The company

We are a fabless semiconductor company designing image sensors for spatial awareness for industrial and automotive applications. As 2014 EPFL/TU-Delft spin-off we are based in Lausanne (CH) and Delft (NL) and leverage more than 20 years of academic research in CMOS image sensors and single-photon detectors. We have an extensive portfolio of >15 patents and currently running two European Horizon 2020 projects and one STW research project in Netherlands.

We are a team of 10 people with multidisciplinary background of >80years of IC design and product launch experience. We are planning to more than double our size by the end of 2019 to be up to the challenge of transferring our technology proven by 1B units in the consumer electronics industry to the >10B units of automotive market. Are you up to the challenge?

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  • Top 15 Swiss Startups of 2016
  • Venture kick III label in 2015
  • Top 6 startups at SPIE Photonics West in 2017
  • SPIE Photonics Europe in 2016
  • European Photonics Venture Forum winner in 2016 and 2017.

The company is a member of Swiss Photonics, European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) and the International society for optics and photonics (SPIE).


Fastree3D aims at being a world recognized enabler of smart automation systems, positively impacting people and their wellbeing.


Fastree3D is the technology provider for intelligent 3D vision to empower our industrial partners with smart automation systems.

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The core team

Claude Florin

CEO & cofounder

Drives go to market and general management. He has co-founded three startups, served as a Venture Partner at Polytech Ventures, President at A3 Angels and was an expert at the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation. He holds an MSc. from EPFL, and management education from MIT Sloan.

Edoardo Charbon

CSO & cofounder

Contributes strategic industrial relationships and technology leadership in single-photon detector arrays. He served as Chief Architect of Canesta (Microsoft Kinect). He is Professor at EPFL and IEEE fellow. He was awarded a PhD by UC Berkeley.

Lucio Carrara


Drives the R&D of the overall System on Chip detector and processor. Former ESPROS Photonics, he has over 9 years of experience in IC design, test, and fabrication, of 3D sensors.. He holds an MSc. from EPFL and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.

Prof. Bogdan Staszewski


He has 18 years’ experience in the IC communications industry and holds 150 granted patents. Pioneer of GSM chips design, he has been appointed Professor, Research Program Director at University College Dublin, IEEE and ERC fellow.