Swiss startup Microcaps raises €9.6M to enhance its microencapsulation technology

Microcaps AG, a cutting-edge Swiss company specializing in advanced microencapsulation technology, has recently secured CHF 9.3M (approximately €9.6M) in a Series A funding round. This investment came from both new private investors and existing shareholders such as Helvetica Capital AG, Zürcher Kantonalbank, and the ETH Foundation.

With the goal of meeting the rising demand for their ethanol-free Perfume Pearls, Microcaps plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities. This expansion will also support ongoing research and development beyond cosmetics and fine fragrance applications. Co-CEO Michael Hagander expressed excitement about the funding and its potential to significantly increase production capacity.

Founded in 2019 by Dr. Alessandro Ofner and Michael Hagander with a focus on advanced microencapsulation solutions, Microcaps’ mission is to revolutionize industries with innovative encapsulation technologies. The company produces precise microcapsules and microparticles based on microfluidics, allowing for the encapsulation of active ingredients within microscopic capsules. This technology provides precise control over release rates and improves product performance across a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food technology.

The recent Series A funding will enable Microcaps to continue innovating and leading in the microencapsulation sector while showcasing strong support from shareholders in their mission to drive advancement in the industry.

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