The amount of foreign venture capital being invested in the BioRegion of Catalonia has grown steadily in recent years. It increased ten-fold between 2013 and 2018, going from 5 to 50 in just 5 years. Who is investing in start-ups in the Catalan healthcare and life sciences sector and where are they doing it?
One of the ingredients of the BioRegion of Catalonia’s success is its solid ecosystem of specialized investors. They work side by side with the sector’s entrepreneurs, making a total of €600 million available for investment and are a very important lure for attracting international venture capital. Who are they? What are they looking for? We’ll tell you all about it in this post.
There is no shortage of talent in the BioRegion of Catalonia nor of research and innovation. Not in the most competitive sectors. As Captain Sparrow said, “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” It is the production model that must change, and above all we have to stop saying we don’t know how to innovate.
One in four companies created in the BioRegion of Catalonia in the past five years is led by a woman. This percentage is growing, but still far from parity. Women call for greater public visibility so that other female researchers can see them as role models and choose to follow in their footsteps.