Meet Michael Atar, The Swiss Investor On A Medtech Mission

Of all the technology sector investors on the search for the next big thing, Professor Michael Atar has one of the most unconventional backgrounds. Swiss-born Atar has backed a series of medical technology businesses since establishing links with Silicon Valley around five years ago, but is better-known in a different world for his award-winning dentistry career; and today he is training as a psychologist with a particular interest in parent-children relations.

Growing up in the early nineties, Atar was torn between two very different life pursuits. “I grew up in a household where both science and the arts were very important,” he recalls. “From an early age I knew I

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