Antefil graduates from CDL Paris Climate stream

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The Swiss start-up pioneering affordable, energy-efficient, and circular manufacturing of lightweight high-performance composites proudly announces its graduation from the 2023/2024 Climate stream cohort of the prestigious Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) program at HEC Paris.

Antefil has distinguished itself within the CDL ecosystem by demonstrating unparalleled innovation and commitment to sustainability in the high-performance materials and manufacturing sector. Through its patent-pending technology, Antefil offers a revolutionary approach to producing lightweight components for various industries, including mobility, transport, and sporting goods.

“We are honoured to have graduated from the CDL Paris Climate stream, an experience that has significantly enriched our journey as a start-up.”, says Thomas Billeter, financial lead and co-founder of Antefil. “The guidance and mentorship provided by CDL have been invaluable in advancing our mission to revolutionize composites manufacturing for high-volume applications.”

Creative Destruction Lab is renowned for its rigorous nine-month program, which empowers founders of seed-stage science and technology-based companies to learn from accomplished entrepreneurs. Antefil’s acceptance into the CDL program under the Climate stream underscores its commitment to leveraging cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial expertise to drive positive change in the global manufacturing landscape.

“We congratulate Antefil on their successful graduation from the CDL Paris Climate stream.”, says Livia Kalossaka, Senior Venture Manager at CDL Paris. “Their innovative approach to composites manufacturing aligns perfectly with CDL’s mission to accelerate the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind. We look forward to witnessing their continued growth and impact in the years to come.”

About Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. Its nine-month program allows founders to learn from experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their likelihood of success.

Since its inception, companies that have participated in the CDL program have created more than $29 billion (CAD) in equity value. CDL alumni include Ada (Toronto), Atomwise (San Francisco), Kyndi (Palo Alto), Xanadu (Toronto), Maple (Melbourne), BenchSci (Toronto), Kheiron (London), and Roadbotics (Pittsburgh).

About Antefil

Antefil Composite Tech offers a more cost-efficient and cleaner way to produce lightweight components for applications in mobility, transport, energy and sports goods. Its patent-pending technology allows the production of glass fibres that are individually coated with a meltable, recyclable plastic. With these fibres, lightweight structures can be manufactured using a minimal amount of pressure and heat.

The Antefil technology stands for an efficient, circular production of composites – even at a large scale. Economic advantages include time and energy savings because of shorter cycle times compared to state-of-the-art production methods, aerospace-grade component quality, and the materials’ recyclability.

Founded in 2022, the Swiss startup has already won various awards, such as the Venture Kick initiative and the ETH Zurich Spark Award. For more information about Antefil and its unique technology, visit their website:

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