Castellano brings 20 years of experience in Medtech, in particular in Cardiovascular, having held corporate senior positions at Sorin (now Livanova) and CID Cardiovascular (now Alvimedica). By leading strategic marketing, business development, clinical, quality and regulatory departments, she developed and brought innovative cardiovascular technologies to the market.
In the last year, as CEO of an advisory firm, she has developed a strong experience in the medtech startup world, successfully raising over €15m in venture capital funding for European and Israeli innovative medical technology companies.
Co-founded by Alessio Beverina, Fabrizio Landi and Diana Saraceni, Panakès Partners invests in med tech, early stage startups and SMEs in Europe and Israel. Investment focus in on medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT fields.
The firm announced the first closing of its maiden fund a few weeks ago.