Two countries – two decades – two outcomes

2017-03-17T13:04:45+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Fintech News, Members’ Corner|

A brief comparison of e-government solutions in Estonia and Switzerland The study that has been coordinated by Prof. Dr. Alexander Trechsel of Zurich-based consulting firm xUpery draws a comparison between the evolution of Switzerland and Estonia as digital societies over the past twenty years. The report is co-authored by political scientists Dr. Maarit Ströbele [...]

Finnova – a tech veteran in the digital era

2017-01-25T12:52:00+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Fintech News, Interview|

Interview Chief Customer Officer Hendrik Lang Finnova is a true tech veteran and has lived through different eras of technology. Today, we are talking about the Swiss financial market, fintech and a future-proof economy. What is Finnova? What do you do? Indeed, we have a long history going back to 1974. Today Finnova is a [...]

SFS member startup Advanon raises CHF 13.5 m

2017-01-11T07:00:05+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Fintech News, Members’ Corner|

Swisscom participating in the investment round Swiss fintech startup and SFS member Advanon have recently closed their second financing round for CHF 13.5 million. Among the participating investors are SFS partner Swisscom, the two venture funds b-to-v Partners and VI Partners as well as Urs Wietlisbach (founder Partners Group). Advanon plans to strengthen its leading position in [...]

Switzerland and digitization

2017-01-10T15:00:09+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Fintech News, Interview|

Interview with Maximilian Straub, McKinsey: Focus on insurance & insurtech At McKinsey, you cover all sorts of branches - why are you committed to SFS in particular? Why fintech and startups? McKinsey has been supporting Swiss startups and young entrepreneurs for several years – most prominently together with ETH Zurich through our joint initiative »venture» (www.venture.ch). [...]

Opportunities in the Russian Fintech Market

2016-12-16T13:42:33+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Allgemein, Fintech News|

Report: Business opportunities for Swiss fintech companies in Russia (free download) Download Report by Michael Kühn In Russia, the economic crisis and sanctions are reducing the demand and increasing volatility and anxiety. But even in the current situation, Fintech categories such as investment, wealth management, online platforms, reinsurance and others have [...]

10 Fragen an Kanton…

2016-12-13T10:44:15+00:00 December 12th, 2016|10 question for Canton..., Interview|

...Graubünden (1) Wofür ist steht Ihr Kanton typischerweise, wirtschaftlich gesehen? Wie hat sich der Standort entwickelt in den letzten 5-10 Jahren, können Sie uns einen kleinen Einblick geben, ein paar Zahlen und Fakten? Graubünden steht für sehr gute wirtschaftsfreundliche Rahmenbedingungen, kurze Wege innerhalb der Verwaltung, Internationalität, Wasserkraft, hohe Lebensqualität, kulturelle Vielfalt und Mehrsprachigkeit. Die gute [...]

10 Fragen an Kanton….

2016-12-13T20:06:51+00:00 November 4th, 2016|10 question for Canton..., Allgemein, Interview|

...Obwalden (1) Wofür ist steht Ihr Kanton typischerweise, wirtschaftlich gesehen? Wie hat sich der Standort entwickelt in den letzten 5-10 Jahren, können Sie uns einen kleinen Einblick geben, ein paar Zahlen und Fakten? Der Kanton Obwalden hat sich durch die neue Steuerstrategie 2006 zu einem sehr attraktiven Wohn- und Arbeitsort entwickelt. In den letzten 10 [...]

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