Seven healthcare start-ups from around the world pitched next generation technologies with the aim of securing investment at the HealthXL Dublin Global Gathering Investor Day in Trinity Biomedical Building in Dublin yesterday.
The entrepreneurs came from Finland, the US, Australia, Ghana, Canada and Ireland and pitched to angel investors including Silicon Valley Banks and Delta Partners as well as HealthXL mentors and the start-up community.
The two start-ups from Ireland were Sense of Skin, a technology-enabled programme to help people with sensitive skin to avoid unsuitable health and beauty products and Nutritics, a tracking and analysis programme for diet and nutrition.
As part of the event, HealthXL announced Silicon Valley Bank is to invite all HealthXL teams for intensive investment trip to US HQ in Napa Valley.
The first HealthXL Dublin programme, which started earlier this year, is supported by a network of investors, entrepreneurs and sponsors spanning the globe.
The global team selects thought leaders with the aim of helping to create and nurture innovative ideas and technologies to transform the world’s healthcare systems.
Martin Kelly, HealthXL founding partner and IBM Venture Capital Group partner (EMEA) said: “Only a few months ago we selected a group of early stage start-ups to join our team and today we have seven revolutionary world-class innovators.
“HealthXL is the first accelerator to have a global agenda and we are passionate about bringing extraordinary people and technologies together to transform healthcare. We are already looking towards the future and want to explore new avenues and secure new partnerships to continue our global campaign.”
HealthXL is supported by Silicon Valley Bank, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Cleveland Clinic, IBM, Reckitt Benckiser, PHS, Nesta and Enterprise Ireland.