Our starting point.
Pascal Gallo earns his PhD on crystal growth in collaboration with Albert Fert, Nobel Prize 2007.
He joins Eli Kapon’s group at EPFL, develops diamond-based lasers and breaks a world record for laser energy transmission. Disappointed about not finding good supplies of ultra-pure diamonds he decides to grow his own.
Reactor design and manufacture.
Pascal Gallo meets Theophile Mounier, Christophe Provent and David Rats. They develop a Single Crystal CVD reactor to grow ultra-pure diamonds and create a business plan.
LakeDiamond SA is incorporated.
From start-up to industrial scale production.
Alex Kummerman joins the team with the plan to leapfrog from start-up to industrial scale production capacity. He organizes the strategy to launch an ICO and brings along Romain Braud in the process.
World premiere: LakeDiamond wins the support of a Swiss bank, Swissquote, for its ICO.
Successful completion of LakeDiamond Bank sale in partnership with Swissquote; start of the ICO, with a focus on private institutional actors.