San Francisco venture capital fund launches impact investment competition in Cambridge, England
We are excited to announce the launch of Primera Impact – an impact-focussed investment competition for transformative ideas tackling global challenges in healthcare, especially in emerging markets. It is based at the University of Cambridge in England.
After identifying great opportunity in Cambridge, Ori Sasson, Founding Partner of Primera Capital, established Primera Impact. The goal: catalyse game-changing health-tech startups who demonstrate promise towards making the world a better place. It is the result of a collaboration with two researchers at the University of Cambridge: Ravi Solanki and Dr Mike Coto.
The grand prize of the competition is at least one £100,000 investment prize. Up to £50,000 in grants will also be awarded throughout the competition.
The competition is open to any startup based in Europe (including the UK and Turkey) that aims to solve a major problem in healthcare. Initial applications are due by 23:59 GMT 16 March 2018, via our website.
Candidates will subsequently be shortlisted. Finalists will be announced in May and invited to Cambridge, England in June 2018 for a culmination weekend with the award of prizes.
Primera Impact is proud to be supported by The Bradfield Centre, a new scale-up accelerator at the Cambridge Science Park established by Trinity College, Cambridge.
About Primera Capital
Primera Capital is San Francisco-based venture capital fund focused on extraordinary products, opportune ecosystems, and daring entrepreneurs. Primera Capital has funded some of the world’s most transformative technology companies over the past two decades, including VMWare, Chegg, GT Nexus, and Mobileum. Current investment highlights include LifeLink and BioSight. Primera Capital is run by Ori Sasson, Aaron Sasson, Greg Johnsen, and Nathan Levin.
About the Primera Impact Team
Primera Impact is led by Ravi Solanki, MB/PhD student at the University of Cambridge; Dr Mike Coto, post- doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge; and Eva Sasson, data consultant and MSc UCL, BA Barnard. Advisors include: Prof Jaideep Prabhu, J. Nehru Professor of Indian Business; Jon Bradford, Founding Partner of Motive Partners and co-founder of F6s; James Parton, Managing Director of The Bradfield Centre; Dr Rav Seeruthun, UK Medical Director of Roche; and Jason Thorpe, EMEA Managing Director of Infomedia.