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9/20/2022

Nanolive gets additional USD 2.2 million and closes its series C round at USD 22.2 million

Scale-up Vaud Nanolive SA, a leading live cell imaging and analysis company has obtained an additional $2.2 million, closing its series C round at $22.2 million. In line with the investment, the company appointed Victoria Wang and Deborah Birx to its board of directors.

9/8/2022

Flyability secures CHF15 million

Scale-up Vaud Flyability, the leading indoor inspection drone company, has raised an additional CHF 15 million in a Series C funding on top of CHF 7 million that it had already closed. The round was led by Japan-based SBI Investment.

8/30/2022

beqom Acquires Our Tandem to Transform Performance and Rewards

Scale-up Vaud beqom - the leader in cloud-based compensation management software announced the acquisition of Our Tandem, a continuous performance management platform that drives people development through personalized feedback, coaching and goal setting.

8/23/2022

MindMaze Enters New Strategic Partnership with Alfa Romeo

Scale-up Vaud MindMaze enters new strategic partnership with Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN to advance technologies for brain health, safety, and performance.

8/19/2022

How to scale: Seven qualities of successfull scale-up CEOS

Spurred by the work he did through the LeadiNNg to Scale-up Program at IMD in collaboration with Innovaud and 14 scale-ups, Prof. Jim Pulcrano tries to narrow down to the essentials, what he believes is required for a good startup to scale.

6/30/2022

SOPHiA GENETICS: towards data-driven medicine

Jurgi Camblong, alumnus from EPFL, CEO and co-founder of SOPHiA Genetics, aims at transforming medicine by moving from hypothesis-driven to data-driven medicine. We spoke with him at the Startup Champions Seed Night 2022 – a yearly event gathering investors and the best of Swiss and EPFL startups – about how being based in the canton of Vaud helped him grow his company, which reached the milestone of analyzing over one million genomic profiles and went public.

5/24/2022

Ligentec’s photonic chips are set to power industry 4.0

Ligentec is a pioneer in a field that already sits at the cutting edge: photonic integrated circuits. Integrated circuits are the powerhouses of computer chips; they traditionally rely on electrons – hence the name “electronic circuits” – but photonic ones run on photons, which can be thought of as particles of light. This brings a number of advantages: photonic chips require considerably less energy than electronic ones and can pack much more computing power onto a smaller surface area. They open the door to an entirely new generation of high-tech robots, sensors, and quantum computers.

5/11/2022

Akselos closes $16.5M funding round from investors

Akselos – leader in physics-based Digital Twins – today announces a $16.5 million funding round, with participation from AT Capital Group, Future Energy Ventures, Japan Energy Fund and Shell Ventures.

4/4/2022

20 million for the Vaud scale-up company Nanolive

The Vaud-based scale-up Nanolive, a leading live cell imaging and analysis company, announces today that it has successfully completed the initial closing of US $20 million in the Series C-1 equity financing round of investment, led by a US-based and NASDAQ listed life science investor, and Taiwania Capital, the leading life science venture capital company based in Taiwan.