our publications and blog history

Welcome to our YUKKA Lab News & Blog. Here you can find our older publications and read what we have published over the last years. Do you miss a certain topic or a publication? Do not hesitate to contact us via mail at press@yukkalab.com or via our contact form.

  • End of October, we had the chance to attend the FinTechTalents 2018 in London and to present YUKKA Lab there. Oliver presented YUKKA at the stage as one of the FinTech stories.  Oliver also spoke with the FinTechTalents team about our work, the challenges of working in a startup and the startup spirit. Watch ...

  • The Kickstart Accelerator was a great chance for us to meet many inspiring people, from start-ups and from corporates, from Switzerland and from all over the world. We spoke with Sophie Küsterling, Startupticker.ch, about our reasons to join the Kickstart Accelerator and why it is so important to have program...

  • During the Kickstart Accelerator, our CEO Andreas Pusch had the chance to speak with Helmuth Fuchs, CEO of Moneycab, about what YUKKA Lab is doing,  what makes us different, robos and the great time he and our CPO Oliver Berchtold had at Kickstart Accelerator. Full interview on Moneycab.com  ...

  • Prices, events and presentations: This could be the title of the last four weeks at YUKKA Lab. We have been on the road almost without interruption for the last few weeks and the time was filled with numerous events and good contacts, including the Kickstart Accelerator in Zurich, FinTechTalents in London and...

  • What can happen when you combine sentiments with quant models? A cooperation with AAACCell, a spin-off start-up of the University of Zurich and alumni of the Kickstart Accelerator 2017, enables us to optimally combine YUKKA Lab’s sentiments with state-of-the-art quant models that are used directly by ba...

  • A situational sentiment overview and outlook of Brexit and its implications on British airlines based on news sentiments in the YUKKA Lab News Lab News around the all so famous Brexit term have been picking up the pace again, as advisory papers for British companies and inhabitants have been released, discuss...

  • In times of great uncertainty and volatility, we all want to know where and when to invest. And when not. The mood often turns before the prices. Our Augmented Language Intelligence measures whether investors have confidence in the stock markets, whether their gut feeling is “POSITIVE”, or whether...

  • Our CPO & Co-Founder Oliver Berchtold had the wonderful chance to speak with Angelyne Larcher, founder of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Magazine, about YUKKA Lab, what we are doing, what he thinks is needed to be a successful entrepreneur and why YUKKA Lab joined the Kickstart Accelerator. Enjoy reading the ful...

  • Last week I spoke at the Bethmann Forum about “Everything digital. Where’s humanity?”. When Oliver Becker, who organizes this event series for Bethmann Bank, came to me, my first reflex was: “Yes, how then? Where is the contrast, the “but”. For me, digital has always been an extension,...

  • Events, events, events! Last week Andreas Pusch spoke at Bethmann Forum in Frankfurt. We were in Zurich for the Kickstart Accelerator for more concrete discussions with the Corporate Partners. We joined the Power Dinner of Digital Switzerland, the Startup Invest Days and the HSG, the University of St. Gallen,...

  • Forgetting makes us smarter? It helps in avoiding information overload. In our information-based culture, we all suffer from it. But what if you need to remember to make smarter decisions? Global Banking & Finance Review looked at the Tesla case to prove how helpful a tool can be that helps you remember t...

  • An analysis and forecast based on current sentiments in the YUKKA Lab News Lab. CEO Jack Ma has resigned, trade war fears between China and America are regaining attention and competitor Amazon has reached a $1 Trillion valuation. Being called a more promising company than Amazon, Alibaba has to regain its fo...

  • We have a new team photo on our website! The photo shootings took place already in July and the result can now be discovered online on our website. That much is already revealed here: Over the next weeks, more faces will be added little by little! Our CBD & Co-Founder Oliver Berchtold was the AI in Bankin...

  • Do you know what AI has to do with leadership? And why leaders need to do more than talk about it? Our CBD & Co-Founder Oliver Berchtold spoke about it. Read the full article “Harnessing the Power of AI to Predict Market Sentiment” in Global Banking & Finance Review Magazine Issue 12, page...

  • A forecast based on current sentiments in the YUKKA Lab News Lab. It has been a difficult last week for tech and software sectors with both Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWR) loosing over 20% of their market cap even though EPS (earnings per share) have met (Twitter) or even excelled (Facebook) analyst estimates...

  • Have you ever heard of knowledge engineering? Automotive engineers test and optimize prototypes of automobiles, civil engineers develop technical solutions for construction projects and knowledge engineers construct knowledge bases, which enable machines algorithm to think. Let’s have a closer look on k...

  • Another exciting week for YUKKA Lab and our team! A photoshoot in Berlin with many funny situations, the Yukka palm, newspapers, magnifying glasses and a brain. And many more kilometers south of Berlin, in the beautiful location of Kraftwerk Zurich, Andreas and Oliver were called on that stage as one of 30 st...

  • What happens when a madman decides to build walls and starts a trade war. Well, you better are on the safe side then. But is there any? And which side is it? Looking in the YUKKA News & Trend Lab We cannot deny the effects of trade wars on all economies. Also, or maybe especially the US shows heavy loss ...

  • Mistakes, misunderstandings and missteps. Most of us will do anything to avoid them. In many cases humans find it uncomfortable, not to say humiliating, to even admit to own fallibility. Nevertheless, mistakes are inevitable, not only to humans but also to algorithms. In the fast-paced world we now live in, a...

  • Our TechCode co-working space is colorful and international. Typical Berlin, huh? Well, who walks by our rooms may be pleased to hear a lot of English words and? Chinese! To kick off the Fintech Summit AsiaBerlin, TechCode hosted the “Connecting DLT Communities; the Chinese blockchain delegation visits ...

  • We launch our News & Trend Lab. It is a web-based application that offers an organized and efficient real-time overview of topics and trends in the financial news. Our product YUKKA News & Trend Lab offers a visualization of sentiments in an intuitive cockpit-style interface, for efficient information...

  • How many newspapers can you read? I mean at once, simultaneously? YUKKA reads 3 news stories at once. Per second. Per processor that our machine is running. Ok, this comparison might not look fair. But we love that fun fact about our YUKKA News & Trend Lab. Just to give a little insight into the wide rang...

  • To speak at the Finovate is always special. Not only this conference attracts an amazing high-impact audience of financial and banking executives, it is also straightforward about product demos and pitches, while at most other conferences the product pitch always has to be shamefully hidden behind theses on t...

  • Everyone who trades shares knows how negative scandals can be for share prices. Just to mention three examples from the past: 1. Boing´s 787 Dreamliner disaster 2. VW´s emissions scandal „Dieselgate“ 3. Steinhoff accounting scandal In the course of these events, the shares of these companies fell significantl...

  • Once upon a time, there was a researcher, an NLP one. Day by day our hero was writing programs, collecting data, processing it, delivering various analysis and extracting information. What? Doesn’t sound like a real story full of magic, dragons, and princesses? Then let me pose a few questions: How ofte...

  • The Birds Nest, the innovation laboratory of Berliner Sparkasse, was founded a year ago and on the occasion of this first birthday, interested employees were invited to inform themselves about topics, projects and working methods of the Birds Nest and other working groups. There are various workshops on topic...

  • The Swiss market is not an easy number for a German company. We at YUKKA are all the more proud of the fact that we were once again able to convince the Swiss. At the beginning of February, we attracted the investors of Equitypitcher and above all Sascha Horrig and Hermann Koch, both start-up entrepreneurs, B...

  • Falcon Private Bank Ltd, a Swiss private banking boutique with more than 50 years of experience in private banking, was acquired as a client at the beginning of January. Here, the YUKKA News & Trend Lab is now used with the aim of identifying possible corrections to the equity markets at an early stage an...

  • Ever heard of Ping An or Zhong An? Two Chinese companies that they are on the verge of taking over the global lead when it comes to artificial intelligence in Financial Services industry. When Oliver Berchtold and Andreas Pusch arrived back from FinovateAsia in Hong Kong they did not only bring the Best of Sh...

  • And the Oscar goes to…can you imagine the feeling of receiving the prize, which is also known as “the Oscars of the FinTech scene”? We feel honored! And we are proud and happy! Each year, some 40 startups compete for the prestigious Best Live Product Presentation award”. Jury and participants both vote ...

  • News from the YUKKA Lab office! YUKKA Lab made it into the news on many online finance portals, such as finews, FONDS professional and STOCK WORLD. Read our press release here: Switzerland’s Cramer private bank is expanding the product portfolio based on fintech technology. Together with a Berlin-based labora...

  • We had the honour to present our new cockpit in a live demo at the finovate in New York. From numerous applicants only the most innovative 70 companies were given the unique opportunity to present their solution at this year´s finovate fall in New York. Finovate is famous for its fast-paced format, where you ...

  • From 11 to 14 September, the FINOVATE FALL event is being held in New York. For the past ten years, this event has been used to present the most innovative fintech solutions. Sponsors, exhibitors and speakers on the subjects of banking, digital markets, regtech, insurtech, wealth management and investing all ...

  • There have been some changes at YUKKA in the last weeks. We are happy to inform you about the expansion of our team. At the begining of July, we have already moved to Berlin-Mitte, where we are working in offices of the accelerator TechCode. We are very proud about our personell reinforcement in the field of ...

  • At the UBS ProFIM Expo in May, our CEO Andreas Pusch answered the most important questions about YUKKA in a short interview. He spoke about YUKKAs products, about our solutions for financial intermediaries and the advantages our solutions offer in comparison to products of competing firms. Are you interested ...

  • From July 2017 home YUKKA Lab in Berlin Mitte. The new offices are located in Berlin TechCode Innovation Center. TechCode support tech startups with cooperation and office space and Acceleration programs and investments. The organization has offices, including in China, Berlin, Silicon Valley, Seoul, Tel Aviv...

  • YUKKA Lab attended the first UBS ProFIM Expo in Zurich on Monday, 22 May. This fair offers financial intermediaries a platform to get to know the latest developments and to actively exchange views with fintechs, the technology drivers in asset management. We are proud to have made it into the selection of 15 ...

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