Celebrating and nurturing the emerging blockchain ecosystem in Africa together with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Ke nako, it’s time!

The CV VC team and Véronique Haller (SECO) inside a South African Spaza shop

The African continent is at the center of CV VC’s current expansion strategy. The kick-off with the Africa Week in Johannesburg and Cape Town in November 2021, hosted by CV VC and SECO, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, was more than successful. …

CV VC’s Founder & CEO Mathias Ruch is among ten other investors in the high-profile list by Switzerland’s leading business magazine BILANZ

Mathias Ruch features in the BILANZ Top 100 “Who is Who 2022”

Mathias Ruch, Founder and CEO of CV VC, is one of the most influential individuals in Swiss business, according to Switzerland’s leading business magazine BILANZ. In the Investor category, he is the only one active in blockchain technology.

According to BILANZ, Mathias Ruch has focused on blockchain as a promising…

100 Startups over 4 Years African blockchain disruptors and early-stage startups have joined CV Labs Global Incubation Program Batch_03. The African contingent of incubatees is reflective of Crypto Valley Venture Capital’s (CV VC) global investment strategy, to invest in blockchains’ wider applicability to solving problems and creating new markets, beyond crypto.

The incubation program is a precursor to CV VCs’ public-private partnership with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), which intends to see CV VC build the first-ever, blockchain-focused Accelerator for Africa. The goal of this Accelerator is to invest in 100 startups from the African continent over the…

CV Labs Incubator opened its doors for the third time on October 18, but a lot has changed since the last batch.

We gave the program a complete overhaul and designed it to be decentralized, more global and flexible, adapting it to ongoing COVID dynamics.

batch_03 of the CV Labs Incubation Program has started on Oct 18

The Incubator is now hybrid. All courses will be virtually accessible, allowing the startups to work worldwide. …

In Q3 2021, CV VC welcomed three new VC investment portfolio companies, in addition to batch_03 of the CV Labs incubation program running since October.

CV VC welcomes three new VC investment portfolio companies

Here is a short overview and description of the activities of our new startups:

Scorechain (Lux)
Founded in 2015, Scorechain builds crypto-tracking tools with a focus on «know your transaction» (KYT) support to combat money laundering (AML), terrorism finance and other sanctioned activities. With over 200 clients, including PwC or Swisscom…

Written by Alexander E. Brunner, the report is published together with CV VC and the Swiss Blockchain Federation.

Cover page of the Swiss Digital Asset and Wealth Management Report

Digital assets and the tokenization of everything are here to stay. Especially in the past months, record-breaking funding rounds, innovative product launches, and a growing interest in new financial products have dominated global news cycles. At traditional auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s, artworks converted into non-fungible-tokens (NFTs) are…

CV VC is pleased to provide an update on four of its latest investments in portfolio companies

The iVE.ONE team is all smiles

In the first six months of 2021, CV VC is welcoming four new selected VC investment portfolio companies. Here is a short overview and description of the activities of our new startups.

GK8 Ltd. (ISR): Ultra secure cold-storage and MPC hot-storage for digital assets

As digital assets gain more acceptance and usage, the industry faces a rapid rise in cyber thefts. Corporations…


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