102. Nik Bappoo & Nick Buckley – Veintech

Australia’s number 1 startup podcast (1) talks with two of Veintech’s co-founders, Nick Buckley and Nik Bappoo, who with a team of 10 are developing a handheld unit that visualises veins to make cannulation (drawing blood) easier.

It’s a disturbing fact that the standard ‘miss rate’ for cannulations is around 40%, incredibly high. Once you miss twice, you have to call for help.

Set up in 2020, the medtech company closed a seed round last year, won an Accelerating Commercialisation grant, and is moving towards clinical trials.

“ No matter how far you get along this journey, it is that vision you define in the early days … often that’s something that’s skipped. It’s often seen as ‘fluffy’, … we were lucky as we got forced to do it through accelerators. ” ~ Nik Bappoo.

For more: https://www.veintech.com.au


Startup West is recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Tekkon.

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(1) Feedspot Ranking of Australian Startup podcasts: https://podcasts.feedspot.com/australian_startup_podcasts/