2017-06-21 09:23Press release

SmiLe strengthens advisory services in finance

Smile Incubator is strengthening the team with a new business advisor who specializing in financing matters. Beginning on June 1, Thomas Unt will be able to support SmiLe’s incubator companies in their efforts to prepare to raise venture capital.

Thomas Unt´s primary focus will be on financial matters and corporate development. He most recently worked at NorInvent, where he served as CEO and was later responsible for the company's IPO process. He has many years of experience in the financial industry and has been active in a number of entrepreneurial development companies with responsibility for venture capital acquisition and corporate structure.  

“Thomas provides important skills and extensive experience in financing issues. We will be able to focus more on helping companies to prepare for investments than we had resources for in the past. We’ll also commit to building an investment network around SmiLe that can
step in after the business angels,” says Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO of SmiLe.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO at SmiLe Incubator                                 

Mobile: +46 734000433                                                                 

e-mail: ebba@smileincubator.life  

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About SmiLe

SmiLe is a business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund. SmiLe helps entrepreneurs and startup companies to develop and commercialize new ideas. Our main task is to help the management teams of these companies to navigate the complexities of business development, financing, recruitment and risk management. There are currently around 20 companies in SmiLe, which together have attracted more than SEK 1 000 million in venture capital to date since 2014. Approximately 100 people, representing 20 nationalities, and almost 50 percent of whom are women, work at SmiLe incubator. SmiLe is a community consisting of experts, business advisors, incubator companies as well as alumni companies, which when combined provide a unique opportunity for Life Science Industry startups to benefit from their extensive collective experience. The opportunity also includes an infrastructure that is unique of its kind in Sweden, with well-equipped laboratories and advanced instrumentation. SmiLe has its major financing from Lunds university, Lund Municipality, Region Skåne och Medicon Village.