Susana Amorim joined Gilde in 2021 and focuses on the Healthtech sector. She is involved in deal sourcing, investment diligence, and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Gilde, Susana was a Biodesign Innovation fellow at Stanford University, a program that trains a select group of innovators to identify healthcare needs, invent new technologies, and implement products into patient care. Before this, Susana was also selected to participate in the MIT-Harvard Medical School Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp where she helped create a healthcare venture to improve mental health.
Susana began her career in structural heart, working as an Engineer and subsequently Project Manager at Xeltis, a clinical-stage start-up creating novel cardiovascular devices through regenerative medicine. She then worked as a Project Manager at Biotronik where she was responsible for and led the development of a new generation transcatheter aortic valve.
Susana has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minho/University of Groningen. She also has a certification in project management (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
She is a Portuguese citizen based in Gilde’s US office.