Swiss Startup Unicorns

27 Swiss startups became unicorns between 2013 and 2021, about half of which are in Healthtech.

At SICTIC, we found 27 Swiss unicorn startups that reached a valuation of USD 1 billion or more in the years 2013 to 2021. Half of the Swiss Unicorns in healthtech/lifescience and the others in fintech, security, insurtech, data analytics, tourism and fashion. Another 30+ Swiss “soonicorns” are on the rise to become unicorns soon.

Together with Dealroom.co, the SICTIC team created a all of unicorns (see below) and presented it on 06.12.2021 at the NOAH Conference in Zurich. It was also the opportunity to provide insights about the Swiss venture and angel investor ecosystem.

“We have many amazing unicorns Switzerland, but why did no one talk about all of them so far? I like the typical Swiss understatement, but if we want to be ranked correctly in venture capital statistics, we need to be more outspoken about our startup successes!”, said Dr Thomas Dübendorfer, President of SICTIC.

 
 

Autoform

2021

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CloudBees

2021

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Nexthink

2021

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On Running

2021

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Sophia Genetics

2021

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WayRay

2021

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NBE-Therapeutics

2020

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GetYourGuide

2019

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Veeam

2019

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Numbrs

2019

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wefox

2019

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Acronis

2019

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Ypsomed

2019

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Sportradar AG

2018

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CRISPR Therapeutics

2018

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Idorsia

2018

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Dermapharm Holding SE

2018

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DFINITY

2018

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Avaloq

2017

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ADC Therapeutics

2017

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Zur Rose Group

2017

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Actelion Pharmaceuticals

2017

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MindMaze

2016

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Ascensia Diabetes Care

2016

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Leonteq

2015

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Roivant Sciences

2014

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SAP Hybris

2013

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Authors: Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), dealroom.co, NOAH ZURICH

 

About SICTIC

The Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), founded in 2014 with headquarters in Zurich and a presence all over Switzerland, is a non-profit association with the goal of bringing private and corporate investors together with Swiss-based seed and early-stage tech startups. The SICTIC community comprises over four hundred business angels that help entrepreneurs take their projects to the next level. In 2021, SICTIC organised 15 startup pitching events and networking events across Switzerland online or face-to-face. Until today, over 160 innovative Swiss startups could successfully close an investment round with the help of SICTIC.