Corona pandemic: The call for healthtech entrepreneurship

There are many fantastic examples in history of devastating crises that have led to a great wave of innovation. Perhaps the most famous example is the Second World War that drove innovation we are still using and perfecting today, such as computers, jet engines and the large scale application of several drugs including penicillin. But […]

Finland’s Oura raises $28 million from Square, Google’s Gradient Ventures and others for its smart wellness ring

Finnish health tech startup Oura, well known for its wellness-tracking ring and app, has secured $28 million in Series B funding from Forerunner Ventures, Jack Dorsey’s Square and Gradient Ventures. Interestingly, American neuroscientist Matthew Walker, the best-selling author of ‘Why We Sleep’, will be joining the company as Chief Science Advisor. Founded in 2013, Oura […]


Oviva raises $21 million Series B to expand digital treatment for Type 2 diabetes

Oviva, the London-based digital provider of Type 2 diabetes treatment, has raised $21 million in Series B funding. MTIP led the round, joined by Earlybird as new investors. Existing investors AlbionVC, F-Prime Capital, Eight Roads Ventures and Partech also participated. Oviva’s behaviour change platform has been proven to halt and reverse Type 2 diabetes and […]


Sensome raises $9 million Series B for tissue sensor that transforms medical devices

Sensome, a French medtech turning invasive medical equipment into connected healthcare devices, has raised $9 million in Series B financing. The round was funded by existing investors Kurma Partners, Idinvest Partners, BNP Paribas, Paris-Saclay seed fund, and also by newcomer Asahi Intecc, a Japanese leader in guidewire technology. Founded in 2014, Sensome is a spin-off […] ori biotech

London’s Ori Biotech raises $9.4 million for scalable CGT manufacturing

Ori Biotech, a London and Philadelphia-based developer of Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) manufacturing, has raised a $9.4 million seed round. Several UK venture firms participated, including Amadeus Capital Partners, Delin Ventures, Kindred Capital and a London-based family office, alongside a group of angel investors that have supported the startup since inception. Founded by Dr. […]