Hot Investor 2: Venture Arm of Swiss Foundation Invests Globally in Disruptive Medtech and Digital Health Companies in Trauma and Orthopedic Surgeries

22 Mar

A venture arm of a Switzerland-based foundation invests in start-ups that fundamentally improve patient care in the area of orthopedic, spine & trauma surgery. While the firm will invest globally, the current focus is on companies located in North America, Europe and Israel. The firm prefers to participate in Series A rounds, investing between $1-2.5M with the potential to provide additional capital in later rounds. The firm’s sole investor is their parent foundation, a surgeon-led, not-for-profit organization. The foundation has a global network of more than 16,000 healthcare professionals and scientists in over 100 countries specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

The firm looks to fund companies with disruptive technologies in medical devices, diagnostics, and healthcare IT/digital health in the trauma and orthopedic surgery space. This includes technologies for before, during or after surgery, such as imaging, surgical tools, implantable devices and clinical data management. However, the firm is not currently looking to fund any regenerative medicine or tissue engineering applications within this space. If a medical device or diagnostic, companies should have a working prototype and preclinical data, while healthcare IT/digital health companies should have a running MVP as well as the ability to show market traction.

The firm invests in teams and companies that solve fundamental problems. The firm is looking for a clear market understanding and strong USP.

If you are interested in more information about this investor and other investors tracked by LSN, please email mandates@lifesciencenation.com.

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