A bold Vision

«We enable the Internet of Humans by allowing your body and mind to influence your environment.»

 

Our goals are bold and visionary. We are fully committed to developing the best possible science and technology, and work with the best partners possible to achieve the highest impact.

Our secret to success? Excellent people and excellent technology.

Nothing great was ever achieved with conservative goals, to that extent we are aiming for the stars – we hope to take you along for the ride!

Our company values

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Transparent and Authentic

We live a culture of openness, acceptance and support. We are true to ourselves, valuing individuality, differences and variety as our key strengths. We believe in full transparency and sharing, both internally and externally – no topic is taboo, no question is out of place.
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Human Centered

We see and understand the human as a whole. From day 1, we built a business and products for good. We see our colleagues and customers first and foremost as people, and only enter into win-win partnerships that are fair to all sides.
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Innovation driven

Our personal aspiration is to make something groundbreakingly new. We love the excitement of disrupting with technology, pragmatism and outside-the-box thinking. We aim to impact the world, and achieve this with cutting edge science and product development.

Our Milestones

January

Team expansion
We doubled our personnel to over 10 people, broadening our available skillsets.

February

Bridge round
We successfully raised a bridge round with multiple investors such as the Sony Startup Accelerator Program.

April

Third patent
We filed for our third patent.

Q3

Series A

February

Prototypes
Our first prototype was distributed to customers for application testing.

November

First product launched
We proudly released our first product to the public, the DryodeTM.

Second patent
We filed for our second patent.

May

Pre-seed Round
We successfully raised our pre-seed funding round to support our product development goals.

June

Team growth and recognition
We scaled our team to 5 people and our founders were recognized in Forbes 30-under-30.

January

First Patent
After 4 years of lab research, we filed for our first ETH Zurich patent.

November

Founding
IDUN Technologies was founded by Simon Bachmann (CEO) and Séverine Chardonnens (CCO, former CTO)

Meet our team, our greatest asset

CEO & Co-founder

Simon Bachmann

I have a background in sports physiology, biomechanics and a master’s in health sciences & technologies from ETH Zurich. As co-founder and CEO I shape our vision, holistically implement our strategy and influence our operations in the commercialization and tech development tracks. I interface with our board of directors, support customer acquisition and drive our fundraising efforts.

Co-Founder & CCO

Séverine Chardonnens

I have a background in polymers, biosignals and a master’s in health sciences & technologies from ETH Zurich. As co-founder and CCO I shape our vision, holistically implement our strategy and drive our commercialization efforts. I coordinate all efforts in marketing, sales, customer relations and business operations. As former CTO and tech-savvy entrepreneur, I am also in charge of managing our IP.

Head of R&D

Dr. Moritz Thielen

I have a PhD of Sciences in Mechanical and Process Engineering, with significant experience in cutting-edge technology and products, specifically in sensors, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics and wearables. I am managing all R&D at IDUN, coordinating material development, electronics development, application engineering, physiology research and software development.

Materials Engineer

Dr. Katja Junker

I am an experienced polymer chemist, having completed a PhD and Post-Doc at ETH Zurich. I am well versed in matters of chemistry and product engineering, with experience in automotive thermoplastics, textiles and wearable computing. I lead our material development, including material selection, processing and testing, in-house sample production and prototyping. I am also the safety officer for our labs, and in charge of quality control.

Systems Engineer

Andrea Fümm

As IDUN’s first employee, I have been responsible for data acquisition, electronics development, bio signal processing and IT infrastructure. I am very hands-on and am the go-to for any tech tasks we need done. Alongside my job at IDUN, I am finishing up my studies in Informatics and Computer Science at ZHAW School of Engineering.

Intern Biomaterials

Eleonora Bianda

I am interning at IDUN where I work on electrical and mechanical characterization of the electrochemical skin-electrode interface. I am running various impedance and biosignal experiments on synthetic and real skin and help improve the material selection for various biomonitoring applications. I am also involved in in-house prototyping of various 2D and 3D structures. I am currently doing a 6 month internship at IDUN.

Application Engineer

Melvin Mathis

With my background in mechanical engineering, mechatronics and software engineering, I support IDUN in developing the data side of our applications to best suit the needs of the user. My experience in autonomous systems, data analysis and data visualization allow me to push the data side of our applications to the next level.

Application Engineer

Dr. Mark Melnykowycz

As an artist-engineer, I take a holistic approach to developing products at IDUN. My PhD in mechanical engineering and background in materials science allow me to bridge the gap between R&D and applications. My understanding of biopotential signals and the hardware allows me to translate our ideas into products people will love.

Office Manager

Marina Molnar

I am the office manager of IDUN. With my background as baker with an additional commercial apprenticeship, I have an eye for details and make sure our office runs at full functional. Additionally, I support IDUN in any administrative tasks needed in overseeing our corporate governance.

Intern Bioelectronics

Swati Mandekar

I am interning at IDUN where I work on electrical and mechanical characterization of the electrochemical skin-electrode interface. I create our real-life data sets from various application-specific tests, and process this data to understand correlations between these materials and the bio signals. As a trained biomedical engineer, I am also expanding IDUN’s knowhow on the electrode-amplifier interface. After my 6 months internship I will write a 6-month master thesis with IDUN.

Our advisory board

CFO and advisor

Andrew Moore

I have held senior management positions in multiple large corporations (Domino’s Pizza, Intelligent Medical Implant, etc.), totaling over 20 years of diversified business and administrative experience in private and public companies. As CFO at IDUN, I help guide us in all financial matters.

Board member and advisor

Oliver Zehnich

As CEO of MICA Ventures, I oversee and manage 15+ investments in a diversified portfolio of companies. I also hold a position as interim CFO at Evolute, a fintech startup, as well as an advisory board member position at Partners Group Impact. As board member and advisor to IDUN I help the founders steer the startup towards success.

Advisor

Patrick Barnert

With 25 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and senior executive, I’ve built world-class teams as well as strong partner and customer relationships. I hold several board positions, for example at SONECT and Evolute, and am advisor to IDUN and the founding team.

Advisor

Torbjörn Sahlén

I worked for several years in the largest Swedish VC before transitioning to a corporate career at TetraPak, becoming Vice Managing Director, as well as Direction of Finance & Business Transactions. As advisor to IDUN I provide insight in all matters investment related.

Advisor

Nicola Ferroni

Having founded an HR Tech startup and supported many companies throughout their growth phases, I now lead a Zurich based advertising agency with customers all over the country. My entrepreneurial know-how and 12+ years of marketing experience allow me to assist IDUN in implementing our brand strategy.

Advisor

Katharina Lutter

I am a management consultant with extensive branding, strategic marketing and business development experience, advising both established companies and start-ups. I have worked in multiple renowned agencies in Zurich and as marketing manager for a software company, and now I am a business owner as well as a brand advisor for an e-car sharing provider.

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