Article source: Simon Malpas, University of Auckland Business School
Dr Simon Malpas, the CEO and founder of Kitea Health and Professor of Physiology and Bioengineering at Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland, recently shared his insights on raising capital and emphasised the importance of investing in innovation for New Zealand’s economic growth and resilience.
Dr Malpas’ entrepreneurial journey began in 2003 and 2004 when he participated in the Velocity entrepreneurship development programme delivered through the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). A serial entrepreneur, he is currently focused on his latest venture, Kitea Health Ltd, which has created a ground-breaking implantable pressure-sensing device. This device has the potential to improve the lives of millions of patients worldwide who suffer from hydrocephalus or chronic heart conditions.