Investor Network: Early-stage equity funding for healthcare start-ups


Raising funds is a lengthy and complex process for start-ups, especially those looking to launch in multiple markets across Europe. At EIT Health, we can help you to navigate that process.

The EIT Health Investor Network connects qualified companies seeking early-stage funding with the first pan-European consortium of more than 80 healthcare investors across 18 countries. We accelerate equity rounds by highlighting and connecting early-stage start-ups with targeted private and institutional healthcare investors across Europe.

Investors in our network share the ambition to accelerate start-ups and bring the most innovative ideas to health markets faster. We connect you to venture capitalists, corporate venture funds, family offices, angel networks, and super angels seeking to invest in seed, bridge, or Series A deals, up to €6 million.

Join the programme that has closed €38 million in deals.

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What you get

How it works

Tailored recommendations

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Apply to the Investor Network year round. Receive tailored recommendations that you can apply to your project after evaluation rounds.

Meet investors

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Get your project introduced to the network and specific investors looking for start-ups like yours.

Access to services

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Gain insights and access to the services your start-up needs.

Get connected

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Top-tier start-ups get connected with active early-stage private and institutional healthcare investors in Europe.

Who should apply

To apply your start-up must be:

  • Registered in any Horizon Europe country
  • Seek between €1 and €6 million for seed, bridge, or Series A round funding
  • Already raised a minimum of 500 K euros – grants or other funding at a significant level
  • Delivering transformative products and services in Biotech, Medtech, and Digital Health

Download the eligibility requirement’s checklist to make sure your start-up fits all the application criteria.

Financial obligations

The cost of applying is €1,000. When you apply, even if you’re not selected and are in the “Bronze Category”, you will receive a detailed review of your application, a written three-page review and a call with two hand-picked healthcare investors. And you can re-apply for free within the year.


Download the programme’s guidelines to make sure that you have all the necessary information to apply. 


Ready to apply?

Applications are open year round. Create an account in our portal and select the application form for Investor Network. Please note that you can also apply for the Crowdfunding programme and the Venture Centre of Excellence on the same application, but you will only be selected for one programme.

Start your application to get access to our vast network of investors:

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Are you an investor?

We have cultivated a close-knit group of healthcare investors who share the same ambition of bringing smart money to innovative healthcare start-ups in Europe. Join the Investor Network to gain access to free scouting and pre-qualified dealflow for Europe’s best and brightest healthcare start-ups.

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