BrainSpace CEO Caitlin Morse. (LinkedIn Photo)

The news: Five startups jostled for $200,000 in funding in the final round of the Seattle Angel Conference, with new medical device company BrainSpace rising to the top.

The crown: BrainSpace will use the new cash to support development of its automated external ventricular drain, a type of device that relieves pressure in the brain from trauma, stroke or other conditions. The device has “continuous intracranial pressure monitoring supporting remote consults and new discoveries” according to the company’s website. The Bothell, Wash.-based startup has created a working model of the device with $100,000 in self-funding, according to Wesley Johnson, a manager of the conference. The startup declined to provide further details when contacted by GeekWire.

The founders: BrainSpace CTO Stephen Morse is a mechanical engineer who has worked for a variety of companies, including global electrical and manufacturing company Flex. CEO Caitlin Morse was previously a program manager at Flex and is also a co-founder of a small medical device services startup, MorseCode Medical. The pair co-founded BrainSpace this January.

Runners up: The four other finalists were Violett, developing virus-killing air filters; PetHub, which makes electronic tags for pets; Curie, …read more

Source:: GeekWire


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