Seedstars ASIA Summit 2018: Bangkok, Thailand

4 Vaud startups selected by the SPEI and Innovaud had the opportunity to participate in the second edition of the Seedstars Asia Summit, from November 27 to 30 2018 in Bangkok.


CHF 500’000 for the startup Xsensio

Founded in 2014, Xsensio develops the Lab-on-SkinTM ultra-miniaturized sensing platform to extend the functionality of next-generation wearable devices with continuous monitoring of biochemical parameters on the skin’s surface to provide unique, real-time information about our health and well-being.


CHF 1.2 billion for swiss start-ups

In 2018, Swiss startups received CHF 1.2 billion in venture capital across 230 financing rounds. This is what the latest Swiss Venture Capital Report shows together with other findings highlighting the dynamism of Swiss and Vaud based innovation.


Supported by the FIT: portrait of Alaya

Help employees engage in volunteering and philanthropy: this is the mission of Alaya, a startup born in 2018 and supported by the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT).


Call for startups: Venture Leaders Life Science 2019

venturelab is calling talented young life science companies to join the Venture Leaders Life Science program in Boston. The roadshow has allowed hundreds of Swiss start-ups to pitch their innovations to local investors so far. Some even raised funds.


Switzerland ranks 2nd on CTA's International Innovation list

At CES 2019, the Consumer Technology Association announced the results of its new 2019 International Innovation Scorecard. Switzerland ranks second behind Estonia and ahead of Finland, the United States and Singapore.


AgroSustain raises CHF 1.1 million

National and international private investors, as well as family offices, have invested CHF 1.1 million in AgroSustain’s seed financing round. The Spinoff of the University of Lausanne is now set for the next step towards certification and product development of its first product, AgroShelf+, for crop protection.


Sophia Genetics raises $ 77 millions

One of the leading health tech companies announced today the closing of a $77 million investment round to accelerate further growth. The round was led by Generation Investment Management, a pioneer of sustainable investing, with offices in London and San Francisco.


EPFL startups raise a total of 217 million in 2018

2018 was a prosperous year for EPFL startups, which raised a total of CHF 217 million in fresh capital. Nexthink alone announced a successful CHF 85 million fundraising round last week, while nine other startups each brought in over CHF 8 million during the year. This remarkable showing reflects EPFL’s vibrant entrepreneurial culture as well as the many different forms of assistance that the school has introduced over the years.