WE WISH OUR INVESTMENT CAN
MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND CREATE POSITIVE IMPACT
Impact is our most important angle when assessing deal flows.
Currently, we measure impacts in the following 3 areas:
The number of patients by whom our portfolio companies benefited post technology commercialization.
Potential dollar-saving to the healthcare system once such economic values become measurable.
The number of people received healthcare access that was not available to them before due to a lack of suppliers or affordability.
THE FOCUS AREAS AND QUALITIES WE CARE
FOUNDERS & TEAM
IMPACT & CHANGE
The Number of People's Lives which technology can change is one thing we constantly have in the forefront of our minds.
We look for companies that bring new solutions to traditional problems in prevention, treatment and medical efficiency, including software and hardware technologies for diagnostic, screening, rehabilitation, biomaterials and workflow improvement. Most importantly, technologies which can have a positive impact and bring maximum value to society are most important to us.
A Product-Market fit is achieved when you can scale in one breath.
Medtech companies often face a heavy research and development burden at the early to mid-stage of the funding cycle and cannot commercialise until a later phase. As a result, there is a preference for companies who truly understand their target markets and know their products are in demand before regulatory approval.
We do not like companies who rush into product development before taking time to understand what customers truly value. Finally, our fund understands that companies sometimes need to target markets outside of their home markets. Global mindset and ambition are both welcome, but it is requested that the company truly understands how to navigate different markets which are not familiar to them.
Good Management and Financial Control are what we value.
We understand that medtech start-ups generally don’t have the knowledge or resources to build them until Series A. Therefore, our fund will be there to help them, as they are a part of us.
Unique Cycle of Med-Tech companies is what we understand.
Particularly for hardware companies, it can take 2-4 years of continual spending, and this requires investors to have long-term insight and patience. We believe that a long-term approach can help start-ups to go further and avoid unnecessary exit stress for the founders. However, our fund will also keep an eye on businesses which make profits and desire to achieve greatness.
People are the most crucial part of a successful company.
Founders play the most essential roles both in day-to-day operations and long-term company growth. Through our experience, we believe companies can only survive tough situations when founders can predict and face challenges. For example, if a founder can analyse all possible situations of potential failure and has a combat strategy for each, all that remains for him or her is success.
Backing founders who have a vision and are passionate about making a difference, compared to those who only chase financial returns is important to us. Therefore, looking for founders with the crucial attributes of integrity, intelligence and energy is what our fund does, with integrity being our top priority.