Sagard NewGen invests in AI company Unit8

Unit8's clients include Daimler, Firmenich, Merck and WWF.

  • Unit8 is a Swiss data services company
  • Unit8 has partnered with global companies including Microsoft, Palantir, Dataiku and AWS
  • Sagard NewGen is a member of the international Sagard platform

Sagard NewGen announced a minority investment in Unit8 to “accelerate its next phases of growth”.

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Unit8 is a data services company that aims to help its clients turn data into value with a mix of data science, analytics and AI. Unit8 has partnered with global companies such as Microsoft, Palantir, Dataiku and AWS. The company is also a “trusted partner” to international large-cap clients based in Europe and North America, including Daimler, Firmenich, Merck and WWF.

“We are very proud to partner with Unit8’s outstanding management team in this new development phase,” said Guillaume Lefebvre, partner at Sagard NewGen.”Sagard will put all of its resources at the company’s disposal, leveraging our expertise in supporting tech companies, our deep ecosystem in AI/ML and strong commercial network, to bolster Unit8’s organic growth internationally.”

Sagard NewGen is a member of the international Sagard platform. Headquartered in Paris, Sagard is a European investment fund that provides equity capital to support the development of mid-sized companies.