Federal Councilor Ueli Maurer has been named FinTech Influencer of the Year at the Swiss FinTech Awards. He is being honored for promoting Switzerland as a financial center. Initiatives such as the fintech sandbox and approval or the strategic forum for open finance have been mentioned as his merits. In addition, the start-ups Stableton and DeepJudge have been awarded.
The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (Seca) has named Gian Reto à Porta its 20th Business Angel of the Year. The pioneering Swiss fintech entrepreneur impressed the jury with his commitment as a fintech networker and successful angel investor in Swiss scaleups. He brings not only smart money to companies but also delivers personal added value.