Online alternative finance is a broad term that has allowed trading to occur outside the traditional realms of banking. Crowdfunding is one such example, occupying a large piece of the alternative finance pie. It gathers money from multiple sources to fund a venture or a project. Ardian Gjeloshi, co-founder of Crowdhouse, tells CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayn, why crowdfunding is particularly useful in the buy-to-let property market.
Artificial intelligence is being used to connect patients with treatment, a development made possible by Europe’s largest telemedicine provider and IBM’s research lab in Rüschlikon. According to Andy Fischer, CEO of Medgate, this type of automation is vital to keeping health care costs down.
This week: The political and economic impact of the U.S. midterm elections, a fall from grace for Swiss asset manager GAM, and how Swiss businesses are cashing in on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
During the 2018 edition of MassChallenge, an accelerator program for early-stage startups, fledging Swiss startups were rewarded for their innovative ideas. But now that it’s over, who will fund their continued growth?
Chinese shoppers account for 30 to 40 percent of online luxury goods purchases. Richemont has joined forces with e-commerce giant Alibaba, and the 11.11 Singles Day sale will be the first test. Jeffrey Towson, an Alibaba influencer, takes us behind the scenes of the world’s biggest shopping day.
Tijen Onaran is on mission to highlight the role women are playing in everything from AI to blockchain. She is the founder of Global Digital Women, which is teaming up with Amazon Germany for projects including Female Entrepreneur of the Future in 2019.
Christian Brönnimann was a researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institute before founding Dectris, his own company. The cameras have been selling so well, the company hasn’t needed any outside investors to finance growth.
Swiss TPH’s Nino Künzli says cities like Los Angeles have turned it around. But he warns that any improvements shouldn’t result in developing nations being used as pollution dumping grounds, arguing “the dirty production is done in places where we don’t have regulations.”
Its aim is to change the way we eat lunch. Now as winner of this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, Felfel says that Swiss businesses even tout its iconic fridge as a perk when trying to lure new talent. Hannah Wise met the team who says it’s saving us from dull lunchtimes.
The Swiss brothers behind the Crypto Finance Conference have told CNNMoney Switzerland that the event hopes to expand to Tokyo in 2019. Nicolo and Andrea-Franco Stöhr say it comes after the success of their conference in St. Moritz and more recently in California.
The tech investment firm Yova has a different approach to the growing trend of impact investing: taking humans out of the equation when building portfolios. The firm’s CEO, Tillmann Lang, says that automating the process means lower fees for investors. But can the returns justify the means?
Producing ultra-pure diamonds grown in a lab. That’s the core concept behind the EPFL spin-off LakeDiamond. Now the founders have figured out an innovative way of financing the next steps without losing control over their company.