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Barcelona, July 26, 2022. -Investment in health startups in the BioRegion of Catalonia set a new record in the first half of the year: €296 million, more than all funding secured in 2021 (€238 million). This period (January to July) was the best ever, fueled once again by venture capital, which totaled €258 million, or 87% of the capital raised, followed by the stock market, public grants and crowdequity.


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Francesca Domenech Wuttke

CEO and Founder of Nen

PhD in Pharmacology from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (New York) and a degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University (New York). She has extensive experience in drug development and healthcare, both in the United States and Europe. She has worked at several organizations, accelerating and incubating startups, heading up European investments and leading mergers and acquisitions of medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Diliara Lupenko, chief operating officer at Impress

Diliara Lupenko

Chief Operations Officer at Impress

She has over 15 years of experience in consulting, corporate strategy and entrepreneurship. Having worked in multinationals, she founded Impress in 2019 inspired by her own personal experience with invisible orthodontics treatment.


Sergi Valverde

Co-founder and CEO of Tensormedical

PhD in Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence and MBA from the University of Girona. The entrepreneur has co-authored over 35 international papers and written six open-code tools. He has also been recognized internationally for his technological advances in detecting MS lesions and quantifying brain atrophy using Artificial Intelligence.


Esther Riambau

Co-founder and CEO of Oniria Therapeutics

She holds degrees in Biology and Biochemistry and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). She is the co-founder and CEO of Oniria Therapeutics, and co-founder and board member of Gate2Brain. Her slogan? “My training in is technology transfer but my heart is in startups.”


Ignasi Belda

CEO at MiWEndo Solutions

He is a computer scientist with a PhD in artificial intelligence for drug discovery and a PhD in tax law. He has founded or co-funded six healthcare startups in Spain and the world and served as CEO of the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) for two years. He is currently CEO of MiWEndo Solutions.