Startups conquer bigger markets

Switzerland is a small market is small for startups to grow. In efforts to reach a broader audience, four startups have set foot in Germany and the US, with offices and personnel. The starts offer IoT solutions for powersports, and technology to accelerate spatial biology and 3D printing.

Adding to its office in Zurich,, provider of IoT solutions for boats and motorcycles, has opened an office in Berlin, Germany. The expansion gives access to the European market bring even closer to existing and future customers. To support its activities in Germany, the startup has welcomed Scarlett David - Sogbesan as the new Head of Sales. She will be driving strategic development for the DACH, NORDICS and UK markets in the vehicle professional sector from the new Berlin office to enable the next breakthrough in the mobility and powersports vehicle market.

Lunaphore – incorporates in the USA
Founded in 2014, Lunaphore, developed a game-changing chip technology that can extract spatial proteomic and genomic data from tumours and transform any simple assay into multiplex spatial biology without complexity. As part of its continuing global expansion, the startup has completed registration as a C corporation in the United States to serve customers and partners in the translational and clinical research markets. Lunaphore has recruited industry veterans to bring its spatial biology technology and expertise to support a growing base of U.S. customers. Registration in the U.S. will enable Lunaphore to continue expanding its team. Currently, Lunaphore has over 100 employees globally. Jut recently, the company announced installing its product COMET at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, enabling researchers to better understand the mechanisms of tumour-mediated immune suppression in pediatric brain cancer.

9T Labs – Boston, USA
Despite supply chain disruptions and other pandemic challenges, Swiss manufacturing solution OEM 9T Labs sees growing interest in its hybrid system for structural carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites. To support this growing demand, the ETH Spinoff is expanding outreach to the US with an office in Boston. The decision comes after its Series A funding round earlier this year, which raised $17-million USD to help further commercialise the 9T Labs Red Series® Additive Fusion Solution platform for the production of advanced continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite parts. 9T Lab’s first office in the United States will provide US players in structural composites the opportunity to learn about and experience the Swiss company’s unique advancements in composite additive manufacturing. The first US team members will be signed in the coming weeks and trained at the company’s headquarters.