Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: Bcomp

Swiss scale-up Bcomp’s high-performance components, which are made from natural flax fibers, enable substantial weight and Co2 emission reductions compared to standard materials. Applications range from Formula 1 and automotive to aerospace. Investors in the company, which on April 16 announced a $35 million series B funding round, include BMW i Ventures, Volvo Cars Tech Fund and Porsche Ventures, as well as Airbus Ventures, Generali, and existing investors.

Bcomp’s circular, natural fibers composite promises to replace carbon fibers, glass fibers and petrochemical-based plastic parts, used to make everything from door handles to seatbacks, a small but important part of the journey to greener mobility. “Our purpose is to decarbonize with our bio-based materials,” says Bcomp CEO Christian Fischer.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.