About Us

Sunflower Labs combines Swiss craftsmanship and engineering with Silicon Valley startup culture. We’re leveraging years of experience building consumer products to design insightful home security.

Our Team

Alex Pachikov
Alex Pachikov Founder & CEO

Member of the founding team at Evernote, where he served as VP of partnerships, developer relations and hardware products integration. He has over a decade of experience managing distribution channels, relationships with major OEMs, retailers, and telecoms.

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Chris Eheim
Chris Eheim Founder & CTO

An aerospace engineer with 15 years of experience in avionics software and hardware development. He developed drones to conduct atmospheric measurements around tornados. Chris has led engineering teams and managed multimillion-dollar aviation projects, developing FAA-certified products that sold to Embraer, Fokker, and the Swiss and German Air Forces. Most recently, Chris was a project manager at Ruag Aviation and engineering manager at Sagetech and Freeflight Systems. He holds a masters in aerospace engineering.

Chris Dobler
Chris Dobler Sr. Electrical Engineer

An expert in designing high-durability systems for extreme environments, Chris worked on embedded systems at Flarm Technology, SAFEmine, and Hexagon. He holds a masters in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich.

Eveline Lonoce
Eveline Lonoce HR / Finance / Operations

An early-stage administration specialist with years of experience in Silicon Valley, Eveline established Evernote GmbH in Zurich and managed HR, administration, and finance there. Previously, she was a startup setup and incubation specialist at Mountain Partners Group.

Nicolas de Palézieux
Nicolas de Palézieux Robotics Systems Engineer

A vision-based position estimation expert and experienced drone builder, Nicolas holds a masters in robotics systems and control from ETH Zurich.

Nelson Mettback
Nelson Mettbach Sr. Firmware Engineer

Previously a researcher in fiberoptic technologies at the Fraunhofer Institute, Nelson was also a lead embedded firmware engineer at SAFEmine and Hexagon. He holds a masters in electrical engineering from Beuth Hochschule Berlin.

Gabriel Coarna
Gabriel Coarna Software Architect

A cross-discipline software architect and developer with 15 years of software engineering experience, Gabriel was the technical lead for Evernote Clearly and Web Clipper at Evernote. Before that, he founded Readable, which was acquired by Evernote.

Patrick Zhao
Patrick Zhao Engineer

A competitive soccer robot engineer, Patrick holds a micro-engineering degree from EPF, Lausanne.

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