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Wingman Ventures rebrands as Founderful, gains momentum for $120m Fund II for Swiss tech startups

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Five years after it launched, venture capital firm Wingman Ventures has today rebranded as Founderful and is announcing it has quickly raised $85m for its new fund, aiming to reach a final close at $120m in the months to come.

The firm was founded in 2019 by Swiss unicorn GetYourGuide co-founder Pascal Mathis, former Switzerland Lead at Creathor Ventures Alex Stckl, and EAT.ch co-founder Lukas Weder. The teams driving force has always been helping ambitious Swiss tech startups to become international market leaders. The firm was established with the singular goal of backing local, pre-seed startups in their first financing round with hands-on, founder-focused funding.

The Founderful team
The Founderful team

Bucking the venture trend of keeping dry powder on hand, Founderful has made nearly 50 investments in the last 4 years alone, having made eight Swiss investments in 2023.

From Fund I, Founderful has deployed $60m into 40 startups. This represents 109 founders who scaled to create 1,093 jobs and went on to raise almost 6x additional funding of over $350m in just 3 years, some of which from leading international venture firms. Notably, Wingtra (survey drones) has scaled to 200 employees and an annual revenue of over $20m. DePoly has been recognized globally for its revolutionary plastics recycling technology and raised a $15m seed round, while Corintis (sustainable computing) is working with tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, and Nvidia.

Founderful has already started deploying the capital raised in Fund II, backing the founders of Chiral Nano (alternative silicon chips), Nala Earth (ESG reporting), Ascento (security robotics), SAEKI (manufacturing robotics), Anthropos (workplace skills), Isospec Analytics (biomolecular analysis), Eightinks (lithium-ion batteries) and Faive Robotics (humanoid robotics).

Alex Stckl, Founding Partner at Founderful, commented: Were beyond grateful that we get to continue our work with the most ambitious founder teams of this exciting ecosystem. Switzerland is one of the worlds fastest-growing venture capital markets. With the global shift towards more complex technologies solving some of our societys most pressing challenges, it will become one of the worlds most important tech hubs. With our founder-operator backgrounds and the deeply rooted access weve built over the years into the universities and research institutions with our Founderful Campus program, weve become the go-to firm for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

Founderful II is backed by a range of institutions, family offices, and founders who have successfully scaled their startups into global unicorns such as Duolingo, Climeworks, GetYourGuide, Delivery Hero, and Scandit.

Severin Hacker, CTO and co-founder at Duolingo, commented: "Building Duolingo, I've seen my own fair share of VC firms, and it is rare to collaborate with an investor who is as meticulous and relentless toward creating value to the founders they backed, as the team at Founderful.

Jonas Theiler, Head of Asset Management at Artemis Group, added: Weve been working with Founderful since day one, and the companies they back have impressive substance and relevance from a technological and business perspective they are spot-on doubling down on the Swiss venture ecosystem.

Founderful is laser-focused on the Swiss tech market and, with it, concentrated on supporting founders in the B2B software and industrial technology space This includes robotics and industrial automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer vision technologies, and material sciences innovations in cleantech, climate tech, and construction tech. Founderful works quickly and closely with academia and industry to boost the new generation of technology leaders.

Lukas Weder, Founding Partner at Founderful, commented: Our fresh identity as Founderful reflects our purpose as a venture capital business to have the deepest understanding of founders and give them the highest level of support. We were once founders ourselves and know what it takes to succeed. We are redefining founder-friendliness beyond just the term sheet through sharing advice, granting insights, and investing courageously. We bring lightheartedness and empathy to serious topics and remain calm in the face of adversity. We try to be the honest companion we would have wanted by our side when we built our own companies.

The Founderful thesis on investing in Swiss-based startups has been proven by three megatrends:

  • For the 13th consecutive year, Switzerland has ranked first in the Global Innovation Index – topping the lists for technology, knowledge, and creative output. It also has the world's highest patent per capita ratio, and ETH Zurich produces more university spin-outs than any other university worldwide.

  • Big tech is fascinated by Switzerland, which is why Google has 5,000 developers there (its largest tech office outside the US). Disney, Nvidia, Meta, Huawei, and Intel have consistently grown their local R&D teams over the past years.

  • Switzerland is a Unicorn state there are more billion-dollar tech startups per capita in Switzerland than anywhere else in Europe. Recent unicorn graduates like Scandit (logistics software), Climeworks (carbon capturing), and SonarSource (code security), and bootstrapped under-the-radar success stories like Proton (internet privacy) underline Switzerlands rising global relevance for B2B technologies.

Yoram Wijngaarde, CEO and founder of Dealroom, added: When looking at our data, Switzerland has been on the rise as one of Europes fastest growing VC ecosystems over the past five years, and in 2023 becoming the fifth largest venture market on the continent only behind powerhouses UK, Germany, France and Sweden. When you look at nine tech unicorns on 9 million inhabitants, it becomes apparent that this is a market you cannot miss in your coverage as a European fund or limited partner.

About Founderful

Founderful is Switzerlands leading pre-seed fund. We give every founder our deepest understanding and highest levels of support, and together, were building the future of the Swiss startup ecosystem. For more information, please visit our website or LinkedIn.

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Bilal Mahmood

+44 7714 007257

[email protected]

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http://www.founderful.com/

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Allstar Plumbing Unveils Advanced Plumbing Services in San Jose

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San Jose, California – Allstar Plumbing, a renowned name in home improvement and plumbing solutions, has announced the launch of its innovative plumbing services. This significant expansion is set to redefine Plumbing Services San Jose, featuring advanced techniques like trenchless pipe repair, hydro-jetting, and the integration of smart plumbing systems. These offerings emphasize Allstar Plumbing’s commitment to providing efficient, sustainable, and customer-focused solutions.

The company’s latest service range, particularly focused on residential and commercial plumbing needs, incorporates state-of-the-art technology for heightened efficiency and minimal environmental impact. The trenchless pipe repair technique is a highlight, offering a less invasive, more sustainable alternative to traditional pipe repair methods. This method significantly reduces the need for extensive excavation, thereby minimizing disruption to property and daily activities.

Adding to its range, Allstar Plumbing’s hydro-jetting service stands out for its effectiveness in clearing even the most stubborn blockages. Utilizing high-pressure water streams, this technique ensures thorough cleaning of pipes, preventing future clogs and maintaining the longevity of the plumbing system. This service is not only effective but also eco-friendly, as it avoids the use of harsh chemicals.

In line with current technological advancements, Allstar Plumbing is proud to introduce smart plumbing system installations. These systems offer unprecedented control over plumbing infrastructure, leading to increased efficiency, preventative maintenance capabilities, and overall cost savings. Smart plumbing systems represent a significant step forward in the plumbing industry, aligning with the modern-day need for connectivity and intelligent home management.

In addition to these services, the Plumber San Jose continues to offer its wide range of traditional plumbing services, ensuring that all possible client needs are met. Whether it’s routine maintenance, emergency repairs, or complex installations, the team at Allstar Plumbing is equipped to handle it all with professionalism and expertise.

To complement its advanced services, Allstar Plumbing has also revamped its customer service framework. The company offers transparent pricing structures and enhanced customer support initiatives. This approach underscores the company’s dedication to customer satisfaction, ensuring that every interaction with Allstar Plumbing is a positive and reassuring experience.

“Allstar Plumbing wants to be your plumbing contractor of choice. With quality work, clear and transparent estimates, and responsive customer service, we hope to earn and keep your business.” Reads a quote on the company website.

Allstar Plumbing’s introduction of advanced services in San Jose is set to address the evolving needs of the community. The company recognizes the growing demand for plumbing solutions that are not only effective but also environmentally responsible. By integrating these modern techniques and technologies, Allstar Plumbing is leading the way towards a more sustainable future in the plumbing industry.

About Allstar Plumbing

Allstar Plumbing is a leading provider of comprehensive plumbing solutions based in San Jose, California. The company offers a wide range of services, including advanced trenchless pipe repair, hydro-jetting, smart plumbing system installations, and traditional plumbing services. Allstar Plumbing is committed to setting new standards in the industry, ensuring quality, reliability, and peace of mind for its clients.

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Elegance and Relaxation Redefined: Enchanted Escape Nail Spa, A Leading Pedicure Spa in Katy, TX

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Katy, TX – Enchanted Escape Nail Spa, a new haven of relaxation and beauty, is thrilled to announce its grand opening in Katy, TX. This luxurious spa is set to redefine the standard in pampering and nail care with its exquisite range of services, including pedicures, waxing, and creative nail art. The spa is set to become a cornerstone for self-care and beauty in the community.

As the premier Pedicure Spa Katy TX, Enchanted Escape Nail Spa offers a unique blend of traditional techniques and modern aesthetics. The nail salon’s signature pedicure treatments feature nourishing botanical extracts that rejuvenate and revitalize tired feet. Clients can unwind in a tranquil setting while experienced technicians provide meticulous care, ensuring every visit is a memorable and relaxing experience.

In addition to pedicure services, the spa is proud to introduce top-tier waxing treatments. These services are designed to leave skin feeling silky-smooth and refreshed. The spa’s skilled aestheticians use high-quality products and gentle techniques, catering to individual skin types and preferences.

Nail art enthusiasts will be delighted with the range of innovative designs available at Enchanted Escape Nail Spa. From classic elegance to trendy styles, the Nail Salon Katy TX offers a diverse range of options. Each design is crafted with precision and flair, allowing clients to express their personal style through their nails.

With the grand opening, the nail salon not only focuses on introducing exceptional services but also on giving back to the community. To celebrate the milestone, Enchanted Escape Nail Spa is offering an array of special promotions. These include discounted spa packages and exclusive membership benefits, making luxury accessible to everyone. Clients are encouraged to take advantage of these limited-time offers to experience the full range of services at an exceptional value.

At Enchanted Escape Nail Spa, clients are greeted by a welcoming atmosphere that serves as a sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life. The spa’s interior is meticulously crafted to embody tranquility and elegance, featuring comfortable seating, soothing music, and a warm, inviting ambiance. This serene setting, coupled with the expert care provided by the spa’s professionals, guarantees that each visit goes beyond mere treatment to become a comprehensive, holistic experience.

Understanding the importance of hygiene and safety, Enchanted Escape Nail Spa adheres to stringent sanitation protocols. Each instrument is thoroughly sterilized, and the spa environment is meticulously maintained to ensure the health and well-being of all clients. This commitment to cleanliness and safety allows guests to relax and enjoy their spa experience with peace of mind.

The spa’s commitment to excellence extends beyond its services. The team at Enchanted Escape Nail Spa is passionate about building relationships with their clients. They believe in personalized attention and are dedicated to understanding and meeting the unique needs of each visitor. Whether it’s a quick manicure or a leisurely spa day, the staff ensures every client leaves feeling refreshed, beautiful, and eager to return.

About Enchanted Escape Nail Spa:

Enchanted Escape Nail Spa is a luxury spa located in Katy, Texas, specializing in pedicures, waxing, and nail art. With a focus on customer satisfaction, high-quality treatments, and an indulgent spa experience, it promises to be a leading destination for beauty and relaxation in the area.

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Elite Garage Door Repair Launches New Services and Special Offers in Roseville

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Roseville, California – Elite Garage Door Repair is thrilled to announce the expansion of its service offerings in Roseville. These services include a variety of new repair services, notably spring replacements, motor repairs, and sophisticated remote control programming. These enhancements are part of the company’s commitment to delivering comprehensive and top-notch garage door solutions to its customers.

The expansion in services is not just limited to technical upgrades. To show appreciation for its loyal customers and to welcome new clients, Elite Garage Door Repair is rolling out an array of special promotions. These include discounted maintenance packages as well as free consultations for prospective clients. This initiative underscores the company’s dedication to providing affordable and reliable services in the Roseville community.

The introduction of new services like spring replacements, motor repairs, and remote control programming demonstrates Elite Garage Door Repair’s commitment to staying at the forefront of the industry. These services ensure that all aspects of garage door functionality are covered, providing peace of mind to homeowners. The Garage Door Repair Roseville service, in particular, focuses on addressing common and complex issues with efficiency and expertise.

For those considering a complete overhaul or new installation, the Garage Door Installation Roseville service offers top-tier solutions. This service is designed to guide customers through the selection and installation process, ensuring a seamless and satisfying experience.

The team’s expertise extends to handling intricate motor repairs, a service that is crucial for the smooth operation of automated garage doors. Additionally, the company’s technicians are experienced in programming a variety of remote controls, ensuring ease of access and enhanced security for homeowners.

A happy client had this to say about their experience, “Recently had the team from Elite Garage Door Repair over and what a smooth experience! They were quick to respond, super knowledgeable about what my old garage door needed and had it running quietly in no time. Plus, the tech was a delight, really friendly and explained everything. Highly recommend them to anyone in Roseville needing garage help!”

Beyond the expansion of services and special offers, Elite Garage Door Repair prides itself on its team of skilled technicians. Their expertise, combined with the use of high-quality materials and state-of-the-art equipment, ensures that every repair or installation is performed to the highest standards. The company’s dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction has cemented its reputation as a leading provider of garage door solutions in Roseville and beyond.

About Elite Garage Door Repair

Elite Garage Door Repair is a prominent player in the home improvement industry, specializing in garage door repair and installation. Based in Roseville, California, the company has a long-standing reputation for excellence, offering a wide range of services designed to meet the diverse needs of its clientele. With a focus on quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction, Elite Garage Door Repair stands as a testament to superior service in the garage door repair sector.

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