Accelerating early-stage equity funding for promising 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 the EIT Health Investor Network, 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 17 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 €10 million. In the last year and a half alone, we’ve closed €18 million in deals with five companies.

What you get

The Investor Network improves the performance of EU fundraising like no one else. Our ever-growing network, deep knowledge of the players, and our personalised services provide powerful support towards accessing the right investors. We open doors and keep them open for current and future rounds, facilitating syndications on a national or cross-border level.

You can get:

  • expert advice and one-on-one support
  • a clear pathway to relevant investors
  • faster and more efficient fundraising, as well as syndication opportunities
  • one-year entry to the EIT Health Investor Network and our platform, including access to our partners and programmes
  • your innovation promoted to and by the EIT Health network
  • your innovation featured in at least one newsletter and one deal letter sent to investors in our network
  • support through your following round
How it works

After a detailed evaluation of your project, you will receive recommendations for next steps. We will introduce your project to the network and to specific investors looking for start-ups like yours, while providing you with insights and access to the services you need. For top-tier start-ups, we will connect you with active early-stage private and institutional healthcare investors in Europe.

Who should apply

Start-ups that are:

  • registered in any Horizon Europe country
  • seeking between €500,000 and €10 million for seed, bridge, or Series A round funding
  • already receiving public grants or other funding at a significant level
  • delivering transformative products and services in Biotech, Medtech, and Digital Health
Key details
  • Application is open – apply any time. You can apply for Crowdfunding and express interest in the Venture Centre of Excellence at the same time on the same application, but you can only participate in one programme.
  • Cost of application is €1,000. You will get a detailed review of your application, a written one-page review, and a call with two hand-picked healthcare investors. You can re-apply for free within the year.
Apply now

Apply here.

Download the complete Application Guidelines.

Learn more about how and why to apply to the Investor Network in this recorded webinar.

For Investors

We have cultivated a close-knit group of healthcare investors who know and trust one another, and 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.

Contact us to learn more:

The EIT Health Investor Network helped us find a sector-specific lead investor for our seed round. The round was then oversubscribed within a few weeks, thanks to the deep expertise of the lead investor in the digital health domain and connections all over the globe.

Guido Magrin, Teiacare

External partner

Business Angels Connect

Caroline Sai
Activity Lead | | Angels Sante