Eyeware 融资 190 万瑞士法郎,为消费设备带来 3D 眼动追踪

3D eye tracking startup Eyeware closes its first round of CHF 1.9M in venture funding. Expert in computer vision, Eyeware develops software that enables consumer devices, cars, and robots with 3D cameras to sense and analyze users’ attention.

The Swiss deep-tech startup Eyeware announced today the closing of its seed financing round of 1.9M CHF ($1.9M). Eyeware develops 3D eye tracking software for depth sensing enabled consumer devices. The seed round was led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), in partnership with TRUMPF Venture GmbH, Swiss Startup Group, and Zurich Kantonalbank.

Eyeware 是 Idiap 研究所和 EPFL 的衍生产品。 Eyeware Tech SA 创建于 2016 年 9 月,已与多个行业合作伙伴合作,以原型和开发创新的眼动追踪应用程序。公开展示的项目之一是 BionicWorkplace:一个未来工厂工作场所的概念,其中包含由德国公司 Festo 开发并在 2018 年汉诺威工业博览会上展示的协作机器人手臂。

More recently, Eyeware technology was presented as part of an automotive solution during CES 2019. Eyeware software can use autograde time-of-flight cameras to estimate the attention of drivers for in-cabin monitoring and infotainment systems. The proposed system can reduce the number of road accidents caused by drivers who lose attention at the wheel.

The Eyeware team will use the capital to bring the 3D eye tracking development kit ready for integration into consumer applications. Eyeware is also looking to expand its corporate partnerships in the US and China.

Speaking about the investment, Dr. Kenneth Funes, Founder & CEO of Eyeware, said:

“Our vision is to enable communication with machines naturally and intuitively, just like you would with a friend standing in front of you. Eye tracking and attention sensing is a game-changing technology for human-machine communication, as it will make interaction with our devices faster, more intuitive, and more accessible.

“Eyeware technology is the result of intensive research, and we are confident to be opening the doors for exciting new opportunities in eye tracking applications for daily use. We have been extremely fortunate to receive the support of a well-connected and experienced group of investors that shares our vision and is committed to working with us to achieve it.”

HTGF 投资经理 Axel Nitsch 谈到对 Eyeware 的投资时表示:

“Eyeware’s revolutionary approach to enabling attention understanding in industrial and consumer applications brings state-of-the-art technology to a next level. We strongly believe that the extraordinary team around Kenneth will be able to change the landscape of human-machine interaction. HTGF is very happy to be part of this journey.”

TRUMPF Venture 董事总经理兼 Eyeware 董事会成员 Dieter Kraft 博士也评论说:

“Attention sensing by eye tracking is the missing link in multimodal human-machine interaction. We are delighted to support the Eyeware team and help to bring the product to market.”

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Eyeware 是一家瑞士计算机视觉初创公司,为具有深度感应的消费类相机开发 3D 眼动追踪软件。 Eyeware 于 2016 年 9 月推出,是 Idiap 研究所的衍生产品,其使命是将 3D 眼动追踪引入消费类设备。 Eyeware 与行业合作伙伴合作,将多个行业的传感应用推向市场,包括机器人、汽车、医疗保健、消费设备和零售。


High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven startups. With EUR 892.5 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge 500 startups since 2005. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech startups in various sectors, including software, hardware, and life sciences/chemistry.




The high-tech company TRUMPF offers production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors. With our corporate venture capital arm TRUMPF Venture, we are both a strategic partner and a venture capital investor for startups with an industrial focus. The TRUMPF group has about 13,400 employees in nearly all Europe, North and South America, and Asia and achieved sales of 3.6 billion euros in fiscal 2017/18.




The SWISS STARTUP GROUP is a privately financed Swiss venture platform to scout, analyze, accelerate and invest in the most promising early-stage startups. SSUG has created a unique business execution platform where top early-stage startups, venture investors, corporate partners, academic partners, and mentors meet, exchange, accelerate, and invest within the last years.




Zurich Kantonalbank (ZKB) 是瑞士最大的州银行,也是瑞士最大的银行之一,总资产达 1640 亿瑞士法郎,员工超过 5000 人。