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Oakes, Lyman: Is This the Model for Building European Device Companies?

Executive Summary

Despite outstanding clinical science, Europe has historically lagged behind the US, if not in medical device innovation, at least in device company creation. A vicious cycle of few start-ups, reluctant VCs, and a poor pool of experienced managers has kept company creation from exploding. But now former merchant bankers turned serial entrepreneurs, Herb Oakes and Dick Lyman, believe they have a better formula for starting device companies in Europe.

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