March 8, 2019
RESPINOR is pitching at EIC investor day at Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweeden and got the opportunity to ring the bell together with 15 top EU SME companies.
RESPINOR meets with Nasdaq and top VCs in Stockholm
On 7 March, 15 companies backed by the European Innovation Council(EIC) pilot headed to Stockholm to learn more about the IPO process and pitch to top European investors. RESPINOR was one of the selected companies to pitch and learn more about going public.
The event was promoted by the EIC pilot business acceleration services together with Nasdaq First North, one of the leading exchanges for European SMEs looking to raise capital in the public markets. It gathered 15 SMEs funded under the EIC SME Instrument program working on deep tech and at an upscaling or growth stage.
RESPINOR had the opportunity to hear the experience from other entrepreneurs who had taken the IPO road on Nasdaq First North, get a deeper insight on what it means to operate in the public environment and pitch to top-tier European venture capitalists.
At the event, Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President of Listing Services EMEA at Nasdaq, shared the evolution of Nasdaq First North, his views on the European tech sector and how that reflects on the number of companies going public: “What’s happening in Europe is very exciting. There’s a whole technology framework in terms of entrepreneurs, investors and overall technology development which allows for an impact on so many sectors and dimensions of growth. Many of these companies remain in private hands for a very long time. What we want to do is to make these companies understand that the exchange can be an alternative for them.”
RESPINOR are very happy to be selected for this event promoted by the EIC pilot. We had the opportunity to engage in one-to-one meetings with investors and further deepen the discussion on our business model, technology and financing needs. Hopefully, we will get some positive follow-ups that can help us scale-up our business.
By: Trude Tingvoll, CBO