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18 Best Switzerland Based Privacy Startups Positioned to Dominate in 2021

This article showcases Welp Magazine’s top picks for the best ‘Privacy’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Privacy’ industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Welp Magazine  hosts a yearly startup award honouring the most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses in the world. If you want to enter your startup to be in the running for the top startup of 2021 or learn more about our competition click here.


1. HOPR

The idea behind this startup: The HOPR protocol ensures everyone has control of their privacy, data, and identity.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Blockchain, Privacy, Security

Founders: Unknown

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2. DSwiss

The idea behind this startup: DSwiss AG is a worldwide leading provider of highly secure digital services

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Privacy, Security

Founders: Andreas Jacob

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3. TRUSTLESS.AI

The idea behind this startup: Radically-unprecedented Privacy and Security for Private Banks and High Net-worth Individuals

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Cyber Security, FinTech, Hardware, Privacy

Founders: keshaw singh, Riccardo Masutti, Roberto Gallo, Rufo Guerreschi, Udit Dhawan

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4. Swiss Security Solutions

The idea behind this startup: Swiss Security Solutions provides customized security and investigative solutions, services and systems to help, serve, secure and care.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Business Intelligence, Consulting, Cyber Security, Fraud Detection, Management Consulting, Physical Security, Privacy, Public Safety, Security

Founders: Association of Swiss Security Professionals and Experts (www.bfvssp.org)

More information: https://www.swiss-security-solutions.com/impressum

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5. SnowHaze

The idea behind this startup: SnowHaze is a powerful private browser developed to truly protect your data.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Cyber Security, Internet, Privacy, Web Browsers

Founders: Unknown

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6. Raptor Compliance

The idea behind this startup: Raptor Compliance is a data protection compliance software (SaaS) for medium sized enterprises.

Headquarters: Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: B2B, Compliance, Privacy, Risk Management, SaaS, Software

Founders: Unknown

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7. Mio Decentral AG

The idea behind this startup: Deliver True Privacy

Headquarters: Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Industries: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Mobile Apps, Privacy

Founders: André Wolke, Juergen Lankat, Ralph Piater-Frankenfeld

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8. Profila

The idea behind this startup: Creating moments of Truth. Simpler Privacy, better data, smarter content

Headquarters: Weggis, Luzern, Switzerland

Industries: Advertising, Big Data, Consumer, Consumer Software, Education, Information Technology, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Privacy

Founders: Michiel Van Roey, Shawn Jensen

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9. Acronis

The idea behind this startup: Acronis is a cybersecurity company that offers safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security services

Headquarters: Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Industries: Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Cloud Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, File Sharing, Information Technology, Privacy, Virtualization

Founders: Jack Zubarev, Oleg Melnikov, Serguei Beloussov, Stanislav Protassov

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10. inZair

The idea behind this startup: InZair is a mobile messaging platform that uses geo-localized messaging to enable its users to communicate with others.

Headquarters: Plan-les-ouates, Geneve, Switzerland

Industries: Messaging, Privacy, SMS

Founders: Axel Deblasi, Dominique Chion, Nourredine Rouibah

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11. Nym Technologies

The idea behind this startup: Nym Technologies is a privacy-centric startup

Headquarters: Neuchâtel, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Industries: Blockchain, Information Technology, Messaging, Privacy, Security

Founders: Harry Halpin

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12. Golden Frog

The idea behind this startup: Golden Frog is a global service provider committed to developing applications and services that preserve an open and secure Internet, a

Headquarters: Meggen, Luzern, Switzerland

Industries: Cyber Security, Information Technology, Internet, Privacy, Security, Software, Telecommunications

Founders: Carolyn Yokubaitis, Ron Yokubaitis

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13. Pryv

The idea behind this startup: Personal Data and Privacy, Managed

Headquarters: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Health Care, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Medical, Medical Device, Mobile Apps, Personalization, Privacy, Quantified Self, Software

Founders: Evelina Georgieva, Frederic Mauch, Pierre-Mikael Legris, Simon Goumaz

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14. Impresso Labs

The idea behind this startup: impresso allows anyone wishing to prove to others that their online identitY and personal data are real.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Apps, Dating, Information Technology, Mobile Apps, Privacy, Professional Networking, Security, Software

Founders: Benjamin Beh

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15. SafeSwiss

The idea behind this startup: SafeSwiss™ is the world’s most comprehensive end to end encryption (E2E) feature rich communication solution for mobile devices and PC.

Headquarters: Genève, Geneve, Switzerland

Industries: Cyber Security, Information Technology, Messaging, Mobile Apps, Privacy, Security, Software, Telecommunications, Video, Virtual Reality

Founders: Emir Rizvanovic, Kerry Bird, Tim Gallagher

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16. ProtonVPN

The idea behind this startup: ProtonVPN is Swiss-based VPN service

Headquarters: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

Industries: Cyber Security, Internet, Privacy

Founders: Andy Yen, Jason Stockman, Wei Sun

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17. One.Thing.Less Ltd.

The idea behind this startup: Personal Data Management Solution (PDMS)

Headquarters: Freienbach, Schwyz, Switzerland

Industries: Mobile Apps, Privacy

Founders: James Aschberger

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18. HumanAI

The idea behind this startup: HumanAI is a decentralized system that unlocks personal data that enables a global user-centric artificial intelligence.

Headquarters: Cham, Zug, Switzerland

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Data Integration, Privacy

Founders: Remo Frey, Runhua Xu, Valerius Huonder

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