Today, Aequivalent publicly announces its decision to Scale-up its activities and digital HR application. The company has planned and already started to double its workforce within the coming two years.

Founded as a start-up in 2015 and based at Y-Parc in Yverdon-les-Bains, Aequivalent is Switzerland’s leading digital platform for employment screening (background-checks). The company and platform verify and deliver information that help Swiss employers reduce the risks of inappropriate employment.

This development follows the growing demand from HR departments of Swiss based organisations who seek to strengthen and digitalize their HR processes, more specifically their employment screening processes, for their Swiss and international subsidiaries.

From Start-up to Scale-up

Aequivalent plans and has started to double its workforce within the next two years. Although the company was slowed down by the first lockdown in the COVID sanitary crisis in 2020, it has since successfully renewed with its rapid growth. With already a strong foothold in the financial service industry, the company also experiences a quickly growing demand and activities across various other sectors of activity (Ex: information technology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, NGO’s, education, healthcare, luxury and technology).

The term “Scale-up” indicates the change of scale of a company thanks to a strategy of growth acceleration. For Aequivalent, the current developments are a testament to the fact that it has outgrown the start-up status. Adaptability, innovation capacity and dynamism are important assets of a start-up and the challenge for Aequivalent is now to maintain these strengths while ensuring the further development of the company.