We are IDUN Technologies

together we are creating a new world of digital connectivity

Our company values

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 Gisin

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.

CTO

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.

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.

HR & Admin Manager

Anne-Kristin Lehmann

With a university degree in Business Administration and more than 10 years experience in the international media business I started a new chapter in Switzerland as HR Manager at IDUN. I am responsible for the whole employee life cycle and for a work environment, where our lovely team is able to grow and succeed.

Sales and Business Development

Auriel Valtancoli

I have a background in Economics and Management with previous work experience in startup ecosystems. As a Junior Business Developer, I am in charge of building close relationships with customers and connecting with new potential partners. I support the management in revenue forecasting and make sure external feedback is taken into account when it comes to product development.

Marketing

Sam Banner

With stops in customer service, education and marketing I have developed strong written and verbal communication skills. In the last few years I have moved from the U.K. to Switzerland, where I completed my MA in English Literature & Linguistics at the University of Zürich. I am currently working as Marketing Manager for Neurotech Start Up IDUN Technologies, where I help develop the narrative behind our mission to build the Internet of Humans.

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.

Data Scientist

Cao Tri Do

I have a background in information technology and computational neuroscience. I bring multiple years of experience in research ranging from clinical neuroscience, neuropsychology, mobile imaging to machine learning, AI and virtual reality. As a data scientist at IDUN, I work on the full data science lifecycle, from backend to frontend, implement the cloud computing infrastructure as well as design machine learning products.

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.

Intern Neuroscience

Elias Meier

I have a background in sleep research and a master’s of Biomedicine from the University of Zurich. I bring a lot of experience in brain data collection and analysis with me. Here at IDUN, I am part of the neuroscience department, and my job is to acquire and evaluate data in order to examine possible fields of application for our device.

Intern Engineer HW/SW Interface

Vera Birrer

After my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with specialization in biomedical engineering, I now want to collect some hands-on experience. I contribute with my knowledge in electronics to find the best hardware solution, test the system and finally connect it to our software.

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.

Lead Neuroscience

Michel Wälti

With a research background in Psychology and a PhD in Neuroscience I am the expert at IDUN when it comes to the fascinating processes of our brains. I know what it takes to conduct scientific research to validate our innovative technology and to explore the potential of truly disruptive digital health solutions. I am leading the Neuroscience department at IDUN and help shape our advancements in Neurotechnology. My passion for exciting new technologies (e.g. mobile EEG and VR) as well as hands-on experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence help me to work closely with our Hardware, Software, and Data Science departments.

Full Stack Developer

Daniel Burger

After working as a software engineer in the industry for several years, developing software for advertising technology and digital reality, I transitioned into neurotechnology. At IDUN, I am in charge of the neurointelligence platform’s continuous full-stack development, cloud infrastructure operations, and research-driven design, with a focus on interactive brain-machine interface software and with a passion for VR applications.

Intern Materials & Process Development

Sebastian Gassenmeier


I’m a Materials Science Msc student at ETH Zurich with a soft spot for soft materials. At Idun, I help optimize the electrical, mechanical and processing properties of our special materials.

Intern Hardware & Electronics

Andreas Hunziker

After several years of working as an audio engineer I completed my bachelor in electrical engineering. Here at IDUN I am gaining experience in hardware and software development.

Intern Neuroscience

Francesca Pentimalli

I am a creative Biomedical Engineer with a master’s degree in Neural Systems and Computation (ETH-UZH) during which I focused on clinical neuroscience and computational psychiatry. As a member of IDUN’s neuroscience team, I am contributing to data analyses and acquisition to investigate innovative fields of application of our device.

Data scientist intern

Wadda du Toit

After studying in South Africa I moved to Switzerland to become a data scientist intern that create brain-machine interface algorithms at IDUN Technologies. These include classifiers, used to extract valuable information from the brain, as well as algorithms that ensure the signal quality of the EEG.

Our Milestones

April

Takeda Challenge

IDUN Technologies wins the Takeda Digital Health Innovation Challenge to further enable the Internet of Humans

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May

Neuro-Intelligence

Release of the Guardian Neuro-Intelligence Platform

August

Market Traction

IDUN Technologies AG closes CHF 2M Seed Extension to build market traction. Read more

November

Partnership

IDUN Technologies AG enters Partnership with Austrian Hearing Training Experts Everlisten GmbH to build the Future of Listening. Read more

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.

October

Team expansion
Team expansion into neuropsychology, biosignal processing and machine learning

November

Beta release DRYODE™
Beta release DRYODE™ Helios with selected partners

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)

Dive into our world 

At IDUN Technologies we see customers as partners, and we are striving for win-win relationships. The time is now to explore how neurotechnology and the Guardian Neuro-Intelligence Platform could transform your business and help you to personalize your products and services. Working with us means pioneering into the Internet of Humans and changing the world for the better.

Call to Action:

  1. Quick introduction call with the IDUN business development team to get to know each other
  2. Explore partnership opportunities by defining a proof-of-concept study
  3. Conduct the proof-of-concept study to validate the use case
  4. Use the findings to co-develop a neuro-enhanced product or service that empowers your business
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