Ringier AG has acquired a minority interest in the Berlin start-up BOT Labs, which was founded in January 2018 by Hubert Burda Media together with Ingo Rübe, the former CTO of the national publishing company at Burda. BOT Labs develops blockchain-based technological innovations for companies and offers cooperative models.
Lamudi, one of the leading real estate platforms today announced that the company has recently welcomed the two media and digital classifieds companies, Ringier AG and Axel Springer, as new strategic investors. Both companies will share a seat in the advisory board, which will for now be taken over by Ringier. The funding amount is not made public, but Kian Moini, Co-Founder and CEO of Lamudi, states that «the majority of funding can and will be spent on growth given the company’s comfortable financial situation and clear path to breakeven».
Together with PropTech1 Ventures, Zürcher Kantonalbank and Dr Stefan Heitmann (founder of MoneyPark and PriceHubble), Ringier Digital Ventures is investing in the current round of financing of the Swiss proptech start-up Archilyse. Alongside Flatfox and Movu, this is the third proptech investment by Ringier Digital Ventures. Archilyse was recently selected as one of Europe’s top 25 proptech start-ups at EXPO REAL, Europe’s largest B2B trade fair for real estate and investment.
Marc Walder est le CEO de Ringier, coéditeur du «Temps», mais aussi l’initiateur de digitalswitzerland, qui inaugure son antenne romande lundi à l’EPFL. Pour lui, la Suisse et ses médias doivent investir dans la technologie
A quoi peut servir le World Economic Forum? A échanger des idées et à perdre des contacts qui débouchent parfois sur des initiatives concrètes et ambitieuses. Par exemple le projet digitalswitzerland, dont le directeur général du groupe Ringier est l'instigateur. Objectif: mobiliser la Suisse autour de l'impératif de la numérisation.