As we enter 2022 with a bang, we created a list of Switzerland’s most exciting startups that you definitely need to keep an eye on in 2022! We know that Switzerland is world-renowned for its chocolates, having the highest train station in the world, its banking fame, and so on, but it’s also home to a growing startup ecosystem.
After intense research and some back and forth with the team we can happily present you with what we think are the startups you need to keep a lookout for this year. All of the startups which we are introducing to you below were founded between 2019 and 2021. As signals for early success, we’ve been looking at factors like team size, funding, growth rate, innovation, market size. With this in mind, here are 10 Swiss early-stage startups to follow in 2021 and beyond.
Genius yield is a Cham-based startup that was founded in 2021. The goal of this startup is to maximize its users’ crypto yield from Cardano (ADA). Genius Yield is your all-in-one solution to benefit from advanced algorithmic trading strategies and yield optimization opportunities. Their smart liquidity management protocol is intuitive, hassle-free, and secure. Genius Yield minimizes risk and maximizes profits! So far they have raised €3.6 million.
Luya Foods is on a mission to go beyond the hype that surrounds fake meat and create an innovative plant-based alternative that is tasty, juicy, and natural. What more could we ask for? You may be asking yourself, why? Because according to Luya foods, they are convinced that in order to save the planet, we need to rethink the way we eat and use our resources today. Their natural products are made in Switzerland from reduced okara. Thus no food waste, additives, and artificial aromas. Lula foods is a Zollikofen based startup that was founded in 2021 and so far has raised €142k in its efforts to develop the tastiest alternative to meats.
RocketVax is a Basel-based biotech startup that was established in 2020. At RocketVax, they use a proprietary based method to develop new groundbreaking vaccines. Their first product was the RVX-13, an alive, single-cycle vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, which is based on breakthrough genetic engineering. Basically, this startup is involved with making very complex vaccines that are saving lives and because of this, they have raised a total of €8.7 million.
Dropz is for those who don’t like the “bland” taste of water, simply drop in a tablet and watch the true taste and vitamins unfold beyond your eyes. A tablet that strives to eliminate single-use plastic (PET bottles) and comes with no sugar or calories, what more can we ask for? They create the flavours from the finest fruits and herbs. Through careful extraction, they obtain natural flavours, which they process into the practical Dropz. Dropz is an Eggenwil-based startup founded in 2020 and has raised €2.3 million.
Emovo Care is your go-to startup whether you have partially or completely lost the ability to move one hand due to neurological or orthopaedic injury. Emvo is a portable and lightweight “tendon hand” that allows you to grab and release simple objects at home. With just a simple push of a button, you can control the desired range of motion. The device has detachable components that make it easy to use and maintain. Emvo care is a Lausanne-based startup that was founded in 2020 and was developed during a Ph.D. at Ecole Polytechnique, it has since raised around €1 million.
Autonomyo is developing the next generation of exoskeletons that enable people with mobility problems to walk again and win back their freedom of movement. They are a Lausanne-based startup founded in 2020 that too came out from Ecole Polytechnique and has raised €105k to develop cutting-edge personalized exoskeletons. Intelligent, human-centred technology is what autonomy stands for. Their mission is to develop a solution that makes a better future for movement-impaired people.
Pabio gives you the option to either rent or buy their furniture. Why pay full price for something that you’re not even sure you’ll like? That’s why you have the option to rent it and if you’re happy with the furniture then Pabio lets you buy it. Thanks to their flexibility you can design your dream house without the huge initial upfront investment and to top it off? You get your own designer to help you out! Once you’ve selected what you want, it only takes 3 weeks for it to get to you and Pabio assembles it for you. Just sit back and relax. Pabio is a Bern-based startup that was founded in 2020 and has raised €2.7 million.
Klapty is for when the pandemic does not allow for physical tours, that’s right, Klapty lets you create, share, and discover virtual tours. It’s the first social network for virtual tours, and it’s trusted by over 50 thousand users worldwide. If you’re a real estate agent, droneist, photographer, or hotel owner, you will love Klapty since it’s easy, and doesn’t require any technical skills. They are a Bulle-Based startup that was founded in 2020 and has raised €1 million.
Integritee is a Zurich-based startup that was founded in 2021 and has raised a total of €5.6 million in order to bring you the most scalable public blockchain solution for securely processing sensitive business or personal data. You can harness the speed and confidentiality of trusted execution environments, combined with the trust of a decentralized network. They provide a highly secure and scalable system through which companies and developers can build broader, fairer, and more secure data-driven products and services. All without compromising on privacy.
Liquity is for our crypto friends out there who just can’t put together enough funds to buy the dip (after already buying the dip). But before you click over to Liquidity and get access to interest-free liquidity at your fingertips, we should add that this article is in no way financial advice, so check it out at your own risk! You can borrow LUSD against ETH at 0% interest. The only caveat? you’re going to get charged a small, one-time fee to borrow LUSD. The Baar-based startup has raised a total of €7.3 million so far.
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