Start-up Invivox is the first online platform worldwide connecting specialist doctors for in situ training and is benefitting from the current positive momentum in Bordeaux’s health community.
The company plans to use its Start-up Investment Loan of €300,000 from BPI France and the €1.2 million it raised from investors back in March to accelerate growth over the next few months.
Invivox, a small shoot sprouting rapidly
Created in 2015, Invivox is the first global platform for connecting specialized doctors and global experts for in situ training.
Bordeaux is a center of excellence for e-health in France and Invivox plans to accelerate growth here over the next few months with the help of “Le Village by CA”, a Parisian start-up incubator.
Just a few months after being set-up, Invivox was chosen as one the 10 most innovative start-ups in France, as part of the competition organized by France Digitale and BpiFrance, and at the end of 2015 was selected to join the “Le Village by CA” start-up accelerator.
Now, BpiFrance has reiterated its trust in the Invivox project by awarding the start-up with €300,000 via a Start-up Investment loan, which will be used to reinforce the financial structure of the business after the latest round of fundraising.
“This new funding will allow us to invest in Invivox’s commercial launch, boost our teams in Bordeaux and develop our strategy for the American market,” explained Fabrice Paublant, Financial Director of Invivox.
Invivox is going global as it opens its first New York office in order to increase the appeal of the platform.
The choice of New York came naturally. In addition to being home, to the offices of its partners BPI and ISAI, New York has numerous partnership programs for health start-ups, as well as big hospitals seeking to offer the latest technology and advances to their patients and doctors.
The start-up will be temporarily housed in the New York branch of “Le Village by CA” until it joins a start-up incubator in a big New York hospital.
CEO and co-founder of Invivox Julien Delpech announced: “The global reach of the platform was planned right from the design stage. It’s imperative for us to have a worldwide presence and to help experts from all over the world meet and exchange views about their operating techniques and routines.”
Created with English as its native mode, the platform is already ready to welcome American doctors who want to receive or provide training.
(Source: Press release July 2016)