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Seed round CHF 1.1m of DeepCode

We are proud to lead the CHF 1.1m seed round of DeepCode, a Zurich-based AI code assistant. Read More.

Quanta Successfully Completes Pilot Treatments in France

Quanta Dialysis Technologies Ltd, announced it has successfully completed a clinical pilot with its new system SC+ to treat patients in France. Read More.

BigRep is teaming up with Etihad Airways

BigRep is teaming up with Etihad Airways Engineering to develop an additive manufacturing roadmap for the aerospace industry. Read More.

ZipJet raised a Series B Extension led by Henkel Ventures

ZipJet, the on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service, raised a Series B Extension led by Henkel Ventures with the participation of BSH Home Appliances Group. Read More.

Comatch announces EUR 8m financing round

Comatch continues to enjoy success through its unique management consulting approach as it announces an EUR 8m yield from clients across Germany, France, and Great Britain. Read More.

KuppingerCole is offering a webinar

Do you want to learn how to comply with GDPR? KuppingerCole offers a webinar which will discuss how to establish an effective, holistic data encryption platform for securing sensitive data that has been transferred to the cloud. Read More.

Mymoria raised a Series A financing round

Mymoria just raised a Series A financing round with participation of Egora Holdings and existing investors, including btov. Read More.

DeepL launched its API

DeepL launched its API. DeepL Pro is an interface that allows other computer programs to send texts to the company's' servers and receive high-quality translations. Read More.

ottonova won the innovation competition

ottonova won the innovation competition of Adesso Insurance Solutions and VVW Verlag against numerous competing entries - including several applications from heavyweights from the established insurance industry. Read More.

Goodminton closed a EUR 22m financing round

We are proud to announce that our portfolio company Goodminton (parent company of foodspring and amapur) has closed a EUR 22m financing round. Read More.

The Church of England is bringing the collection plate into the digital age with SumUp

SumUp's card readers are available in 16'000 churches, cathedrals and religious sites with the aim of making donations and transactions fast and easier for congregations. Read More.

COMATCH is now available in UK

After entering into France, the Nordics, and the Middle East COMATCH set its sights on the UK. Read More.

Getsafe launched its dental products

Getsafe launched its dental products. Underscore in the UK released a blog article about the all-in-one policy system that takes 5 minutes to apply. Read More.

The best cities to live in as a millennial according to Nestpick

Nestpick ranked the best cities in the world to live in if you are a millennial. Read More.

foodspring’s big milestone!

Congratulations to btov portfolio company foodspring for achieving this big milestone! Read More.

OrCam recently closed its USD 30 million round

As already announced in the editorial, OrCam recently closed its USD 30 million round based on a USD 1 billion pre-money valuation and exceeded the mark to become a unicorn. Read More.

BigRep partners with BASF

We are pleased that our portfolio company BigRep has entered into a strategic partnership with BASF. Read More.

TechTour’s European Venture Contest (EVC) in Dec 2017

On 12th December 2017, our btov colleague, Christian Winkler, had the opportunity to join as jury member for the European Venture Contest (EVC) final. Read More.

Blacklane successfully raised Series D funding

The funding round of our portfolio company Blacklane was led by the strategic investor ALFAHIM. Read More.

btov Discovery in Dubai – 13th – 18th April 2018 – Early bird fee until 31st January 2018

btov has been invited by the Dubai Future Accelerator (link) to get to know the start-up and investor scene in Dubai with a group of btov members during a short trip. Read More.

CheckYeti founder Stefan Pinggera featured in Deutsche-startups.de

CheckYeti, a portfolio company of Ringier Digital Ventures and btov Private Investors, was interviewed by Deutsche-startups.de. Read More.

COMATCH is one of the fastest-growing start-ups

Our btov portfolio company is in the top 10 of fastest-growing start-ups in Germany. Read More.

IDAGIO successfully raised a EUR 8m Series A

Our portfolio company IDAGIO successfully raised a EUR 8m Series A funding round led by Tengelmann Ventures with significant participation by btov and other existing investors. Read More.

Roche licenses Immatics target for the development of cancer immunotherapies

We are excited to announce that Swiss healthcare company Roche has exercised its option to exclusively license a proprietary immunotherapy target from btov portfolio company Immatics for further development and commercialization in oncology. Read More.

Wine in Black managed its way to profitability

We are proud to announce that the btov portfolio company Wine in Black managed its way to profitability. The Berlin-based online premium wine shipping company was profitable for the first time in October this year. Read More.

Joblift has successfully completed the Series A round

We are pleased to report that the btov portfolio company Joblift has successfully completed the Series A round. Joblift raised EUR 10m in a funding round led by the London/Berlin VC DN Capital. Read More.

We are happy to announce our investment in Whitebox

It also is a pleasure to announce our investment, also out of the investor network, in Whitebox, the Swiss/German Robo-Advisor. You may have heard of Whitebox as the Robo-Advisor with the best financial performance out there. Read More.

We are happy to announce our investment in PriceHubble

We are happy to announce our investment in PriceHubble, out of our private investor network, alongside Helvetia Ventures and exiting investors, in the recently closed Series A round. Read More.

PayPal invests in raisin

We are proud to share that our portfolio company Raisin has secured a new two-digit (strategic) funding round from PayPal. Read More.

Business news website Quartz featured Electrochaea’s Power-to-Gas technology

In an interesting article about the inability of battery technologies to solve the world's energy-storage problems, the Power-to-Gas technology of btov portfolio company Electrochaea was proposed as an alternative solution. Read More.

black bee founder Dr. Hanna Köpcke wins Digital Female Leader Award

We are happy to share that Dr. Hanna Köpcke, founder and CTO of btov portfolio company Webdata Solutions, was awarded the Digital Female Leader Award in the category IT / Tech. Read More.

The Swiss Startupticker has featured btov’s Growth Fund

The Swiss Startupticker has featured btov’s Growth Fund in an article posted recently on the platform by Stefan Kyora. Read More.

Ottonova launched its new dental supplementary insurance.

Ottonova launched its new dental supplementary insurance. Get the coverage here and say goodbye to paperwork and waiting loops. Read More.

Electrochaea receives STEP Award

We are proud to announce that btov portfolio company Electrochaea, the developer of a power-to-gas energy storage solution, has been awarded with the STEP Award in the category Sustainability. Read More.

Joblift now lists more than two million jobs

Joblift now lists more than two million jobs and - for the first time - enables corporate clients to benefit from Joblift's latest machine learning algorithms and big data analysis. Read More.

ottonova sets another major milestone and novelty in Germany

ottonova sets another major milestone and novelty in Germany: since October, patients can receive treatments directly from their bedside with a digital doctor's visit via video consultation. Read More.