About Us.


Scandit enables enterprises and consumers to change the way they interact with everyday objects and augment the physical world with real-time data captured by scanning barcodes and recognizing text, objects, and other visual identifiers using smartphones, tablets, wearables, drones, and robots.

Scandit’s mobile data capture platform is built on proprietary computer vision, augmented reality, and machine learning technologies. Companies in industries such as retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare can use Scandit’s technology to create and power mobile apps for crucial enterprise workflows like mobile point of sale, mobile shopping, self-checkout, inventory management, and proof of delivery.

Many of the world’s most innovative and successful companies are benefiting from Scandit’s enterprise-grade mobile data capture platform, including Sephora, Louis Vuitton, DHL, and Levi Strauss & Co.


Scandit was founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich and IBM Research. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and is also represented in San Francisco, Boston, London and Warsaw. Over the years our company has evolved into a world-class team of mobile image processing, cloud-computing and ‘Internet of Things’ experts from around the globe. We’ve developed a culture of thought leadership and innovation that perpetually aims to break new ground in the mobile AIDC space.


Awards and Recognition

  • April 2019

    Startus Insights named Scandit a top four computer vision startup in the automotive industry

  • February 2019

    2018 European Retail Automation Technology Innovation Award – Frost & Sullivan

  • February 2019

    Top Supplier Retail – as partner of METRO – Retail Technology Award Europe 2019

  • January 2019

    Silicon Republic named Scandit a top 25 IoT and hardware start-up to watch in 2019

  • January 2019

    Grocery Dive named Scandit one of the top five eye catching technology innovations at NRF

  • December 2018

    Supply Chain Digital named the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK a 2018 top ten supply chain mobile application

  • November 2018

    Mobile App Daily named Scandit one of the best eight mobile apps for supply chain management

  • May 2018

    Gartner includes Scandit in “Cool Vendors in Mobile and Wireless” report

  • March 2018

    Gartner’s includes Scandit in “Elevate Customer Experience With Minor Investments That Deliver Major Benefits for Retail Digital Business” report

  • February 2018

    Top Supplier Retail – as partner of dm-drogerie markt – Retail Technology Award Europe 2018

  • November 2017

    Global Shaper – Venture Kick 10 Years Ceremony

  • November 2017

    Finalist at the Swiss Technology Award ‘Innovation Leader’ – Swiss Innovation Forum

  • November 2014

    Top 100 – The Best Swiss Startups 2014 – Venture Kick

  • November 2012

    Third place ‘prix Strategis 2012’ – prix L’Entrepreneuriat by HEC Lausanne

  • October 2012

    G-Startup Competition Growth Stage Winner – GMIC Silicon Valley

  • October 2012

    Named #61 of Top 100 Startups in Switzerland – Startup.ch

  • July 2012

    Finalist for ‘Consumer product of the Year’ – 2012 Mass Technology Leadership Awards

  • January 2012

    Dragons Den Competition Winner – Swiss Mobile Basecamp

  • September 2011

    1st place in Nokia’s ‘Calling All Innovators’ Contest

  • February 2011

    ACES Fast Start Award – Science | Business

  • October 2010

    US Market Entry Camp participant – Swissnex

  • June 2010

    Venture Leaders 2010

  • March to October 2009

    Winner Venture Kick I, II and II