternehmen und kleine Mittelständler im Umfang von 2 Milliarden...

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Moderna (MRNA) Stock Climbs 23% as World Is Waiting for the Coronavirus Vaccine Results

With coronavirus outbreak spreading a lot of fears to the global investors, talks of a vaccine are bolstering the Moderna (MRNA) stock value. However, it is still an early call, as the vaccine takes over a year to go through the regulatory testing rounds.The stocks of biotechnology company Moderna Inc (NASDAQ: MRNA) rocketed approximately 23 % on Wednesday after the company announced that the progress in making another experimental vaccine for a virus tied to birth defects is going at faster...

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Tagomi Joins Facebook’s Libra Association and Becomes Its 22nd Member

Joining the Libra Association, Tagomi will contribute at least $10 million to spend on the developing cryptocurrency. It will also support Libra, providing the necessary technical and policy assistance.Crypto prime brokerage Tagomi joins Facebook‘s Libra Association. The company will be the 22nd member of the Association and the second to join since the group’s formal foundation in October 2019. Tagomi President Marc Bhargava has already confirmed the news. But the formal announcement from...

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Visa, BNP Paribas Invest $80M into Fintech Startup Currencycloud

Recently, the UK fintech startup Currencycloud ran a series E funding round. Among the participants were Sapphire Ventures, Notion Capital, Anthemis, Accomplice, and Google’s venture wing GV. All of them supported Currencycloud earlier. Besides, the startup boasted it had attracted new investors. Visa, World Bank arm International Finance Corporation, BNP Paribas, Siam Commercial Bank and former Softbank spinoff SBI Group joined the round and invested as much as $80 million.The round has...

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Two Prime’s FF1 Token: New Asset Class with ‘Continuous’ ICO Model

Recently, Hong Kong saw setting up a new fintech startup Two Prime that focuses on the financial application of crypto by introducing a diversified investment model. As a new startup, Two Prime is trying to surprise the world and offer ingenious ideas. Yesterday, the firm announced the launch of FF Accretive Token (FF1) which is ‘a brand new asset crypto class’. According to the company, Two Prime’s FF1 Token combines the features of a close-ended fund, asset-backed token, and a secure store...

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Anchorage Is Launching Crypto Brokerage to Dig into Crypto Trading

Crypto services startup Anchorage has surprised institutional investors with good news. Firstly, Anchorage is launching crypto brokerage service Anchorage Trading that offers numerous features to its clients. Secondly, the company announced its first acquisition. Anchorage has purchased Merkle Data, a provider of risk management and analytics software. The moves mark not only Anchorage’s expansion but also improving the quality of services it provides.Anchorage Crypto Trading PlatformThe news...

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Visa Is Acquiring Fintech Startup Plaid in $5.3 Billion Deal

Credit card giant Visa is acquiring Plaid, San Francisco-based company that focuses on democratizing financial services through technology. The sum of the acquisition made up $5.3 billion, which is twice as much as Plaid’s valuation in 2018.We’re incredibly excited to share that Plaid is joining @Visa!Together, we’re looking forward to expanding our products for developers and connecting consumers with the fintech services that are making money easier for everyone. More details...

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Snapchat Acquires Ukraine-based Startup AI Factory for $166 Million

Snap Inc, the parent company of multimedia messaging app Snapchat, has acquired Ukraine-based startup AI Factory. This computer vision startup is the same company that has worked on creating Snapchat’s Cameos feature.AI Factory’s company profile shows that it provides several artificial intelligence business solutions for “image and video recognition, analysis and processing” . Thus, the Cameos feature also works on the same image and video processing technology developed by the company.The...

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Alchemy Is Going to Become the Microsoft for Blockchain

While it may sound like a marketing gimmick or a play on words, two founders behind blockchain startup Alchemy believe that their two-year-old startup might become the “Microsoft” of blockchain technology. In a series of serendipitous events, the founders Nikil Viswanathan and Joe Lau (who are both Stanford graduates) have been able to raise about $15 million from several investors that include billionaire Charles Schwab, Reid Hoffman who is LinkedIn’s co-founder, Stanford University and...

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