Kandou is a global leader in high-speed, energy efficient, chip-to-chip link solutions critical to the evolution of the electronics industry.

Kandou enables a better-connected world by offering disruptive technology through licensing and standard products that empower the devices we use every day to become smaller, more energy efficient and more cost effective.

Kandou was founded in 2011 by Amin Shokrollahi. The company is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, with offices in Europe, North America and Asia.


Kandou offers fundamental advances in interconnect technology that lower power consumption and improve the performance of chip links, unlocking new capabilities for customer devices and systems. Kandou has a strong IP portfolio that includes Chord™ signaling, adopted by the OIF and JEDEC standards organizations.


Kandou is also ramping up production of their first silicon product known as Matterhorn, a USB-C® multiprotocol retimer solution with USB4™ support for consumer and networking applications for electronic devices.


Kandou is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, DC Investment Partners, Swisscom Ventures,, Forestay Capital, Climb Ventures, Swiss Select Opportunities, Columbia Lake Partners, Fayerweather Capital Partners, and others. The company raised $75M in Series D round on Dec 16, 2021. This brings Kandou's total funding to $206.4M to date.



  • Year founded: 2011
  • Funding Info: $206.4M over 7 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Lausanne
  • State: Vaud
  • Country: Switzerland
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