Since its creation in 1994, the FIT has provided a financial support of more than 39 million Swiss francs. About 400 projects have been submitted to the FIT, which has granted 228 loans to 191 innovative companies.
Including the 7 companies that have been incorporated after a FIT Grant and that are still active, 146 companies are still in activity in Switzerland, which represents a survival rate of 73%. Many of these startup’s projects have become strong job-creative companies (cf. chart below).
More than 1’600 jobs have been created in Switzerland so far, which represents more than 10 FTE by company on average. The majority of the supported companies is still undergoing change, developing products with big growth potential, and currently in the process of raising funds.
Out of the 100 best start-ups in Switzerland, FIT is overwhelmingly represented with 18 supported start-ups and 3 in the top 5.
BestMile (2) / Lunaphore Technologies (3) / Flyability (4) / Gamaya (8) / Nanolive (13) / ScanTrust (16) / CREAL3D (19) / Insolight (27) / Daphne Technology (35) / Biowatch (37) / Cellestia Biotech (48) / Astrocast (52) / Comphya (72) / LiGenTec (76) / OneVisage (86) / Monito (93) / Xsensio (95) / Volumina Medical (96)
228 loans given to 191 companies
146 companies are still in activity in Switzerland
More than 39 million francs of financial support
More than 1’600 jobs created in Switzerland
25 Seed loans
7 Growth loans
65 application files received
6 millions francs of financial support
Near 1,5 million francs of reimbursement
Out of the 5 best start-ups in Switzerland, 3 companies supported by the FIT
18 companies supported in the Top 100 2018 of Swiss start-ups
More than 320 millions francs raised in 2018 by companies supported by the FIT
Top 5 companies
Top 5 Job-creating companies (in Switzerland) at 31.12.2017 (Supported by FIT)