Stoic Welcomes Safaa Nasrallah

Meet the newest addition to the Stoic investment teamWith a diverse background spanning start-ups and venture building across Europe, Safaa is eager to leverage her expertise to drive advancements and innovation in healthcare. Her journey, fuelled…
Stoic VC

Year in review 2023 : Observations of the venture market

2023 has been another big year at Stoic. We first provide a commentary on the state of the markets. We then dig into what we’ve been up to in the past 12 months.Observations of the venture marketThere were a few narratives that dominated…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

Year in review 2023

2023 has been another big year at Stoic. We first provide commentary on the venture market this year. We then dig into what we’ve been up to in the past 12 months.Observations of the venture marketThere were a few narratives that dominated…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

Stoic’s Year in review 2023

2023 has been another big year at Stoic. We first provide commentary on the venture market this year. We then dig into what we’ve been up to in the past 12 months.Observations of the venture marketThere were a few narratives that dominated…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

A primer on building Neurotech — part 2

A primer on building Neurotech — part 2In part 1 we examined product development and defensibility.In part 2, we look at product delivery and best practice strategies for regulation and reimbursement.Successful product delivery = Longitudinal…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

A primer on building Neurotech — part 1

A primer on building Neurotech — part 1The thesis for Neurotech is that by interfacing directly with the nervous system, we can more accurately map the pathophysiology of various neurological & psychiatric disorders. Not just at discrete…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

Our Investment in Lenexa

We’re pleased to be leading Lenexa’s pre-series A, a team bridging geriatric care with the future of preventive medicine.Co-founders Will Yang + Ajit RavindranThe burden of immobility.Our rapidly ageing population and stagnating labor growth…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

2022: Year in Review

Core team: Geoff Waring, Guy Hedley, Harikesh PushpapathanDespite the visible slowdown in venture this year, we’ve kept our foot on the gas. We know that advancements in emerging science and deep technologies occur through all market cycles.…
Stoic VC

2022 Year in Review

Core team: Geoff Waring, Guy Hedley, Harikesh PushpapathanDespite the visible slowdown in venture this year, we’ve kept our foot on the gas. We know that advancements in emerging science and deep technologies occur through all market cycles.…
Stoic VC

Year in Review 2022

Core team: Geoff Waring, Guy Hedley, Harikesh PushpapathanDespite the visible slowdown in venture this year, we’ve kept our foot on the gas. We know that advancements in emerging science and deep technologies occur through all market cycles.…
Stoic VC

Year in Review 2022.

Core team: Geoff Waring, Guy Hedley, Harikesh PushpapathanDespite the visible slowdown in venture this year, we’ve kept our foot on the gas. We know that advancements in emerging science and deep technologies occur through all market cycles.…
Stoic VC

Founders guide to Stoicism.

In order to send the ‘right’ signals to founders, VCs tend to lean into the what (historical success, team and network) and how (process, founder support) of their value proposition. But I believe the most overlooked signal is found in the…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

Our Investment in Bioscout

Bioscout are on a mission to put farmers in the driving seat and we‘re excited to be backing the team in their AU $3m seed round alongside Artesian(GrainInnovate) and Uniseed.The ProblemCritical crop loss from fungal disease has proved to…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

A First Principles Take on Commercialisation

In every three-year election cycle I’m reminded that funding public university institutions in bulk, is the answer to our research commercialisation deficit. Yet this rhetoric continues to play out and fall short of anything material.The reason…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

How do founders keep getting funded?

Losing funding is one of the biggest fears of entrepreneurs. How do VC managers address founder fears in an optimal fashion so that founders stay ambitious and maintain their mental health?It takes many years to succeed, but bad news happens…
Dr Geoff Waring

Technology Readiness Levels : A System for Transparency

Technology Readiness Levels : A System for TransparencyInventors often find it difficult to communicate their progress to external stakeholders such as grant programs, and especially investors who aren’t blessed with subject matter expertise.…
Harikesh Pushpapathan

Technology Readiness Levels — communicating progress.

Technology Readiness Levels — communicating progress.Inventors often find it difficult to communicate their progress to external stakeholders such as grant programs, and especially investors who aren’t blessed with subject matter expertise.…
Harikesh Pushpapathan