Lausanne, Switzerland, Oct. 21, 2013—Each year, startup.ch launches the TOP 100 STARTUP AWARD. From over 100'000 young companies, the 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups are picked by top startup experts.
For the second year in a row and only 2 years after having been founded, Pix4D was again chosen amongst Switzerland’s best 100 startups.
Since the first nomination in 2012 and over the last 12 months, Pix4D has grown extensively from 6 employees at the end of 2012 to a staff of 25 people today. The biggest growth has been both in Research & Development as well as Support as both areas are the main focus of the company: keep on developing innovative solutions and user‐friendly software packages for UAV image processing all the while supporting the numerous new clients added each month worldwide with personal support in order to get the best out of each project using Pix4D software. Pix4D is expecting more excitement for the coming months with the launch of its new software product, called Pix4D Mapper, at the very beginning of January 2014. The full list of the Top 100 Startup Award can be found on www.startup.ch. For additional information as well as image material on the company, please contact Sonja Betschart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With over ten years of leading scientific research and founded in 2011, Pix4D has become the main provider and industry standard for professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) processing software. Started as a spin‐off of the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Computer Vision Lab in Switzerland, Pix4D is a dynamic and rapidly expanding company. The company has grown from three people in 2011 to six people in 2012 and currently employs twenty‐five people in its offices at EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne.
Pix4D develops advanced image processing algorithms to convert airborne imagery into georeferenced 2D orthomosaics and 3D surface models and point clouds. With its advanced automatic aerial triangulation based purely on image content and unique optimization techniques, Pix4D enables civilian drones to become the next‐generation mapping and surveying tool. Pix4D software offers up to centimetre‐grade, LiDAR‐like 3D precision and instant on‐site quality assessment with both “Rapid” and “Full” processing modes, features a fully automated workflow and can instantly be used by anyone as it is very intuitive and easy to use. Output results of Pix4D software are readable by any professional geomatic software package such as ESRI ArcGIS, Autodesk AutoCAD, Trimble RealWorks and Google Earth Enterprise and seamlessly integrate with traditional photogrammetry packages.