Biosimo is a startup specializing in the production of chemicals from renewable sources, focusing on innovative catalytic processes for efficient bio-acetic acid and acetyls production.
To replace traditional chemical production methods with innovative ones that are economically viable and environmentally responsible, striving to make sustainability accessible to every business and individual.
To pioneer sustainable chemistry for a healthier planet and economy.
Meet the team
Out team members
A seasoned entrepreneur and chemical engineer with a Doctorate from ETH Zurich, Dr. Mostrou is the principal inventor of Biosimo's technology and an expert in catalytic processes.
With a Doctor of Science from ETH Zurich and experience in business development, Dr. Moser brings expertise in catalysis engineering and technical catalyst development to the team.
Balakrishnan is integral in orchestrating strategic initiatives and aligning internal objectives at Biosimo, working closely with the executive team to drive key projects and streamline processes for achieving the company’s strategic goals.
Lupparelli plays a key role in research and development, focusing on innovating and improving Biosimo's process engineering.
Hagger's role as an R&D Reactor Engineer is vital for designing and optimizing reactors, playing a critical part in the scalability and efficiency of Biosimo's processes.
Ntrenogianni’s expertise in quality control and research chemistry is crucial for maintaining high standards in product development and production
Dibello is involved in quality control and R&D, contributing fresh perspectives and assisting in various chemical research projects.
Delia is our Chief Happiness Officer, keeping up motivation, inspiration and happiness to ensure maximum productivity!
Our Story: Timeline
Dr. Sotiria Mostrou developed the process for continuous large-scale production of acetic acid from bioethanol during her doctoral research at ETH Zurich.
Dr. Mostrou, with the scientific support of Dr. Maximilian Moser, invented an innovative catalyst, contributing significantly to the foundational technology of Biosimo.
The technology's stability and scalability were demonstrated during the Bridge PoC (Innosuisse and SNF fund).
The business case for Biosimo was developed by Dr. Mostrou and Moser, with support from Anil Sethi and the Venture Kick accelerator.
Biosimo AG was officially incorporated, with Dr. Mostrou and Moser as shareholders.
Biosimo achieved proof of concept and created an MVP for acetic acid.
The company closed a pre-seed funding round, securing about CHF 1 million in various forms of funding.
Biosimo commenced its first sales and initiated discussions for pilot projects with customers.
The mini-pilot plant was built and commissioned.
Biosimo began to focus on specialized acetic acid-based products and secured LOIs for significant quantities of standard specification acetic acid.
The company is currently engaged in fundraising for a CHF 3.25 million seed round.