Time flies when you are making an impact! It has been 4 months since we welcomed the batch of Fintech Fusion 2016-17 startups and we want to celebrate their progress during our Demo Day where entrepreneurs will present their startups on stage. The 8 top-notch startups - coming from 6 different countries - started their journey at Fusion after being selected out of 300+ applicants from 40 countries around the world. These entrepreneurs left [...]
2017-02-15T20:02:55+00:00 13 February 2017|Comments Off on Fusion Demo Day
Fintech FUSION's first batch of startups is slowly coming to the end of the 12-months acceleration program. From application process to today, the least we can say is that is has been an exciting journey. An lot of time was spent by entrepreneurs on meeting people, coaching testing assumptions, pitching, convincing people, adapting and finally sometimes pivoting. Thousands of coffees drunk (haven't counted, will do for the next batch!), dozen and [...]
2016-09-01T14:04:20+00:00 1 September 2016|Comments Off on FUSION’s first Final Demo Day will take place next week!
Discover this interesting infographic made by Robert Hendriks, of DealSunny. As most of the time, Switzerland is not really considered in it. Unfortunately. But with the major exception that Fintech FUSION is mentioned, to our great pleasure! Enjoy Summer time! [...]
2016-08-08T11:35:43+00:00 8 August 2016|Comments Off on Fintech Infographic, by Robert Hendricks
Interview with Jed Grant, CEO of KYC3, one of the startups from FUSION's first batch. KYC3 delivers data mining and analysis solutions for risk management using big data. It is a Customer, Counterparty and Competitive Intelligence solution. What is your background? I am creative and busy entrepreneur whose passion is technology, security and finance. I`ve been working on KYC3 technology for many years, researching, designing and pro [...]
2016-08-22T12:22:37+00:00 8 July 2016|Comments Off on Traditional compliance/ KYC is not working anymore
Interview with Andrzej Nowak and Dr. Vincent Pignon, both co-founders of WeCan.Fund. WeCan.Fund is an algorithmic peer-to-peer lending platform. Through a pan-European online marketplace for loans, WeCan.Fund helps investors supercharge their savings by lending directly to highly rated, pre-selected SMEs. In a few words, can you tell us what your company does and how it was created? Andrzej: WeCan.Fund connects SMEs seeking financing with invest [...]
2016-06-22T11:21:34+00:00 22 June 2016|Comments Off on Interview with WeCan.Fund
This is a guest post by Eric Thuillier, founder and Managing Partner at Investivity and seasoned investment manager taking part to FUSION's first batch of startups. Investivity helps wealth managers, and notably independent ones, to boost their operational efficiency at a minimal cost and to differentiate themselves from the competition. Wealth management is currently in a state of flux. New entrants with online automated solutions - so c [...]
2016-07-20T08:38:26+00:00 3 June 2016|Comments Off on Are Clients of Wealth Managers Doomed to be Underserved?
If you follow Fintech FUSION for a while, you probably already know that we are currently recruiting our second batch of fintech startups. Things are going well, we've already have seen plenty of amazing (and sometimes, less amazing...) fintech startups from everyhwere, confirming once again that Switzerland is an attractive spot for fintech startups. The application process is open until June 12th 23:59 CET and I encourage you to apply for a pla [...]
2016-06-01T16:39:37+00:00 27 May 2016|Comments Off on Everything you want to know about Fintech FUSION
Zurich based Swiss Start Up Factory and Fusion announce a partnership to boost the acceleration of startups in Switzerland The two independent accelerators commence a close cooperation in order to build a unique bridge between the French and the Swiss German parts of Switzerland. Zurich based Accelerator Swiss Start Up Factory and Geneva based Fusion complement each other very well in their goal orientation and set up. In joining forces the acce [...]
2016-05-19T19:31:18+00:00 19 May 2016|Comments Off on Fintech FUSION and Swiss Startup Factory join forces
Interview with Marcelo Garcia Casil, Co-Founder & CEO of DXMarkets. DXMarkets integrates blockchain technology into enterprise-base d financial processes, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. The firm supports the finance function to embed disruptive technology into its business cycle, increasing operating margins and generating new revenue streams. Can you tell us more about yourself and your company? I graduated in Buenos Aires, Argen [...]
2016-05-19T05:51:49+00:00 12 May 2016|Comments Off on Digital Assets Will Profoundly Transform the Financial World
Time goes by very fast! It all started one year ago when we launched our first applications process, which eventually led to the selection of 10 great fintech startups for the first batch. These 10 companies are currently in the middle of the program and have experienced what Fintech FUSION is providing: acceleration! Being selected in an accelerator means that you'll save a lot time, in terms of learnings, of avoiding mistakes and going to custo [...]
2016-06-11T08:21:46+00:00 8 April 2016|Comments Off on APPLY to Fintech FUSION 2016!
We are thrilled to welcome Thomas Ankenbrand from the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ at Fintech FUSION on Monday, April 18 at 5:30pm for the IFZ Fintech Forum conference. Program 17:30 - 18:00: Doors opening 18:00 - 18:05: Welcome by Fintech FUSION 18:05 - 18:10: Introduction by Michel Jaccard, Partner at id est avocats 18:10 - 18:40 Legal Framework for Fintech, Benedikt Maurenbrecher, Partner at Homburger 18:40 - 19:10: Presentation of [...]
2016-09-01T14:07:06+00:00 29 March 2016|Comments Off on IFZ Fintech Forum
We are pleased to announce that BNP Paribas (Suisse) has just signed a partnership agreement with Fusion! BNP Paribas will be the exclusive bank alongside our current corporate partners Temenos, Notz Stucki, Swisscard and Polytech Ventures. In a changing world, innovation is at the heart of the BNP's strategy. This partnership allows BNP Paribas (Suisse) to collaborate with innovative start-ups to provide state of the art solutions to its custome [...]
2016-05-18T15:42:06+00:00 2 March 2016|Comments Off on BNP Paribas (SUISSE) Partners With FUSION
Sometimes ago, one of the startup of our first batch, KYC3, did a video about Fintech FUSION first batch and interviewed entrepreneurs and people of the FUSION community. They recorded 3 videos... that you can discover hereafter! The first one is the most serious one... the last one the most funny one... ENJOY! Thanks a lot to Jed, Veranika and the rest of the KYC3 team for recording these cool videos! [...]
2016-05-18T15:42:26+00:00 11 February 2016|Comments Off on This is Fintech FUSION 2015… in video!
We are pleased to announce that we will participate for the first time to Virtual FinFair 2016, the largest online financial fair on January 26th. The startups of our first batch (have a look here) will be at the Virtual FinFair on Tuesday, January 26th (9am – 9pm CET). FUSION entrepreneurs will be present with a virtual booth at the only 3D online fair for Finance Professionals. On this occasion, we will disclose a new financial vehicle, allowin [...]
2016-05-18T15:42:43+00:00 22 January 2016|Comments Off on FUSION launching a new investment product at Virtual FinFair 2016
Who loves building Apache stack big data Natural Language Processing? FUSION's first batch comprises 10 amazing companies, that you may have already discovered. One of them, KYC3, which is offering "The best way to Know Your Customer, Counterparty and Competition", is looking for a rockstar software developer! Here is the job ad! Launching in 10, 9, 8, 7 … are you ready to drive the rocket ship to success with us? If you have experience with mode [...]
2016-05-18T15:42:58+00:00 21 January 2016|Comments Off on Our portfolio company KYC3 is hiring!
A new award was launched end of September: "The Swiss FinTech Award". The idea is to build a national ecosystem that helps Swiss fintech companies going forward, and gaining international attention. Initiated by Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum, the initiative gathers key players in the field, like Accenture, PostFinance, Raiffeisen and many other ones. The applicants will not only compete for a cash prize (definitive not announced yet, but a multiple [...]
2016-05-18T15:44:19+00:00 26 November 2015|Comments Off on Last days to apply to Swiss Fintech Award!
Discover Our Mentors! Today, we are proud to unveil the list of our mentors. We have been able to attract a significant level of interest, with more than 60 people applying to mentor the 10 startups selected by FUSION. From successful fintech entrepreneurs like Simon Kalfon or Marc Torrens, from fintech executives like Christophe Bach or Ben Robinson, to senior bankers like Gérard Fischer or Olivier Collombin, FUSION has gathered a unique set of [...]
2016-01-21T08:46:09+00:00 19 November 2015|Comments Off on Discover Our Mentors!
Fusion, launched in February this year, is the creation of Polytech Ventures, a venture capital firm based out of the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL). The project brings together a broad group of stakeholders: corporate members such Temenos and Notz Stucki, which provide sponsorship and mentoring; resource partners, such as Capco, Kudelski Security, Arcanys and Interactive Data, which provide technology consulting; law firm id est avocats, [...]
2016-10-18T12:34:43+00:00 7 September 2015|Comments Off on FUSION Selects Its First 10 Fintech Startups