Former special advisor to Emmanuel Macron, Ismaël Emélien has teamed with Paul Dupuy to create Zoī, a deeptech venture for which they have raised a record seed round of 20M€. Zoī, which means «life» in modern Greek, is a name in line with the project’s dimension, sitting at the intersection of medicine and wellbeing.
By combining data science with behavioral sciences by the mean of a deeptech proprietary system, Zoī will make preventive medicine a concrete reality. Starting with a 360° physical check-up of its members, Zoī will provide them with personalized and actionable insights, giving them the keys to drastically improve their quality of life, immediately and for the long run.
The seed round, only subscribed by prominent individual investors, is led by Stéphane Bancel (CEO of Moderna) and Jean-Claude Marian (founder of Orpea, a leading European healthcare real-estate company). Investors also present at the round table include Xavier Niel, Rodolphe Saadé, Hassanein Hiridjee, Jean-Marie Messier, Jean Moueix, Emmanuel Goldstein and Patrick Levy-Waitz.
Zoī’s founding team came together in Fall 2021 and is made up of Chief Scientific Advisor Dr Claude Dalle, a world-renowned expert in preventive health, CTO Cédric Carbone, a French pioneer of data science and former CTO of Talend and Ogury, and CPO Fabrice Bonan, co-founder of unicorn Talend, which he brought to IPO on the Nasdaq in 2016.
Co-lead investor Stéphane Bancel said: "In full continuity with the very high-impact entrepreneurial approach that I have always sought, I found in Zoī a missing keystone in reaching a truly preventive health system, which requires a holistic experience, both digital and physical, integrating new medical discoveries."
Co-lead investor Jean-Claude Marian said: "As a doctor, founder and former head of a large group of health facilities, I was very sensitive to the innovative and medically advanced dimensions of Zoī and its team, and particularly to its multifaceted approach, that includes the opening of one-of-a-kind locations, to further optimize preventive medicine, medicine of the future."
CEO Ismaël Emélien said: "This important fundraising is aligned with our very large ambition. We seek to complete our team, which already brings together some of the world’s best specialists in their respective fields. If you share our will to push the most important and exciting frontier of all, that of personalized preventive medicine, join us on zoi.com!"
Zoī will open its first location at the end of 2022. Pre-registration and additional information available at: www.zoi.com.
Zoī is a deeptech project at the intersection of medicine and wellbeing, created byIsmaël Emélien and Paul Dupuy, who have recently announced a 20M€ seed round fundraising from leading investors in January 2022. By combining data science with behavioral sciences and leveraging a 360° physical check-up of its members, Zoīwill provide them with personalized and actionable insights, giving them the keys to drastically improve their quality of life. Pre-registration and additional information available at: www.zoi.com.
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