Gilde Healthcare company FIRE1 today announced the close of a $25 million financing round led by new investors Andera Partners and Novo Holdings, with participation and ongoing support from existing investors Gilde Healthcare, Gimv, the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Lightstone Ventures, Medtronic, New Enterprise Associates and Seventure Partners.
The financing provides FIRE1 with capital to accelerate the development of its novel remote monitoring solution to improve outcomes for heart failure patients. Heart failure affects over 60 million patients worldwide and is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients over 65. Hemodynamic monitoring in heart failure has tremendous potential to improve care for patients and reduce the need for hospitalizations.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, FIRE1 is a connected medical device solutions company dedicated to improving outcomes for people suffering with chronic diseases. Its investors include Gilde Healthcare, Gimv, the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Lightstone Ventures, Medtronic, New Enterprise Associates andSeventure. Its mission is to empower millions of people suffering from heart failure to get their normal lives back. The FIRE1 team is led by an experienced medical devices team that is working closely with world-leading researchers, clinicians, patients and payors to help reduce the burden of heart failure. Further information: www.fire1foundry.com.
About Gilde Healthcare
Gilde Healthcare is a specialized healthcare investor managing over $2B across two fund strategies: venture & growth capital and private equity. The Venture & Growth fund of Gilde Healthcare invests in fast growing companies active in therapeutics, digital health and medtech. The venture & growth companies are based in Europe and North America. The Private Equity fund of Gilde Healthcare participates in profitable lower mid-market healthcare companies based in North-Western Europe. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.gildehealthcare.com.