Examples of successful collaborations between innovative start-ups and SAN:

Roger Meier
Roger MeierCEO Roomz
«”The network and expertise of the StartAngels Network (SAN) were crucial for our A-round financing. The lead investors and other investors in this round came from the network. The StartAngels have been supporting us competently and professionally ever since.”»
Stefan Tuchschmid
Stefan TuchschmidCEO VirtaMed
«With the StartAngels, we embarked on our journey to shape medical education and improve patient care through better training. With the StartAngels on the board, we had understanding members who were patient but also guided when our ideas pulled in too many directions. The result is a rich harvest, hopefully for many years to come. We couldn’t have wished for better investors!»
Philippe Hügli
Philippe HügliCEO hystrix medical
«In preparation for our second financing round, the SAN provided us with an internal mentor who prepared us ideally for all the requirements of successful financing. This resulted in a valuable board member and a very accessible and committed investor community. We greatly appreciate the professional and regular dialogue with our investors from the SAN. A real asset for young companies!»

Current Investments

Companies from the SAN portfolio (examples):

ActLight SA

The energy-saving and small light sensors that improve the performance of 3D sensor technology in smartphones and the monitoring of vital data in wearable devices.


Attolight SA

Defect inspection solutions for advanced semiconductors.

BC Platforms

is a leading company for the management of genomic and clinical data in healthcare and life sciences.


has developed a purely biological treatment of manure in which it is simply converted into water. The treated water is ideal for irrigation to counteract the increasing scarcity of water for agricultural use and at the same time solve the global manure problem.


CareerFairy is a spin-off from ETH Zurich. Its mission is to connect talent with employees in the workplace via its interactive live streaming platform. Anytime and anywhere.



CompPair, a supplier and expert in composite materials, presents the first curable and sustainable composite material designed to dramatically extend the life of composite parts. Composite structures manufactured using CompPair materials benefit from ultra-fast repair that is 400 times faster than existing repair solutions.


The vision is to become a leading provider of technology and services in the field of protein interaction analysis based on mass spectrometry.


Greenteg was founded in 2009 in Zurich (ETH Zurich Spinoff). greenteg develops and produces certified sensors that are integrated into smart wearables in various end applications worldwide. greenteg is the world leader in non-invasive, continuous core body temperature measurement with medical accuracy.



solves the clinical problem of post-operative complications with implantable medical devices.

Hystrix medical

hystrix medical introduces groundbreaking Source-to-Contract software in the healthcare industry, revolutionizing procurement processes from sourcing to contract closure.

The efficient and transparent solution caters to both medical and non-medical products, resulting in a 65% acceleration of processes and maximized resource utilization for hospitals and suppliers.



Isochronic is pioneering the concept of simultaneous industrial robotics, which enables more efficient pick & place processes by allowing robots to multitask. Melvin Haas, CEO Isochronic about SAN: “From the circle of StartAngels, we were not only able to attract numerous investors for our company, but also various valuable contacts with a surprising amount of expertise. For ambitious entrepreneurs, there is no way around the StartAngels!



developed mini fuel cell that you can rely on. High autonomy, high reliability and environmentally friendly power sources based on SOFC fuel cell technology are the advantages. For your off-grid and mobile applications.

Léman Micro Devices

LMD is the only sensor that enables blood pressure measurements without a cuff and without calibration and can be installed in a smartphone.


specialises in glycoengineering technologies for the development of novel and efficient glycoconjugate vaccines at low production costs. The main focus of the Malcisbo platform is on bacterial diseases targeting animal health, human food safety and zoonotic diseases.


develops innovative medical devices based on a proprietary technology for measuring blood flow velocity.


Oxoia continuously minimizes energy costs and CO2 emissions from buildings. Its innovative plug-and-play solution with AI software searches for unnecessarily generated energy in the building and releases it automatically or manually. Oxoia uses its product for its own customers and makes it available to energy consultants and agencies.



(short for Pre-Interventional Preventive Risk Assessment) is developing a state-of-the-art AI-based preoperative test to assess the risk of patients suffering from cognitive disorders after surgery.


Double-distilled non-alcoholic spirits alternatives. Made in Switzerland.

helps companies to better manage their workspaces.


We offer universal peripheral tracking technology for XR, virtual production and hyper-gaming. Sub-millimetre accuracy. Powerful. Affordable. Patented worldwide. Our solution opens up unimagined possibilities and new areas of spatial computing.

Skeeo / Snowcookie Sports
is developing the future of networked alpine sports. We build portable hardware and software that objectively analyses skiing technique and provides action-oriented tips for improvement.

Swiss Ocean Tech
Swiss Ocean Tech utilizes patented technology to autonomously detect anchor drift in real time, independent of any vessel movement. Their flagship solution is AnchorGuardian.  Rapid notifications and alarms enable the captain or crew to react promptly, preventing potential harm to the vessel, crew, and environment.


TwingTec is developing the next generation of wind energy with autonomous tethered drones that operate at higher altitudes for stronger winds with minimal environmental impact.


is building the future of human-machine interaction through reliable AI text predictions.

Zevvy AG

zevvy AG is a software-as-a-service start-up from Lucerne that specialises in energy and ancillary cost billing.
By integrating devices and data sources such as solar energy, charging stations or heat cost allocators, zevvy comprehensively covers all consumption costs, including complex bidirectional energy costs.


Exits from the SAN portfolio (examples):

credentis ag

Biomedical products for tooth preservation.


Creoptix, now a brand of Malvern Panalytical, develops and markets devices for measuring molecular interactions. The instruments, which are based on proprietary technology protected by several patents worldwide, are mainly used in drug development. Creoptix was acquired by Spectris plc in January 2022 and integrated into its subsidiary Malvern Panalytical, a leading global supplier of laboratory equipment.


now operating under the name PADI Travel, is the “booking.com” of scuba diving – the most advanced and largest online platform for divers to research and book their diving holidays. Diviac also offers a cloud-based logbook, a sports activity tracking application for divers with community elements. Diviac was acquired by PADI, the world’s largest dive training agency, in November 2017.


Procedural was founded in 2007 as a collaboration between four founders (Dominik Tarolli, Simon Schubiger, Pascal Mueller and Luc van Gool). In 2008, four angels joined them, including Friedrich Hoepfner from SAN and Züricher Kantonalbank. The task of the dynamic start-up was to construct three-dimensional models of cities, cultural monuments, residential areas and neighbourhoods. This could be put to good use in practice: for cartography, navigation, video and film. A unique experience was the (simulated) journey through ancient Rome, past houses, stadiums, temples, etc.

The early investors sold their shares at the beginning of 2011.



specialises in the development and manufacture of high-end biometric identification products, with a focus on fingerprint recognition. Under the BioKey® brand, IDENCOM offers both stand-alone biometric access products and OEM products that our customers can easily integrate into security systems, access control monitors and numerous circuits via various interfaces.


Virtamed AG

Virtamed develops state-of-the-art surgical training devices with the highest possible realism to improve the quality of patient care. VirtaMed offers virtual reality simulators for various endoscopic procedures in general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology and urology. Teaching institutions and medical technology companies use VirtaMed’s simulators worldwide for education and practical training.

The StartAngels investors successfully sold the investment to a German private equity/multi-family office in 2017.


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