2024-02-28 09:44Press release

Smile strengthens the team with a successful serial entrepreneur

Kush PunyaniKush Punyani

Lund, Sweden – We are pleased to announce that Kush Punyani, founder of several SmiLe companies, will be joining SmiLe Incubator as a business coach on March 1st. He brings vast experience in entrepreneurship and in establishing successful teams and companies. 


Kush Punyani is a serial entrepreneur in the fields of Medtech, Life Sciences, and Cleantech. He has orchestrated the establishment of five successful startups, including Spermosens, Diagonal Bio, Prolevi Bio, Thyrolytics, and Avsalt. Additionally, he has launched two IPOs and one of his companies was acquired. 


In 2020, Kush Punyani founded his venture studio Nested Bio, that supports founders and companies with innovational management. He is also active as a mentor in NOME, a Nordic Mentoring Program for promising life science projects and startups.  


In the companies, he is instrumental in building successful teams, managing IR and IP related tasks, and supporting the CEOs of the companies. He continues to have an active role in Spermosens, Diagonal Bio, and Prolevi Bio.  


"My passion lies in addressing unmet medical needs within our society. While developing medical solutions is the crucial first step, my true reward comes from accelerating the journey from concept to customer. Now, Im looking forward to stepping into a role that resonates deeply with my professional ethos, and to being part of a team I have always held in high regard as a member of the incubator. I am excited to expand my impact, supporting several companies and founders and, by extension, countless patients," says Kush Punyani. 


"We are very pleased to welcome Kush Punyani to the SmiLe team. Our coach team consists of highly experienced individuals with a wide range of significant industrial expertise. Now, we are complementing our team with a business coach who brings substantial experience in entrepreneurship," says Ulrika Ringdahl, the COO of SmiLe Incubator.  



For more information, please contact:
Ulrika Ringdahl, COO at SmiLe, +46 (0)736-566232, ulrika.ringdahl@smileincubator.life 

Language: English

About SmiLe Venture Hub – Pioneering Life Science Innovations

SmiLe Incubator is a life science business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. SmiLe offers business coaching, a broad international industry and investor network and a unique laboratory infrastructure with state-of-the art instrumentation. Since the start, SmiLe has helped 100+ entrepreneurs commercialize their business ideas. Currently there are some 30 companies in SmiLe incubator which, together with alumni companies, have attracted more than EUR 805 million in venture capital since 2014. To date, 21 of SmiLe´s companies have launched an IPO. SmiLe is a non-profit organization and receives basic funding from Region Skåne, Lund Municipality, Lund University and Medicon Village. SmiLe´s sponsors are Agilent, Sparbanken Skåne, Høiberg, Magle Chemoswed, Merck, Setterwalls, Zacco, Phase Holographic Imaging and ChemoMetec. www.smileincubator.life