Pirouette Medical (YC S21)

Life-saving injections as easy as pushing a button

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Security Type
Technology, Other, Financial Services, Healthcare & Medical
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Portsmouth, NH
Expected Close Date
April 30, 2025
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Key Deal Facts

Backed by Y Combinator & leading VCs including Safar Partners, Liquid 2 Ventures, & Gaingels
Led by 3 rocket scientists from MIT, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, GE, & NASA
18 patents awarded & 7 patents pending– Pirouette owns all IP
Awarded $327K Phase I SBIR grant from NIH & the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Targeting FDA approval & commercialization by 2027
$600B injectable drug delivery market
Forecasting $400M+ in revenue within 5 years (not guaranteed)
93% of surveyed patients (n=918) & 70% of surveyed prescribers (n=258) want to switch to Pirouette

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Conor R. Cullinane, Ph.D. President & CEOEngineering ace & healthcare innovation executive. Former NASA & Mass General. Innovations span rockets, spacesuits, and prosthetics. Clarkson University - Aeronautical Engineering BS. MIT/Harvard Medical School - Medical Engineering & Medical Physics PhD, Elijah KapasCTOAuto-injector tech genius. Expertise in FDA regulation and intellectual property strategy. Managed $2M budget at Bechtel, global engineering & construction company. Former GE Manufacturing Engineer. Clarkson University - Mechanical & Civil Engineering BS, Matthew KaneCOOOperations Guru. Leader in quality systems, operations, & FDA regulatory strategy. Clarkson University - Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering BS. University of Notre Dame - Aerospace Engineering MSc, Surbhi SarnaInvestor & AdvisorHealthcare partner at Y-Combinator. Medical device & pharmaceutical industry experience. Founder of nVision, acquired by Boston Scientific for $270M. Board Director at Penumbra Medical, Biora, Omniscient Neurotechnology, YourChoice Therapeutic, & AOA, Parinaz MotemedyInvestor, Board MemberPartner at Safar Partners ($800M AUM). Previously led investments for AccorHotels, Europe’s #1 largest hospitality company. Former Blackstone ($1T AUM). Harvard University - Philosophy BA
Amount Raised : $5,856,175
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