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PRESS RELEASE: German healthcare investor SHS and Dutch Rubio Impact Ventures invest EUR5 million in Incision for international expansion and new services for its surgical platform

05/27/2021 | 02:02am EDT
DGAP-News: SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement mbH / Key word(s): Investment/Financing 
German healthcare investor SHS and Dutch Rubio Impact Ventures invest EUR5 million in Incision for international 
expansion and new services for its surgical platform 
2021-05-27 / 08:00 
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 
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German healthcare investor SHS and Dutch Rubio Impact Ventures invest EUR5 million in Incision for international 
expansion and new services for its surgical platform 
  . Incision is rapidly expanding its platform for surgical performance and online training 
  . The German SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement mbH and investor Rubio Impact Ventures from Amsterdam 
    provide 5 million euros for the expansion of Incision Group's international business 
  . Operating room staff and surgical residents from over 200 hospitals in more than 18 countries now use the Incision 
    platform 
Amsterdam/Tübingen, 27th May 2021 
On its way to becoming the world's leading surgical performance platform, Incision is raising five million euros in 
capital in its series A. The new investors, the healthcare investor SHS from Tübingen, Germany and Rubio Impact 
Ventures from Amsterdam, see their commitment to specifically support the development of new services and the expansion 
of Incision's international business. 
 
Incision's platform provides learning and performance support for the full OR Team 
Surgery makes up a large part of hospital budgets, but clinical outcomes and efficiency vary significantly between 
clinics. It is a challenging area to improve due to the limited level of standardization, variances in surgical 
execution, and lack of process support tools. Incision's goal is to connect 10,000 clinics and improve 100 million 
operations per year. To achieve this, Incision is building a platform for surgical knowledge, supporting surgical 
performance and training so all clinics can achieve results at par with the top clinics in the world. Incision is 
currently active in 18 countries worldwide, serving over 200 hospital clients. 
"We are working closely with our hospital clients worldwide to grow the Incision platform. We are launching new 
products with them to boost the performance of their surgical teams and adding new users every day. We are very excited 
to have SHS & Rubio on-board as growth investors so we can accelerate our international rollout and move faster towards 
our goal to connect 10,000 clinics with our platform", says Incision CEO Ritsaart van Montfrans. 
"At SHS we have been actively following the trends in the OR and evaluating a range of investment opportunities. We 
believe that Incision's experienced team, its product offering, and strategy are the right ingredients to build a 
European Healthcare champion", says David Wehner, Senior Investment Manager at German MedTech investor SHS. And SHS 
partner Dr. André Zimmermann adds: "Incision fits perfect with our investment strategy of supporting European growth 
companies in the healthcare sector with our SHS industry expertise and long-standing network." 
"We are excited to back the stellar Dutch team at Incision on their mission to optimize performance in the OR and 
reduce surgical complications. Their impact is already global in nature, and is set to scale up to 10,000 clinics 
worldwide", says Eske Scavenius, Investment Director at Rubio Impact Ventures. 
With its next wave of expansion to the UK, Scandinavia, Belgium and the Middle East, Incision will be growing its 
international footprint further. Also, a number of features will be launched, enriching the platform with new learning 
materials, effective workflows, and sharing of best practices to improve on-the-job performance of individuals and 
teams. 
About Incision 
Incision is a platform for surgical performance and online training, founded in 2014 in Amsterdam by Prof. Dr. Theo 
Wiggers and various other entrepreneurial professionals, on a mission to improve surgical care. Their team of medical 
doctors and business professionals believes in sharing surgical skills and making high-quality surgical knowledge 
accessible to everyone. 
Further information: www.incision.care 
Press contact: Kim Taylor, taylor@incision.care 
About Rubio Impact Ventures 
Rubio Impact Ventures, formerly known as Social Impact Ventures, is an investment company based in Amsterdam. They 
support promising entrepreneurs, primarily in the Netherlands and NW EU, with growth capital and proven business tools 
to reach their full potential and enable them to achieve systemic change. Their investment is targeted towards 3 
thematic areas: circular solutions, healthy living and people power. 
Further information: www.rubio.vc 
Press contact: info@rubio.vc 
About SHS 
SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement is based in Tuebingen, Germany, and invests in medical technology and life 
science companies with a focus on expansion financing, changes in shareholder structures and successor situations. SHS 
holds minority as well as majority interests. The company was founded in 1993 and has since gained extensive experience 
as an industry investor which supports the growth of its portfolio companies through a network of partnerships 
regarding the introduction of new products, regulatory issues or entering new markets. The SHS fund's European based 
investors include pension funds, strategic investors, funds of funds, family offices, entrepreneurs and the SHS 
management team. The AIFM-registered company invests up to EUR30 million in equity capital and volumes exceeding this 
amount are implemented with a network of co-investors. SHS is currently investing from its fifth fund which received 
capital commitments of more than EUR130 million. 
Further information: http://www.shs-capital.eu/en/ 
Press contact: cc@shs-capital.eu 
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