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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.