Top 10 Startups from Zurich and Lausanne

Zurich and Vaud are traditionally among the most innovative areas in Switzerland. Every year startups from these cantons are ranked among the Top 100. In 2018, 50% of them were based in Zurich and 25% in French-speaking Vaud.

Two federal universities ETH (Zurich) and EPFL (Lausanne) are ranked among top 20 in the world. In recent years, they developed a lot programs to support young entrepreneurs pushing their efforts on developing connections with a real economy.


Top 10 Swiss startups in 2018

Ava AG


An ovulation bracelet for women to recognize fertile days. Based in Zurich, San Francisco, and Belgrade, the company supports couples around the world to get pregnant. Exciting additional services during pregnancy and natural contraception will be phased in soon.



Fleet automation platform for the intelligent operation of autonomous vehicle fleets. It provides distributed and highly scalable cloud technology leveraging the full potential of autonomous vehicles to tackle global mobility challenges.



Lunaphore is disrupting tissue diagnostics field by fundamentally changing the time and resource driven nature of diagnostic assays on tumor sections. Just like the fast sequencing technologies have made genomics testing possible for everybody today, Lunaphore will make possible an order-of-magnitude higher number of tissue biomarker checks for each tumor.



Flyability is a Swiss company building safe drones for inaccessible places. By allowing drones to be used safely in cities, inside buildings, and in contact with people, it enables new interactions and services with UAVs and solving the two most critical issues of one of the fastest growing industries: collisions and injury risks.



They grow human skin in the lab for patients that suffer from skin defects (e.g. burns). 



Piavita offers a holistic system for high-precision medical monitoring of horses – from anywhere at any time. For the veterinarian, the Piavita Vet System saves several hours of manual monitoring work per day, provides an alternative for HR-intense monitoring shifts, and enables numerous additional services that they can offer to their clients (the horse owners).



Wingtra is the world’s leading VTOL (vertical take off and landing) drone producer, headquartered in Switzerland. Since its market entry in early 2017, Wingtra has partnered with more than 30 of the biggest surveying equipment dealers across the globe such as RDO Equipment in US.



Decision support and automation solutions for precision agriculture. They offer unique and compelling agronomy solutions, enabled by hyperspectral imaging and artificial intelligence. Our decision support and automation services help industrial farmers reduce costs of water, chemicals, fuel and manual labour, while reducing environmental impact and improving the quantity and quality of their produce.



Advanon is an Online Platform for invoice financing for Small- and Medium Businesses. By selling invoices on our platform, companies can easily manage their cash flows in a quick and flexible way allowing them to focus on their core business.



Versantis is a pharmaceutical company revolutionizing the care of liver disease patients with a new generation of medicines and diagnostics. Embracing lifesaving and preventive therapies, Versantis aims to answer the unmet medical need of millions of people worldwide.