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Association or Non-Profit Foundation – Which Legal Form Is Better for My Undertaking?

When an idealistic purpose such as community, better environment, social, sports or cultural project is to be pursued, a question arises which legal form should be used to achieve this goal. Swiss law offers here, above all, two forms, namely association and non-profit foundation. But how are they structured and what are their respective advantages […] more…

RCS as a Successor to SMS

SMSs have changed human communication in a sustained manner. Meanwhile, they have become obsolete, however, being replaced by various messaging services such as Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat or iMessage. Profiting still too little from this trend, mobile phone operators are working together with Google to develop a successor called Rich Communication Services (RCS). more…

Visit SuisseEMEX’18 on ITSA

The name of ITSA is synonymous with creative and high-quality translations. Take advantage of the following one-time offer now: translations of texts into German, French, English and Italian at the special rate of CHF 2.90 per standard line for one year. This amounts to a 20% saving off the standard list price. Still undecided? Call […] more…

Interview with Adrian Müller: Mrs. Green’s Co-Founder

Over recent years the attitude towards hemp has become increasingly more liberal, at both social and legal levels. Meanwhile, CBD products are legal and tradable in Switzerland. Mrs. Green is an Olten-based start-up specialised in trading CBD products. STARTUPS.CH met co-founder Adrian Müller to interview him on what makes a start-up so special in this […] more…

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Does Your Company Fall Under the Regulation?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is no longer effective temporarily, but to a full extent, starting from 25 May 2018. Many companies, including Swiss ones, have adapted their processes to the new Regulation. Not all of them have to submit themselves to the GDPR, however. We will explain you why not. more…

Interview with Mr. Lacerda, one of the first who founded a company with a contribution in kind in the form of cryptocurrencies

It is a first of its kind in the Canton of Zug, if not in all of Switzerland: founding a company with a contribution in kind, which fully consisted of cryptocurrencies. The founder is Mr. Lacerda who founded his company Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Services Zug AG with the help of STARTUPS.CH. In the Interview with […] more…

Taxation of Cryptocurrencies

Last year cryptocurrencies drew a lot of attention. They are penetrating more and more into our everyday life. Many people have looked into the subject, and also invested in various currencies. In terms of taxation, these currencies should be regarded as foreign currencies. more…

Forming a Company Using Acquisitions in Kind

When a company is formed using acquisitions in kind, it undertakes, once it is entered in the Commercial Register, to take over assets belonging to its shareholders/members or related parties. It is often difficult to separate such formation method from that in which cash is used. This distinction is important, however, because companies formed using […] more…

Forming a Company Using Contributions in Kind

If you form a company, you do not necessarily have to pay up the initial share capital in cash, as founders can also pay by contributing assets. Such payments are called contributions in kind. To ensure the value stability of the assets, they must meet certain specific requirements and be subject to some special verification. more…

Revolutionary way to get funded: ICO Roundups (Infographic)

Initial coin offerings, or ICOs for short, are the latest craze in the cryptocurrency world. Despite being just a couple of years old, ICOs have managed to attract a lot of attention. It seems that in the past few months every news outlet had something to say about them, both good and bad. Some praise […] more…
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