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Leading enterprise crypto company Ripple acquires custody provider Metaco for US$250M

Ripple, the leader in enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, announced today it has acquired Vaud-based scale-up Metaco, a Swiss-based provider of digital asset custody and tokenization technology. Diversifying into custody solutions is a milestone in Ripple’s business and product strategy, bringing new revenue opportunities to the company.


Distalmotion raises $150M to accelerate FDA approval and clinical experience

Distalmotion announced the first closing of its USD 150 million financing. This significant fundraise reinforces the confidence of its existing investors led by Revival Healthcare Capital.


ClearSpace expands to the United States

ClearSpace Today Inc. will build on core technologies to provide in-orbit services (IOS) to government and commercial customers


SpotMe joins forces with Swiss Post

Swiss Post has acquired a majority stake in the Vaud based scale-up SpotMe. The company is a spin-off from the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and will continue to operate globally and as a standalone company after the majority


Astrocast and Thuraya strengthen collaboration through a strategic investment

Yahsat’s mobility arm Thuraya invests in Astrocast through a convertible loan valued at $17.5 million.


SwissBorg raises over CHF20 million

SwissBorg a major European player in crypto raises more than CHF 20 million from more than 16,000 investors in its Series A fundraise.


SWISSto12, connecting a safer world through space

SWISSto12 is Switzerland’s fastest-growing aerospace company, shaping the next chapter of the space and satellite industry from its headquarters in the canton of Vaud.


New strategic investor for Flyability

Chevron is joining the ranks of Flyability strategic investors, along Cargill and Dow. The American oil and gas giant works since 2016 with the Swiss Startup. The new investment is an extension of the C Series Round of CHF 15M announced last year.


Thirteen high-growth companies join Scale Up Vaud in 2023

Thirteen high-tech companies have joined the Scale Up Vaud program this year: Aequivalent, Bloom Biorenewables, ClearSpace, CREAL, CYSEC, Daphne Technology, INPHER, Insolight, Samantree Medical, Sensile Technologies, Smeetz, Swibeco and A total of 50 Vaud-based firms are now part of the program, and together they raised more than CHF 525 million in capital in 2022. Since they were founded, they’ve created nearly 3,500 jobs in Switzerland and some 4,900 jobs globally.