The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the Swiss job market, cutting available jobs in all industries and in all regions. Overall, there has been a 27% decrease in available job ads from the first quarter of 2020 to the second.
This is reportedly the most significant slump in Swiss job figures in recent years. Some experts are even suggesting that it’s worse than the slump witnessed during the global financial crisis of 2008.
However, all is not lost. Even amid this pandemic, several startups are still hiring. We have, therefore, compiled a list of 10 Swiss-based startups that have recently raised funds and are hiring in the region.
Founders: Hans Peter Wolf, Oliver Brupbacher
Founded year: 2003
Funding: nearly €33M
Appway is involved in providing software that is designed to support the digital transformation of customer-focused organisations across the financial services industry. The company’s award-winning software suite is used by 10 out of 25 of the largest wealth managers in the world as it aids the digitisation, automation, and acceleration of core business processes including managing changing client circumstances, onboarding of new clients, and regulatory reviews.
The startup is currently hiring and the open positions have been mentioned here.
Founders: Diane Baatard, Thierry Pelet, Klaus Schonenberger, Sacha Pierre Sidjanski
Founded year: 2020
HMCARE is a startup that uses innovation and technology to provide human solutions for healthcare. The face mask firm has developed a mostly-transparent surgical mask that the company claims will not fog up when worn; known as the HelloMask. The product will be launched early next year.
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Founders: Iman Nahvi
Founded year: 2016
Advertima is a 3D computer vision platform provider. Using computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence, Advertima has created the ‘Human Data Layer’, which visually interprets human behaviour in physical spaces. By providing a real-time and easily accessible data stream, the platform enables the smart spaces of the future to interact with people in a seamless and meaningful way.
The startup is currently hiring. Click here to apply.
Founders: Catherine Pickering
Founded year: 2017
iOnctura is a biopharmaceutical company. Its programmes harness the combined effect of direct anti-tumour and immune-mediated activity. It intends to deliver molecules with superior safety and clinical efficiency in oncology.
The lead program of iOnctura, IOA-244, intends to clinically demonstrate for the first time that a highly selective PI3Kδ inhibition drives an immune-mediated response and a direct anti-tumoural effect in a stratified patient population across multiple solid tumour indications.
The company’s second program is a novel autotaxin (ATX) inhibitor for patients with solid tumours burdened with cancer-associated fibrosis.
Currently, the startup is hiring and you can look for an open position(s) mentioned here.
Founders: Christian Floerkemeier, Christof Roduner, Samuel Mueller
Founded year: 2009
Funding: approx €73M
Scandit is a computer vision and machine learning platform that combines leading-edge barcode scanning, text recognition (OCR), object recognition, and augmented reality (AR) for any camera-equipped smart device – from familiar smartphones to drones, wearables, and robots.
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Founders: Basil Weibel, Elias Kleimann, Maximilian Boosfeld
Founded year: 2016
Wingtra has developed an aerial robot, which can fly like a plane. It can take off and land vertically and can be used to gather aerial data of assets, surveying, and mapping. The startup’s first autonomous drone is dubbed WingtraOne after years of meticulous research at the Autonomous Systems Lab in Zurich. Since its market entry in 2017, Wingtra has partnered with more than 50 of the biggest surveying equipment dealers across the globe, such as RDO Inc. and SITECH.
The company is currently hiring. Click here to apply for an open position at Wingtra.
Founders: Aamir Ahmad, Alessandro Sbrizzi, Gianmarco Bonaita, Marion Owczarczak-Fogli, Schuyler Weiss
Founded year: 2019
Funding: approx €11.5M
Alpian is an innovative Swiss financial services company incubated by the private bank REYL & Cie. It is pioneering a digital experience that combines everyday banking services, a personal wealth management offering, and tailored investment products – all within an easy-to-access app.
Alpian is currently hiring and the open positions have been mentioned here.
Founders: Ata Tuna Ciftlik, Diego Gabriel Dupouy, Deborah Heintze
Founded year: 2014
Funding: approx €21M
Lunaphore Technologies S.A. is developing next-generation tissue autostainers for cancer research and tissue diagnostics. The award-winning technology based on microfluidics is called FFeX (Fast Fluidic Exchange). It aims to perform assays much faster than standard techniques and has demonstrated good results in tests with cancer patient samples. The company works with the vision of bringing – omics like approaches to tissue analytics.
The startup is currently hiring and you can have a look at their open positions here.
Founders: Kai Eberhardt, Manuel Baumann, Mark Jenkins
Founded year: 2014
Funding: approx €19M
Oviva provides technology-enabled dietetic services with an aim to help people lead happier & healthier lives. The company has developed unique, personalised behaviour change programmes that combine the smartphone app and learning portal to support dietitian-led behaviour change for conditions such as type 2 diabetes and complex obesity. Their approach allows patients to achieve a better health outcome without having to attend clinic appointments while saving health systems significant sums by preventing the development of complications related to these health conditions.
Currently, the startup is hiring and few of its open positions also have the option to work remotely. You can apply here.
Founders: Viktor Calabro
Founded year: 2009
Funding: approx €29M
Coople operates as a staffing platform that connects companies and workers. The company has developed an app for both iOS and Android, as well as runs a website. It features an algorithm to connect candidates while on the go with the most suitable jobs available. Through the app and platform, users and companies can rate each other, providing a clear and open network of trusted, skilled staff, and dependable businesses.
The startup currently is hiring and the open positions have been mentioned here.
Featured image credit: Captured Kairos
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