Investor Network 2018
The EIT Health Investor Network is the first pan-European, EU-driven network for investors that is solely focused on financing healthcare innovation.
The programme connects European health-oriented investors and promising start-ups to encourage cross-border financing and co-investments. Through the Investor Network, private and institutional investors meet with pre-screened high potential start-ups in all stages of development. The programme’s coordinated environment makes it possible to leverage greater local and international funding at a faster pace.
Members of the Investor Network can also benefit from access to a number of tools and programmes operated by EIT Health – as well as access to the world-leading consortium of EIT Health Partners.
Benefits for start-ups
If you are a European life science start-up or SME, the Investor Network offers you various opportunities to reach out for funding, especially for a first financing round. Start-ups can also benefit from coaching provided by experienced investors and serial entrepreneurs.
Benefits for investors in healthcare
If you are a private investor, business angel, representative of a venture capital or corporate venture fund, the Investor Network gives you the opportunity to screen and select young companies according to the properties of your portfolio.
As Europe’s leading programme to help innovative healthcare entrepreneurs, EIT Health is constantly vetting new start-ups, and providing support to the most promising ones. That means investors can be introduced to pre-selected start-ups, which have already undergone training and assistance in developing their business plans.
How it works
Along with facilitating introductions, the Investor Network takes a strategic approach to providing optimum results for both investors and startups. The programme’s acceleration plan involves:
- getting promising enterprises funding faster;
- fostering earlier internationalization, by involving cross-border investors;
- leveraging local funding with international co-investments.
Several actions are to be developed during the next three years throughout the European Network, including:
- building a qualified deal flow and a centralised deal-flow management process;
- creating a unique cross-border investor community, supported by a common framework;
- connecting start-ups to investors thanks to international meetings, face-to-face and online pitches.