Peekmed is the most recent Portuguese startup to be selected for investment by Portugal Ventures.
PeekMed is a software solution developed for orthopedic surgeons that aims at optimizing the pre-operative planning process. By simulating the expected results prior to the surgery occurring, it allows for more accuracy in the actual surgery.
Founded in 2014, PeekMed has more than 100 worldwide beta users and has already established a partnership with the market leader of osteosynthesis materials, DePuy Synthes (a Johnson & Johnson company). Till the end of the year they will start one clinical trial in Portugal. At least, three more will follow in 2016; two in Portugal, one in the USA.
To achieve the expansion goals, the investment is crucial, as CEO João Pedro Ribeiro states:
The investment made by Portugal Ventures will allow us to quickly improve our product. (…) It will help us reaching new markets, like the US and the UK.
The startup that’s currently incubated at Startup Braga, and by the way is hiring, will receive advice from specialists and benefit from an extensive network of contacts. It may also be given the opportunity to be incubated and accelerated at the centres for the Portuguese entrepreneurship ecosystem in San Francisco, Boston, Austin and Berlin.
Peekmed’s ultimate purpose is clear:
Take our tool to every orthopedist. Our main goal is that our software will help the orthopedists provide an even better work.