Renens, Switzerland – August 29, 2019 – SWISSto12, a provider of telecommunications components
for the satellite and aerospace industries, announced today the closing of a CHF 18.1M (USD 18.5M)
Series B financing round led by Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank and Swisscom Ventures
and returning investor Constantia New Business (CNB). This new round will accelerate the company’s
industrialization and the commercial deployment of antenna products for communication satellites.
The company will also direct the funding toward the introduction of new advanced communication
payloads for the SmallSat market as well as continue the expansion of its recently opened offices in
the U.S. and Israel. In addition, SWISSto12 will explore first opportunities in terrestrial
communications such as 5G.
Additive manufacturing (3D-printing) provides a unique opportunity for next-generation equipment
onboard communication satellites. With SWISSto12’s innovative solutions, satellite communication
operators gain high-performance, lightweight, and highly customizable products, opening a new area
in payload engineering. The technology also brings new design and manufacturing possibilities that
SWISSto12 has mastered after development and successful space qualification of its patents.
In a very short amount of time, SWISSto12 has convinced the aerospace and satellite communities of
its high level of expertise and its ability to deliver on the promise of space ready, 3D-printed radio
frequency communication products. As the company also moves into the SmallSat and constellation
markets, SWISSto12 is the market leader, providing high-performing and versatile antenna payload
products based on their mastery of additive manufacturing technology. Their expertise, innovative
processes, and customer focus combines to make SWISSto12 an engineering thought-leader in this
The Board of Directors is delighted to welcome Swisscanto Invest and Swisscom Ventures, which
together with CNB constitute a first-class pool of experienced, global investors, committed to the longterm
success of SWISSto12. These major institutional investors will contribute to strengthening a
sustainable ramp-up capacity for SWISSto12.
“SWISSto12 convinced us with its innovative technology and business model. With its space-ready,
3D-printed radio frequency communication products, we believe SWISSto12 has a great growth
potential. It is an ideal addition to our portfolio, which focuses on unlisted Swiss growth companies in
the expansion phase,” says Nils Granath, responsible for ICT investments at Swisscanto Private Equity
Switzerland Growth I KmGK.
Pär Lange, Investment Partner at Swisscom Ventures added, “With its innovative 3D-printing
technology, SWISSto12 is leading the way into the next generation of microwave components such as
wave guides, antennas, and filters, giving the aerospace industry unrivaled solutions in terms of
performance, weight and size. As the satellite industry is transforming, with many low earth.
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