Dr. Carmelo Bisognano
Investor and New Companies Relations Lead
Carmelo brings diverse experience as a researcher, entrepreneur, venture partner and leader of international incubators and accelerators of startups. Prior to co-found and lead MassChallenge Switzerland as Managing Director, he served as Head of Strategy at Inartis Foundation for promoting innovation in Switzerland. He also founded and managed several companies such as Easymed Services Inc. (EZM:CN) and Dybaw Advisory SA. Since joining VirdisGroup in 2021, Carmelo has focused on developing Invest Connect, a new service for startups and investors aiming at helping new ventures to successfully grow (funding, business development, operations). Carmelo obtained his PhD from the University Hospital of Geneva where he was awarded for his research work and co-signed publications in international scientific journals. With an extensive experience in the life science innovation ecosystem and fluent in three languages, he helps clients build and grow their innovative companies.