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    Gérard Hascoët

    Venture Partner, Sofinnova Partners - MD Start Strategy

    Gérard is a serial entrepreneur in the Medical Devices field.

    In the 1980s, he founded Technomed International, a company developing noninvasive therapeutic technologies dedicated to urology. He grew the company to its IPO with 50 million euros in sales and significant profitability.

    In the 90s, he founded 2 companies: IMMI, which developed image-guided robotic systems for neurosurgery, and SOMETEC, a maker of noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring systems for anesthesiology and intensive care. Both companies were acquired by U.S.-based companies, ISS and ARROW International respectively.

    From 2008 to 2010 he turned around Spine Vision, a developer and manufacturer of spinal implants, as its CEO.

    In 2009 Gerard cofounded MD Start, a European incubator for innovative MedTech companies, which created 8 companies. The idea was, he said, “to bridge this gap from the idea of the inventor to possible financing by VCs.”

    Before becoming an entrepreneur, Gérard began his career with Thomson Group, where he held various management positions in the MedTech branch for over 15 years.

    Gérard is an engineer from E.C.E. Paris. He is Executive Chairman of MD Start II, Chairman of CorWave, Chairman of Moon Surgical, Chairman of HEPTA Medical and sits on the Board of Directors of LimFlow, Pixium Vision and Altamir.

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