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IQDEMY opens innovative ink factory and R&D laboratory in Aigle (Vaud, Switzerland)

IQDEMY Group, together with a Swiss based partner and assistance from Innovaud as well as local authorities, started the procedure for obtaining the necessary permits to build a plant and install a production and laboratory equipment in Aigle (Vaud, Switzerland). IQDEMY SWISS INX SA, the new company of IQDEMY Group, plans to release the first batch of innovative inks at the end of 2023.


Twelve fast-growing startup founders join the second edition of the LeadiNNg to Scale Up program

Twelve high-tech companies from a variety of industries have been selected to participate in the second round of the LeadiNNg to Scale-Up program, which kicked off on 25 January 2023 at IMD. A joint initiative of IMD and Innovaud, the program is designed to propel tech companies from promising startups to fast-growing, international scale-ups. As a novelty in 2023, the program opened its doors not only to Vaud-based ventures, but also to Swiss and international projects.


Startups in Vaud raised CHF 548.6 million in 2022, with more exits than ever before

Swiss startups pulled in CHF 4 billion in venture capital from investors in 2022, up from CHF 3 billion in 2021. Over the same period, young tech firms based in Vaud raised CHF 548.6 million. The growth trend observed in previous years continued despite challenging conditions worldwide. In 2022, more startups in Vaud completed exits than ever before, with 13 young tech firms taken over by private companies.

1/23/2023 discover the best startups from Vaud

Together with our partner Venturelab, we worked on a new page of the website which maps all Vaud-based young tech companies. Browse through the list of Vaud startups and read more about our regional startup and innovation scene, successes, numbers and support programs.


Success story: ONWARD

In 2013, when Vincent Delattre received a CHF 100,000 grant from FIT, nothing could have predicted the tremendous growth of his future company ONWARD. And yet, in retrospect, it was this financial capacity that allowed the project to get off to the best possible start, and to mature until it finally became today's "cosmopolitan, multicultural and international" company.


TWINT chooses NetGuardians' AI software to bolster fraud mitigation

Award-winning Vaud-based scale-up NetGuardians, renowned for its enterprise risk platform for combatting financial fraud, has announced that Switzerland’s leading payment app TWINT has selected its software as part of an enhanced fraud prevention program.


Insolight closes a new financing round of CHF 4.85 million

The funds are instrumental to deploy Insolight’s first large-scale insolagrin installations, serving first berry growers in Switzerland and France. The company then aims to replicate those first agrivoltaic installations globally and increase the number of targeted crops.


Younergy raises CHF 7.7M to fuel decentralized solar power growth

Younergy, a leading Swiss solar energy startup, announced today that it has raised CHF 7.7 million in an oversubscribed bond emission. The funds will allow to diversify the company's funding sources and will primarily be used to fund more solar projects and support Younergy's expansion into other European markets.


Zaphiro Technologies closes CHF 6.4M Series A financing round

With SynchroGuard, its smart grid IoT software platform, Zaphiro helps grid operators to tackle the energy transition by mitigating the impact of renewables and electric vehicles on the stability of power distribution grids. This Series A funding allows Zaphiro to commercialize and grow its solution in new geographies and markets as well as continue to innovate.