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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.