Vima has been founded in 2015 by Dr. Raphaël Héraïef. Raphaël is a physician by training and has been fascinated by Behavioural AI technologies after meeting Prof. Gatica-Perez at the IDIAP Research Institute in Martigny, Switzerland. After creating a first company in Human Resources (Unono), he started Vima as a spinoff from the IDIAP Research Institute. His enthusiasm and conviction led to the company to a first round of financing in 2019. He initiated the development of Vima’s technology and product during his two years as CEO of the company and as a board member. Raphaël is now pursuing other entrepreneurial projects while keeping close ties with Vima.