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FINANCE & INSURANCE

 
Aktionariat AG

Finance & Insurance

F&I

Today less than 1% of Swiss companies are listed on a stock exchange. For these companies access to capital is limited to PE&VC investments.
Aktionariat offers a toolset that allows unlisted companies to create a market for their shares directly on the company's website, enabling the public to purchase shares of previously inaccessible, unlisted companies. The solution also provides a liquid secondary market, which minimizes spreads and addresses investors' idiosyncratic risks.

Clanq AG

Finance & Insurance

F&I

A mobile finance app, empowering parents to save for their children's future. For a better performance Clanq combines savings accounts with cashback on every purchase and sustainable investments. In addition, each family member can easily contribute to reach the savings goals. The app offers automated savings processes and financial education for parents to become a financial role model for their children.

Correntics GmbH

Finance & Insurance

F&I

With its data-driven approach and a deep understanding of risk, Correntics helps its clients to future-proof their supply chains and improve their financial resilience in the face of climate change and emerging risks.

iAccess Partners AG

Finance & Insurance

F&I

By aggregating smaller investment amounts in bigger investment tickets, iAccess Partners AG gives access to top quartile Private Equity funds. Hence, customers can:
(i) benefit from an outperforming asset class,
(ii) have access to Private Equity with an investment amount starting from 25’000 Swiss Francs and
(iii) benefit from a reliable and fully digital end-to-end investment process.

Kaspar& AG

Finance & Insurance

F&I

700’000 Swiss mass affluent market customers have one and the same problem in today’s low-interest rate world: they know they should invest for tomorrow, but do not know how to start today. Kaspar& offers an all-in-one app including a Swiss bank account, a personalized payment card, an automatic transaction-based round-up mechanism that invests the resulting micro-payments and the chance to invest any amount in professionally managed investment strategies. All for a fair flat-fee.

Kontera GmbH

Finance & Insurance

F&I

Kontera reads and analyses your invoices and credit card statements, learns how you book them and syncs them back into your accounting software.

perseedU

Finance & Insurance

F&I

perseedU is a Swiss web3 platform that empowers talents to launch their own branded crypto tokens to fund their ambitions. Half of the purchase will be directly donated to the talent, the other half will be converted into a tradable token. Holding these tokens grants sponsors access to predefined perks (e.g. newsletter or virtual coffee chats) and pays interests. If the talent succeeds, sponsors profit from a higher resell value. Corporates can use it for PR and as an employer branding tool.

Splint Invest

Finance & Insurance

F&I

Splint Invest is a B2B2C platform, where retail investors can buy tokens of alternative investments. Combining smart contracts, DLT and AI, Splint tokenizes assets effortlessly and in a fully automated fashion, thus making it possible to offer access to unserved retail customers when it comes to portfolio diversification and alternative investments.

Swise AG

Finance & Insurance

F&I

Private markets asset classes are scattered and restricted by gatekeepers, making them difficult to navigate and pushing up expenses. This causes the paradox of choice, where investors struggle to find their ideal products, while simultaneously being excluded from attractive investment opportunities. By combining technological advances in blockchain and the team's investment experience, Swise aims to solve these problems for the next generations.

VERITIC AG

Finance & Insurance

F&I

The current NFT user experience is not yet ripe for the mainstream. Custody will be a key driver of adoption, as was the case for cryptocurrencies. VERITIC aims to be no. 1 in the NFT custody space. Clients include both blockchains, for which no custody capability exist (e.g., Casper, our first paying client), as well as institutions aiming to provide a custodial purchasing experience to their fans / collectors.

 
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HEALTH & NUTRITION

Amporin Pharmaceuticals

Health & Nutrition

H&N

Over 50 deadly incurable ageing-related degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type II diabetes and many rare diseases are now believed to be caused by the formation of toxic amyloid pores in cell membranes. Amporin Pharmaceuticals will develop the first effective disease-modifying treatments for these diseases, based on its novel proprietary series of small molecule amyloid pore inhibitors ('Amporins') and amyloid pore-targeting chimeras ('Amportacs').

ArcoScreen SA

Health & Nutrition

H&N

ArcoScreen, spin-off of EPFL, founded in July 2021 develops a new drug screening platform targeting G Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs).
ArcoScreen's patented assay embedded in a microfluidic chip, called SynScreen, provides the only mean today of rapidly and accurately identifying drugs targeting GPCRs directly on primary patient cells. The implication is more accurate, cheaper, and faster drug discoveries, for the mutual benefit of patients and ArcoScreen.

Bionter AG

Health & Nutrition

H&N

Particles in parenteral drugs are critical for patient safety. Thus, sub-visible particle testing is mandatory for any parenteral preparation and is being used in drug product development and quality control. However, the technology fulfilling compendial requirements comprises many manual steps and destroys the sample during testing. Bionter offers a fully automated and non-destructive solution that is especially interesting for high priced drug products in the biotech and cells & genes sector.

b-rayZ AG

Health & Nutrition

H&N

Every year over 270 million exams are performed globally for early detection of breast cancer. Failing diagnoses because of human error harms patients and exposes doctors to high liability risks.
b-rayZ offers a revolutionary AI technology to healthcare professionals for faster and better breast cancer diagnostics. For every woman, everywhere.

DeepPsy AG

Health & Nutrition

H&N

DeepPsy's goal is to improve psychiatric treatment by using technology. In psychiatry, treatment decisions are mostly based on information obtained at the symptomatic level. To find an effective treatment, patients go through a prolonged trial-and-error process. DeepPsy helps psychiatrists identify the treatment with the highest likelihood of a positive response by analyzing brain waves (EEG) and heart activity (ECG) with scientifically validated algorithms.

Limula SA

Health & Nutrition

H&N

Cell & gene therapies (CGT), such as CAR T-cells, are life-saving personalized medicines, but their production remains extremely challenging and expensive, limiting patient access. Limula SA provides a platform enabling cell therapy manufacturing at scale. Combined with Limula's expertise, this unique tool supports biotech companies with CGT assets, or CDMO with CGT customers, at all stages of the product life cycle, from pre-clinical R&D to patient batch production for clinical use.

Lumaros

Health & Nutrition

H&N

Melanoma is the most aggressive skin cancer with a global market size of 3.45 billion USD in 2021. There is an unmet need for more therapeutical options, once standard therapies have failed. Lumaros currently has two compounds that show efficacy against melanoma, low toxicity and good bioavailability. These compounds are excellent candidate leads for further development into clinical therapeutic drugs.

Recolony

Health & Nutrition

H&N

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. The aim at Recolony is to bring a medication for CRC patients purely based on commensal bacteria: in vivo data show very high anti-tumor efficacy of this bacteria by specific activation of CD8+ T-cells. Recolony's therapy will minimize severe side-effects and reduce visits to the hospital, and it could even be applied to prevent tumor recurrence or avoid tumor development in risk patients.

TheraMe!

Health & Nutrition

H&N

The number of cancer patients is on the rise and standard therapies often fail. The reason for this is that every patient is different and due to tumor biology, therapy resistances develop over the course of the disease. As a solution, TheraMe! have developed an innovative tool that allows the efficacy of drugs and drug combinations to be tested directly on patients' tumor material within 24 hours in order to determine the best personalized therapy for the patient.

TheraPPI Bioscience

Health & Nutrition

H&N

The prognosis of patients with advanced cancers remains poor and calls for improved treatments. TheraPPI wants to offer a better prognosis to those patients by developing drugs modifying protein interactions.
TheraPPI's drug against advanced cancers already has solid efficacy data in animals and plans to enter into clinical development in less than 2 years. The vision for TheraPPI is that of a major biotech player with innovative drugs against severe diseases.

Yumame Foods AG

Health & Nutrition

H&N

Yumame Foods provides healthy, sustainable and delicious food products based on fungi and fermentation.
Its branded food product is a tasty “Center of the Plate” that broadens the variety of today's animal alternative products. In a growing market with many new product launches, Yumame products are unique because they are minimally processed and locally produced, making them truly sustainable. Yumame Foods caters to a 400+M CHF market opportunity and aims to achieve 86M CHF in TO with 24% EBITDA margin in 2028.

 
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ICT

ICT

abaqoo AG

Since the start of the Internet boom, we, as users, have accepted to give our valuable personal data away in exchange for “free apps and services”. With time we have acknowledged the value of our data. That is why we demand to be treated as the key part of the internet ecosystem. We demand to get paid! abaqoo is a next gen browser, allowing users to:
- Read websites without ads
- Understand the key role of advertising
- Demand to get paid for their data

ICT

Almer Technologies AG

Almer focuses on bringing High-Tech augmented reality glasses to business.
The time is now: with COVID, one has become accustomed to remote, now it is a matter of extending this intuitively and effortlessly to industry support. This reduces the need for experts to travel and allows a problem to be solved remotely. Almer develops their Swiss-made hardware/software that will be presold and already shipped to industry customers in 2022.

ICT

Aquascope Solutions

$300 billion of business value is at risk unless companies improve and innovate around water use” (CDP 2021). Companies do not have access to cost effective water quality monitoring & forecasting in order to guide & verify impact investments and reduce their financial risks. Governments need to identify emerging pollutants and respond with new regulation and protect society. Aquascope is a B2B SaaS using satellites, sensors and geospatial ai to make water verifiable and visible so corporates can significantly reduce financial risks.

ICT

Big Wave VR SA

BIG WAVE VR is a storytelling, full body and mind training tool, which improves the quality of people's lives by a multiplayer stress releasing and educational game.
The Water Metaverse is a smart to people and good to the planet Community, keeping a continuous development in different verticals of businesses for helping people deal better with real life.
Ocean's skills inspire people by a sustainable vision stimulating a more responsible relationship with the oceans.

ICT

DeepJudge AG

DeepJudge AG is the first official AI Center spin-off of ETH Zurich. Founded by four ETH Machine Learning PhDs, DeepJudge sets new standards in context-based understanding and processing of legal documents. The secret multilingual text understanding AI is put into an out-of-the-box assistant for legal professionals. No matter how many documents a lawyer is confronted with, the DeepJudge assistant understands text of any type or format and highlights the relevant information.

ICT

Hoursec

Machine Learning (ML) models can only be trained in the cloud given their expensive computational and lengthy time requirements in combination with large data sets. Massive processor muscle is applied to deal with both complexity and the required time. It is no surprise that from voice to image to biometric data to autonomous driving is projecting an almost exponential growth in power consumption by datacenters. Hoursec is an AI training and Inference On-Chip that do not depend on the Cloud.

ICT

RefFIT

RefFIT is disruptive software for the analysis of spectroscopic data, used by clients in the materials industry for product development, quality control and sorting. The software is a unique combination of scientific models with a data structure and back-end techniques inspired by machine learning and provides a complete no-code solution. With RefFIT, previously complex analysis becomes easy, fast and accessible, thereby opening up new possibilities, previously too complex and costly to attain.

ICT

SCINION GmbH

Finding collaborators and funding for their projects are among the biggest challenges for scientists. Foundations often receive grant applications that are not in line with their scope. On both ends, a highly inefficient process. In a worldwide market exceeding 8.8m scientists and 260.000 foundations, SCINION (Scientific Union) is the first online scientific platform that will be the global connecting link for scientists and foundations to support them equally in achieving their goals.

ICT

trueLedger AG

30% of a company’s workforce are externals. Buyers want high quality at a fair price, providers want to maximize billability/revenues. trueLedger is the only platform using computed contracting to help both collaborate as equal partners and mitigate this conflict of interest: both can set up contracts and report work done. trueLedger provides them with cost updates/forecasts in real time and always accurate invoices. Buyers save 20% of cost. Both have better transparency and reduce admin effort.

ICT

Versics AG

The most valuable asset in our modern world is no longer oil but data. The data exchange currently consumes around 9% of global energy with an impactful 20-30% annual growth. Versics manufactures optoelectronic hardware to make high-speed fiber-optic networks more efficient. Its devices reduce both opex to the customers (three times more energy-efficient) and capex (customers avoid hardware duplicities since the devices transmit more data).

 
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INDUSTRIALS & ENGINEERING

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
Antefil Composite Tech AG

Producing lightweight structures quickly and affordably: that's the goal of Antefil Composite Tech. It does so with preforms made of glass fibers that are individually coated with a meltable, recyclable plastic. The innovative approach reduces cycle time in the production of large parts - while improving material quality by evenly distributing fibers and plastic. In this way, Antefil aims to accelerate the transition of the global composites industry to a more cost and energy-efficient future.

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
Bearmind SA

Bearmind SA is an EPFL spin-off developing and commercializing services helping clubs control the number of concussive and sub-concussive hits athletes receive, therefore mitigating the risk of long-term brain damage. Bearmind is developing sensors and algorithms to provide real-time concussion risk assessment. Its first product, a combination of helmet-integrated sensors and an analysis platform, targets professional ice hockey clubs. This technology is adaptable to multiple sports and industries.

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
Beyond Scroll

Beyond Scroll aims to enable smaller, more efficient and environmentally friendly energy systems by delivering compressors operating in totally oil-free conditions. Its new gas compressor, based on scroll technology, not only operates at high speed and pressures, but also does so without oil, thus enabling its use for food, e-mobility, off-grid energy production/storage and hydrogen fuel stations and aerospace applications.

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
Composite Recycling Sàrl

Every year 9 million tons of Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GFRP) are produced. At the same time 2.6 million tons of GFRP reaches the end of its life with 90% ending up in landfill, and the rest being incinerated, or abandoned in the environment. This is because GFRP is made to be durable, not recyclable. Composite Recycling has developed an innovative technology to repurpose the reclaimed glass fiber and pyrolysis oil to make recycling GFRP both circular and profitable.

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
DuraMon GmbH

Most of our infrastructure is made of reinforced concrete, which is a very destructive material because:
i) its production leads to large amounts of CO2 emissions;
ii) the lack of reliable methods to determine timely repair results in either high repair costs (repair too early) or structural failure (repair too late).
DuraMon’s technology allows reducing repair costs, increasing safety, and decreasing CO2 emissions by safely using more sustainable and cheaper construction and repair approaches.

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
Enerdrape Sàrl

Enerdrape is a cleantech EPFL spin-off, developing the first thermal panel underground, that allows to turn any kind of underground infrastructure into a renewable source for the heating and cooling needs of buildings. Enerdrape offers energy professionals and building owners, a low-carbon, cost-competitive and easy-to-install solution to save on CO2 emissions and increase the use of on-site renewables, helping them to achieve their environmental and economic goals.

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
Groam

Groam strives to accelerate the transition to more sustainable foams based on agricultural biomass waste in the polymer foam fast disposables sector and to demonstrate this solution at scale. Groam is a provider of sustainable foamed biomaterials with end to life cycle as alternatives to existing petrochemical polymer foams used for fast disposables such as protective packaging or plant substrate. Groam will sell foamed pieces to end users in the sector with outsourced production.

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
NematX AG

NematX offers 3D printing services and an industrial 3D printing platform to produce high-performance polymer products for the most demanding industrial applications. Customers profit from a more competitive and agile small series production solution compared to traditional manufacturing while not having to sacrifice on product quality.

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
VunaNexus

VunaNexus uses a patented technology to transform human and livestock urine into two valuable products: a fertilizer free of all dangerous pollutants and water that can be reused, this while drastically reducing ammonia emissions and water pollution. The process allows the direct production of a hygienically safe, certified and marketable fertilizer called Aurin without the need for any chemical input. It is the world's first officially approved urine-derived fertilizer.

Industrials & Engineering

I&E
WattAnyWhere SA

The lack of an adequate power grid makes the deployment of fast charging points long and tedious. With EPFL, HES-SO and industrial partners, WattAnyWhere designs and sells a unique off-grid, energy-on-demand system that avoids current capacity shortfalls. It uses solid oxide fuel cells to convert renewable ethanol into clean electricity for charging point operators at parking lots or roadside service stations. Scalable, it will address other segments that need mobile, dependable electricity.

 
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RETAIL & CONSUMER SERVICES

R&CS
Alter Ego

Retail & Consumer Services

30% of online bought article are returned. These returns cost up to 30% of retailer's profit and pollute as much as the Netherlands each year. In order to tackle this problem, Alter Ego is currently developping a technology that, from 1 picture and the height of an individual, can create a 3D avatar and extract precise measurements. Shoppers will then be able to digitally try their clothes on their own avatar and get accurate size recomendations based on their own digital clone.

R&CS
Ampliphi

Retail & Consumer Services

Plastic pollution has risen to the top of the global agenda due to its devastating environmental, social and economic impacts. Today, consumers, investors, and regulators are calling for plastic footprint management. But companies are left rudderless to decipher the best strategies.
That’s where Ampliphi comes in. We help consumer brands and retailers accelerate a circular economy by providing the information and tools they need to seamlessly measure, reduce, and report their plastic footprint.

R&CS
bravo

Retail & Consumer Services

Today, 25000 Swiss restaurants order CHF 5bn p.a. worth of goods from 1000+ wholesale suppliers of meat, vegetables, drinks etc. via phone, fax and email. bravo provides a mobile app that allows ordering from all suppliers.
Currently, bravo monetizes through SaaS fees for premium functionality to suppliers. In the future, bravo can provide additional services similar to B2B platforms like Alibaba, including payment processing, ads, logistics etc.

R&CS
Coffee Annan AG

Retail & Consumer Services

Coffee is mainly traded as a raw material. Consequently, 90 % of coffee producing countries are dependent on financial aid as value-adding steps are done in consuming countries. We are employing digital solutions to enable the production of finished goods in developing countries and fast selling of such in European markets. By embedding low-cost RFID/NFC technology, every single step along the value chain will be traceable resulting in an end-to-end connection between farmers and consumers.

R&CS
coupolino AG

Retail & Consumer Services

Using new technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, beaconing, location-based services or gamification, Coupolino's "Scount" marketing platform combines the advantages of online shopping with the unbeatable shopping experience in stationary retail. As a result, Scount increases visibility and frequency in the retail, gastronomy and services sectors and creates a completely new customer experience. In addition, Scount provides statistics about consumer behavior.

R&CS
DRYCUT

Retail & Consumer Services

DRYCUT offers customers quality haircuts in 20 minutes at CHF 39 with an online queue and payment using the most efficient and digitally enabled, business model possible. DRYCUT’s digital native haircutting concept combines quality with convenience and efficiency for male and female customers.

R&CS
Marty's Smart Way GmbH

Retail & Consumer Services

By age 10, girls experience pocket money pay gaps. Money messages are deeply biased: we talk about money differently to boys than to girls. Schools do not teach financial literacy and many parents don’t know how to, dealing with money on autopilot and missing a child’s most formative years for financial confidence.
MARTY’S SMART WAY offers financial parenting courses & toolkits for parents, and a rhymed book series for kids on money, equality and sustainability, featuring the world's first female money role model.

R&CS
mutari (formerly: Soona)

Retail & Consumer Services

Mutari’s vision is to create a Swiss luxury tech brand that combines artisanship with digital manufacturing. Their first product is a high-end speaker and art sculpture that addresses the human need for status and beauty. The speakers are made of 3D printed ceramics and use an innovative design doubling the sound volume. Target customers are wealthy individuals with a sense of art, design and luxurious living.

R&CS
MyFeld GmbH

Retail & Consumer Services

Customers buy their own garden (16 square meters) and plant it via our Online Configurator with vegetables, fruits and herbs.
The farmers implement the instructions and manage the individual gardens. Thanks to the webcam, the online gardeners can look at the fields at any time. As soon as the vegetables, fruits and herbs are ripe, MyFeld sends the products directly from the field via post to the customers at home. MyFeld has a monthly subscription model.

R&CS
Samplab GmbH

Retail & Consumer Services

Samplab is a desktop app that allows music producers to create professionally sounding music quickly and intuitively. The core of its product is a unique Machine Learning algorithm that allows users to edit each individual note in any audio file. Users can create new, high-quality music by combining and editing already existing royalty free audio samples. This is much faster and easier than traditional methods, without sacrificing creativity.

R&CS
ZenOwn AG

Retail & Consumer Services

ZenOwn is a product assistant platform that gathers all your durable products in one place – warranties, receipts & other product info - and helps you sell or give away products you no longer need.
For business partners (brands, insurance companies and retailers) it solves the pain point of extremely low user registration (2-5%) by enabling them - for the very first time - to engage with their existing users and drive re-sell, cross-sell & up-sell.