At Vatorex, our mission is to create a healthier and more sustainable world by supporting honey bees.
Founded in 2016 by Pascal and Willi Brunner, Vatorex combines more than 50 years of beekeeping experience with an innovative outlook on the role of beekeeping in our natural world.
At Vatorex, we understand that our actions have consequences and influences over our environment and community. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, we have defined the fields where we can create the most impact and generate the most value on a global scale.
Meet the team
CEO & Co-Founder
MSc HMS ETH Zürich - Beekeeper
«Entrepreneur, musician & sports lover. I want to be a superhero so I started saving bees.»
COO & Co-Founder - Beekeeper since >50y
Biology University of Zurich - Exec. MBA HSG St. Gallen
«From ideas to work, from notes to tune, from bees to honey – with nature to a better life.»
Electrical Engineer ETH Zürich
«Engineer, perfectionist, technician. I like to know, not to believe. In my spare time, I like to bite the bits.»
Senior Manager Business Development and Supply Chain
« I am thrilled to solve a serious problem with innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve a world in tune with bees, humans and nature. »
Senior Marketing Manager
Univ. of Wollongong - BA. Media and Communications- Marketing and Advertising
« Nothing has the potential to change the world like an idea. »
Front end developer
Computer Engineering UAGRM
«I enjoy creating something out of nothing. Building projects from scratch.»
Data Visualization Designer
Univ. of Calgary - BA of Fine Arts
«Passionate about sustainability and using data visualization to better understand how we fit in local and global ecosystems.»
How it all came to life
Willi, an experienced beekeeper, develops the idea of heat treatment from the inside of the combs.
Pascal & Renato join and the project gets kicked off. First Vatorex field trials are conducted.
Private and public investors join the company and market entry in the DACH region is achieved.
Vatorex expands its product portfolio towards a beekeeping technology suite. We do have customers in 14 countries now.
Vatorex receives 1.6 million € funding from the EU to foster collaboration with professional beekeepers.
Board of directors
Chairman of the board