Switzerland First in Ranking of Top 10 Most Blockchain-Friendly Countries in Europe

Switzerland is ranked number one in a list of the top ten European countries for starting a blockchain company, according to a study released by blockchain conference BlockShow Europe 2018.

In the list of best countries for starting a blockchain company, Gibraltar and Malta follow Switzerland in second and third respectively. The study consisted of 48 European countries that were examined for rankings by Initial Coin Offering(ICO) regulations, regulations on crypto as a payment service, and taxation frameworks for crypto.

18 May 2018 Read More
Le Temps

Six conseils pour ne pas rater votre campagne de crowdfunding

Le financement participatif brasse désormais des centaines de millions en Suisse. Mais des fonds de pension et conglomérats faussent la compétition. Nos conseils aux startupers pour nager parmi les gros poissons du financement

18 May 2018 Read More
Crowdfund Insider

Report: Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland

Lucerne University in Switzerland is out with their annual report on crowdfunding in the country. This is the third year in a row that the report has been published. The “Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland 2016 tracks the growth and trends in this sector of finance.

In the introduction, Prof. Dr. Andreas Dietrich, states;

In previous years, we have usually commented that the market had grown rapidly, but the absolute volumes of funding remained at a low level. This year, though, the market has grown markedly in percentage as well as in absolute terms. For the first time, crowdfunding has been instrumental in raising substantially more than CHF 100 million. This compares to just under CHF 28 million in the previous year. The structure of the market has also changed greatly: as expected, real estate crowdinvesting and the financing of SMEs via crowdfunding (business crowdlending) have made considerable contributions to this growth.

The platforms in these two segments witnessed markedly higher transaction volumes. On the investor side, this has increasingly sparked the interest of professional investors capable of supplying the requisite volumes. Given these fundamental changes in 2016, we are expecting 2017 to again witness a substantial acceleration in growth.

As of April 2016 there were 50 crowdfunding platforms in operation in Switzerland. This was an increase by 10 versus year prior.

17 May 2018 Read More
In the snow


If 66,666 winter fans register by 31 October 2018, the season pass for Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, Saas-Almagell and Saas-Balen will come in at only CHF 255, making it one of the cheapest season passes on the market. The campaign, which launched on Tuesday, can be found at

17 May 2018 Read More
24 heures

Sa carrière a pris de l’altitude avec le bar à vin lancé avec ses potes

Elâ Borschberg, cofondatrice de Ta Cave, à Lausanne, s’investit dans de multiples projets, sur terre et dans les airs.

14 May 2018 Read More
Sport Buzz Business

« I believe in you » intègre la plateforme Fosburit

Il y a quelques jours, le site de crowdfunding français Fosburit a annoncé son rachat par « I believe in you ». Avec cette acquisition à 100%, la société originaire de suisse étend sa présence en Europe avec 4 marchés principaux que sont la Suisse, la Norvège, l’Autriche et la France.

23 Apr 2018 Read More
Crowdfund Insider

Switzerland and the Global Regulatory Competition for ICOs

The CryptoSummit 2018 organized by Blockchain startup Smart Valor gathered more than 1,000 attendees from 47 countries in Zurich. One of the recurring themes of the conference presentations was the regulation of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

Many participants pointed out that there is now an open competition between countries to attract ICOs. They debated, among other issues, whether the Swiss regulatory environment will continue to support the current leadership of Switzerland as a preferred location for ICOs in Europe.   

03 Apr 2018 Read More