The new funding was provided by Lifeline Ventures, a specialist early investor in game-changing technologies and AO Invest, an investment fund backed by the AO Foundation, the world’s largest community and network of musculoskeletal surgeons and scientists.
“We are excited to gain funding from two complimentary groups—Lifeline’s forward-thinking mindset and strong entrepreneurial experience combined with AO’s expertise and access to a global network of our target surgeons will empower our development of an expanded portfolio of cutting-edge solutions and enable us to transition them into clinical practice faster,” said SYNOSTE’s Managing Director and co-founder Harri Hallila.
“SYNOSTE is exactly the type of company that interests AO Invest; they have created not just a product but a platform that will enable various intelligent solutions from traditional intramedullary nails to flat plates that can be used in the treatment of extremely painful and psychologically debilitating conditions,” commented Michel Orsinger, Chairman of AO Invest.
The €5.1M Lifeline and AO investment raise the total equity invested in SYNOSTE to ten million euros. SYNOSTE’s other investors include strategic and financial investors: Evonik Venture Capital, a German materials company; High-Tech Gründerfonds, Germany’s largest seed investor; Innovestor Ventures, with the largest portfolio of venture-backed companies in Finland; and Mectalent, a partner company that provides SYNOSTE component manufacturing and precision mechanics.