Entrepreneur war stories – medtech CEO panel

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At the recent EuroMedtech 2013 in Dusseldorf, I was invited to put together and moderate a panel of medtech CEOs. The panel title was “From the trenches: Entrepreneur war stories” and the focus was on what it takes to start … Continue reading

Key lessons for medtech exits?

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Last week I attended the MedTech Investing Europe conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. While at the meeting, I met with a number of entrepreneurs – some of them first timers, some serial entrepreneurs with successful exits already behind them. What were … Continue reading

The myth of the big score

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“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” Zen proverb The big score.  The end-goal that seemingly attracts so many individuals in the pursuit of what they do. Within medtech I come across stories of entrepreneurs … Continue reading

Boards of directors: What do medtech entrepreneurs need to know?

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While working with emerging medtech companies, I usually report directly to the CEO (usually an entrepreneur) and in turn, the board of directors. This got me thinking: (i) What are the responsibilities and duties of board directors? and (ii) What … Continue reading

What’s your medtech go to market strategy?

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As a medtech entrepreneur, it’s often fun and tempting to focus on your neat technology, how many people you’ll help one day and the development process. But somewhere along the way, you have to figure out how you’re going to … Continue reading

Exit strategies for medical devices

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You’re a medical devices entrepreneur. Your emerging company is developing new technology that will revolutionize the status quo. What’s your exit strategy? As a medical devices entrepreneur you have to keep your eyes on multiple balls at once. Everything from … Continue reading

Medtech entrepreneurs: What do investors want?

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This week I attended the 15th MedTech Investing Europe conference, in London. Around 35 fascinating companies presented or attended, looking for levels of investment ranging from £500k to £15 million. Two of the panels concentrated on investors – both VC … Continue reading

Can investors profit from medical devices M&A?

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A recent Reuters article indicates medical devices M&A activity is poised to take-off in 2013. This after activity has fallen to a near low since 2009.  Is there a way that investors can benefit from such mooted M&A activity? With … Continue reading

What makes a billion dollar medical devices man?

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How do you know if you’re cut out to be a medical devices entrepreneur? While thinking about this question I came across the enlightening and fascinating story of Alfred Mann. Alfred Mann is a serial entrepreneur who has founded a … Continue reading