BIONOMOUS raises CHF 1.3 million Seed funding in a round led by Nivalis Group

BIONOMOUS announces today it has raised a CHF 1.3 million Seed funding round led by Nivalis Group, with participation from SICTIC business angels and Venture Kick. Since we founded Bionomous in 2019 it has been a challenging and exciting pathway to get where we are today. The closing of this Seed funding round is a huge milestone for our company. This fresh investment will allow us to accelerate the testing phase of the EggSorter, to develop a certified product ready-for-market, and to prepare for industrialization.  The investment from Nivalis Group marks the start…

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Startup Days 2021

Bionomous' participated at the Startup Days 2021 (SUD21) in Bern Last week, Bionomous team had the pleasure to attend the Startup Days in Bern, and pitch in front of a large audience. The Start-up days was a selected COVID-19 pilot event, with 600 attendees.  Besides, during the Startup Days, we also had the great opportunity to participate in an active exchange with politicians and representatives of the Swiss administration about the start-up ecosystem in the country and the impact of politic actions on the development of disruptive technologies. Frank Bonnet,…

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Bilan magazine selects Bionomous as one of the most promising startups in Switzerland

The magazine Bilan, the leading swiss business magazine has named us one of the most promising and best start-ups in Switzerland! We are very proud to announce that Bionomous has been named one of the best Swiss startups to invest in. Every year, Bilan conducts a search for new start-ups appearing in the Swiss ecosystem (start-ups less than 3 years old) and selects those with the greatest potential. In this 9th edition, 270 start-ups were listed, 88 sent their application and 31 were selected as the most promising ones.  Bilan has been the reference media…

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IMD and Bionomous: collaborating for success

We are so excited to have started the collaboration with the IMD's MBA students ! Last December we won the IMD Startup Competition to participate in a program which provides a unique opportunity to get the insights of participants in IMD’s MBA and Executive MBA programs and work with them. This last month we have started working with the four amazing students with whom we are going to collaborate in the coming months. Thanks to their different areas of expertise: from branding and advertisement to project management and financials, and their enthusiasm and motivation,…

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On déménage!

Our team is growing and we are moving to a new and bigger space! So far, since the beginning of the project we have been working at the Mechanics building of EPFL, generously hosted in the laboratories of Prof. Francesco Mondada, where in fact all the idea of the EggSorter started.  But we have been growing and it is time to move into a bigger space, where we can continue developing our technology. In this way, from February we will be at the EPFL Innovation Park (Bâtiment F), hosted at maxon's offices. maxon…

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W.A. de Vigier Foundation Top 60 startups pitch

Bionomous has been selected as one of the Top 60 startups by the W.A. de Vigier Foundation! We are very proud to announce that Bionomous has been selected to participate in the Top 60 startups pitch event organised by the W.A. de Vigier Foundation. The event will be held online on February 4 at 9am and they will live stream it on their website. William A. de Vigier created in 1987 the W.A. de Vigier Foundation because he wanted to give young entrepreneurs the necessary startup capital to push good ideas forward. He…

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IMD Startup Competition

Bionomous is one of the winners of the 23rd annual IMD Startup Competition! We are very excited to announce that Bionomous has been selected to participate in the IMD Startup Competition, which provides a unique opportunity to get the insights of participants in IMD’s MBA and Executive MBA programs and work with them. This offer is open to all Swiss-based startups and runs in collaboration with the Swiss government's Innosuisse-Swiss Innovation Agency, VentureKick, MassChallenge Switzerland, investiere and Amazon Web Services.   This year they have selected 20 ventures (including Bionomous) and 18 startups to participate in the…

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Venture Kick – Stage III

We want to thank Venture Kick for their trust and support! It was January this year when we were selected to enter the Venture Kick program and now we are very excited to announce that we have reached the 3rd stage succesfully! Bionomous has been awarded with the 150,000 VK funding to bring automation to the lab. Since we entered the Venture Kick road, we have accomplished several milestones that would not have been possible without their support. Among others, we have been able to finish the development of the beta version…

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SICTIC Investor Days

We are very grateful for having been given the opportunity to pitch at the SICTIC Investor Days.This month we had the magnificent opportunity to pitch our company twice at the SICTIC Investor Day events.SICTIC (Swiss ICT Investor Club) is a non-profit association with a strong investor community which organizes the deal flow and matchmaking of startups and investors online and at pitching events.Since 2018, SICTIC has become the largest and most active business angel network in Switzerland and was awarded “Best Performing EBAN Member 2018” from over 150 member organizations in more than 50 countries.For…

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The EggSorter design

Enabled by Design supported us to move from a prototype version of the EggSorter to a finished product ready to be in the market. Since 2017, when the EggSorter project began there have been many achievements. We developed the first proof of concept of the EggSorter in that same year. Then, in 2018, we received the first funds of the EPFL to develop a prototype. After two prototype iterations, we managed to developed a fully functional EggSorter that we brought to end users in 2019, to validate the technology. Once…

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