We are IDUN Technologies

Together we are creating a
new world of digital connectivity

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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.

CCO & Co-Founder

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.

Lead Material

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.

Lead Hardware & Electronics

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.

Lead Applications

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 & Business Developer

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.

Lead Data Science & Software

Dr. Cao 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.

Research Engineer

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.

Junior 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.

Lead Neuroscience & Testing

Dr. 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.

Junior Engineer
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.

Data Scientist

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.

Intern Full Stack Development

Luis Pinheiro

MLOps Engineer

Konstantinos Samaras-Tsakiris

Intern Material & Processing

Pietro Allegri

Technical Sales Engineer

Abigail Holland

Advisory Board

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

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

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.

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