The Scale Up Vaud program welcomes seven technology companies in 2021Wednesday 24 February 2021
Akselos, bNovate Technologies, Inait, Iprova, Predictive Layer, SwissBorg and Visium are joining the Scale Up Vaud program in 2021. In total, 34 Vaud-based firms are part of the label today.
A label created in 2016, Scale Up Vaud helps the CEOs of high-growth technology companies based in the canton of Vaud to manage the scaling-up of their business in Switzerland and internationally.
Despite the difficulties encountered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 117 new jobs were created in Switzerland by Vaud scale-ups in 2020.
The same year, fundraising from Vaud scale-ups reached CHF 206.5 million: Sophia Genetics (110 million), Kandou (36 million), Lunaphore (25 million), NetGuardians (17 million), Astrocast (9 million), Flyability (7 million), Olympe (2.5 million). In February 2021, Nexthink announced fundraising of 180 million, making it the latest Swiss unicorn and the second Vaud scale-up reaching this status after MindMaze.
Seven high-growth technology scale-ups in 2021
The new companies joining the Scale Up Vaud program are focused on information and communication technologies, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Akselos (ICT) provides predictive structural digital twins for large asset’s integrity management. bNovate Technologies (engineering) develops and commercializes industrial solutions to continuously and rapidly monitor bacteria to increase the safety of drinking water for consumers.
Inait (AI/ICT) is the pioneer of Artificial Brain Intelligence (ABI), a new dimension in AI built on combining breakthrough science and technology know-how to deliver solutions beyond the capabilities of today's AI. Iprova (AI/ICT) creates data-driven inventions for their clients using machine learning, natural language processing and proprietary technologies to augment and enhance the human ability to invent.
Predictive Layer (AI/ICT) delivers automated Artificial Intelligence “Prediction as a Service” to large enterprises to optimize their operations, sales price and procurement.