Sensima TECHNOLOGY: The electronic components company based at EPFL raises capital for the second time with the support of business angels Go-Beyond.
Published in L'AGEFI
Founded in 2008, Sensima Technology, a spin-off of the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL), and mastering the technology of
magnetic sensors. Several years of research have enabled them to integrate their sensors in semiconductor components, capable of measuring and recording properties environment, such as the magnetic field.
Sensima's angular sensors are designed to increase energy efficiency and accuracy electric motors at a lower cost than other solutions available on the market. As more than 40% of global electricity is consumed by electric motors, these devices are small and fast and have a significant impact in reducing the carbon footprint.
The initial business model of the company focused on the sale of licenses and mandates design chips for manufacturers of electrical components. It is, however, gradually oriented towards producing and selling components and successfully passing the status of licensee to the manufacturer independent sensors.
Since its first financing round (Series A), a year ago, the company has made significant progress after validation in the market and its expectations, and it has improved products and received its first orders en mass. The second fundraising (Series B) is designed to maintain the pace of its development and to ramp up its capacity to meet customer demand.
It is with the support of Go-Beyond, an international group of investors present in five European countries and the United States, which enabled Sensima
to raise the capital needed for its takeoff. Go-Beyond, created and directed by Brigitte Baumann, specializes in direct funding the creation and development of companies innovative by teams of private investors, individuals or families. The group has some beautiful
with success, especially interests in the first round with Lemoptix, the most famous spin-off of the EPFL or Faction Verbier, key supplier to fanatics of
freestyle snow skiing. All investors from the initial, originating network of Go Beyond, reinvested in the second round of Sensima but to meet
its international expansion, the company leaves the Series B open in the coming weeks in order to attract additional investors. (NJN)
Translated from French. Read published article here L'AGEFI