In the beginning of this year, we introduced you to 10 super promising Switzerland-based startups to watch in 2021. Aside from fancy chocolate and a booming banking sector, its largest city, Zurich, also has a very attractive startup ecosystem. Most recently, Zurich made it into our annual ranking of Europe’s biggest startup hubs.
This week, we took a closer look and hunted down the hottest startups in Zurich. All of the startups which we are introducing to you below were founded between 2018 and 2021. As signals for early success, we’ve been looking at factors like team size, funding, growth rate, innovation, market size. With this in mind, here are the 10 Zurich-based early-stage startups to follow in 2021 and beyond.
Founded last year, YASAI uses AI-powered technology to offer ‘Vertical Farming as a Service’ based on the circular economy. The startup has raised over €2.5 million in funding to empower its customers to grow more with less, and creates circular food production systems in cities and regions lacking sufficient agricultural resources (such as freshwater or fertile arable land). YASAI connects different technologies in the field, optimising costs and reducing waste while producing local and fresh food.