Founder of Bambi Medical receives special award from the King of the Netherlands

Founder of Bambi Medical receives special award from the King of the Netherlands

Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Bambi Medical became "Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw" (Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion) last Thursday. Sidarto received this award for his achievements throughout his career as a neonatologist. In particular, for reducing mortality rate of premature babies with his work and establishing the start-up Bambi Medical, which he hopes will become of great importance worldwide for the development of pre-terms.


Royal awards are granted by the Dutch King annually on the occasion of King's Day. In total 2906 honours were granted this year. Sidarto received a very rare award, only 18 people were granted this year with "Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw".

The entire Bambi team proudly congratulates Sidarto with this very special honour and wishes him success in his future work for premature babies!

Bambi Medical in the focus of High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Bambi Medical in the focus of High Tech Campus Eindhoven

After a series of news articles following closure of our funding round with EUR 4 million High Tech Campus Eindhoven makes a video about Bambi Medical. 

How and why the company was founded? What do we develop and for whom? We are we now? You will find answers on all these and other questions in the video here

 Bambi Medical raises EUR 4 million from private investors

Bambi Medical raises EUR 4 million from private investors

Bambi Medical closed a financing round of EUR 4 million with private investors. This brings company's total funding to date to EUR 4.5 million. The company will use the investment to finalize product development, conduct clinical trials and bring the Bambi Belt Solution to the market.

“Fund raising can take up lots of time from a start-up company, I am happy that we have successfully closed the financing round and can now focus again on our two priorities, product development and business development” said Fabio Bambang Oetomo, CEO and founder of the company.

Bambi Medical raised the amount from a number of Dutch private investors. “This type of funding by private investors is pretty unique for the Netherlands. Normally a round of this size would be raised with Venture Capitalists and regional development companies” stated Bambang Oetomo and added “This is more like how companies in Silicon Valley are often financed. Being able to do this here in the Netherlands makes us very proud.”

Main motivator for investors to invest in Bambi Medical was the combination of making an investment with a high impact and at the same time have the expectation of a good financial return. In addition to this the experienced team and strong Supervisory Board give confidence to our investors, said Bambang Oetomo.

Bambi Medical has already received lots of interest from hospitals. More than 20 hospitals from all over Europe and Asia signed LOI’s with the intention to participate in clinical trials and buy the Bambi Belt Solution once available on the market.

The Bambi Belt Solution was exhibited at the Gravens Conference

The Bambi Belt Solution was exhibited at the Gravens Conference

The Bambi Belt Solution was exhibited at the Gravens Conference, which focuses on the environment of care for high risk newborns in collaboration with March of Dimes. The exhibition of our solution at this conference was an equally important and interesting experience for Bambi Medical. This was the first time that we presented our product in the United States and we were interested to get feedback from neonatologists and NICU nurses from across the Atlantic. We were very happy when they liked our product. It was also very important for us that the Bambi Belt Solution received lots of attention and was even discussed at the workshop - "NICU design trends and next big ideas." The workshop provided us with lots of interesting and useful insights that we will surely take into account for the Bambi Belt Solution. 

Bambi Medical receives a grant from the Dutch government

Bambi Medical receives a grant from the Dutch government

We are happy to announce that Bambi Medical together with our development partner ItoM Medical received a grant from the Dutch government - (MIT-R&D-samenwerkingsproject), for the development of the Bambi Belt Solution! We are very excited with this news and with the fact that the Dutch government wants to support our product development that will make babies lives happier from day one!

We were supported by our subsidy advisor PNO in writing this application, and we would like to hereby thank them for this!

Bambi Medical was an exhibitor at MEDICA

Bambi Medical was an exhibitor at MEDICA

Two years in a row Bambi Medical was an exhibitor at MEDICA, the largest trade fair for medical devices industry. The company exhibited Sensor Module, one of the working prototypes of the Bambi Belt System. During the live demo Bambi Medical demonstrated that Sensor Module can catch vital signs and transmit them wirelessly to the monitor. Both - the Bambi Belt System concept and the live demo with the strong ECG and respiration signal shown on the monitor, were met with excitement at MEDICA. This resulted in big interest especially from distributors from all over the world. They are looking forward to distribute the Bambi Belt Solution once it is available on the market in 2019. 

 The Bambi Medical booth was full of interested people all the time. 

The Bambi Medical booth was full of interested people all the time. 

Bambi Medical is the winner of the Gerard and Anton Award

Bambi Medical is the winner of the Gerard and Anton Award

Bambi Medical is among 10 Dutch start-ups that won Gerard and Anton Award at the Ten New Start-up to Watch event! The jury were evaluating start-ups based on the growth potential in the near future. Decision to grant the award to the nominated start-ups means that selected ten startups are expected to make big steps in the next year and therefore are “to be watched”.

Top Ten Start-up to Watch event is a yearly event established four years ago, where ten most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region are announced. The award is named after the two brothers, Gerard and Anton that founded Philips at the end of the nineteenth century.

Congratulations to all the winners of the award! Complete list of the winners you can see here

 The CEO of Bambi Medical, Fabio Bambang Oetomo, is accepting the Gerard and Anton Award

The CEO of Bambi Medical, Fabio Bambang Oetomo, is accepting the Gerard and Anton Award

Bambi Medical establishes a supervisory board

Bambi Medical establishes a supervisory board

Bambi Medical is proud to announce the installation of a supervisory board consisting of highly experienced professionals with a diverse background! The supervisory board members have extensive experience in company development, both for early start ups as well as big corporates. They will supervise our activities and give advice/guidance on all aspects of the company. The members of the supervisory board are: Daniel Schobben, an Executive Consultant at Techdysis; Frits van Hout, an Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer at ASML and Hans Kaufmann, former CEO of Norit.

Daniel, the chairman for the supervisory board, is an entrepreneur with a vast operational experience. He has a strong track record in raising venture capital and non-dilutive funds (€45M+). Previously he founded multiple high-tech startups, and coached other startups during their founding and initial growth phase. He managed a large corporate venture portfolio, evaluated equity participations and performed due diligences to support mergers and acquisitions. 

Frits rejoined ASML in early 2001 as a Vice President Customer Support, having previously been with the company from its founding in 1984 through 1992. In this period he has held several positions in engineering, program management and sales. In 2008, he was appointed as an Executive Vice President Integral Efficiency and was appointed as a member of ASML's Board of Management in 2009. 

Frits is also a member of the Board of the Stichting Brainport, the Eindhoven Region Economic Development Board. 

Hans held financial management positions at Pakhoed (Royal Vopak), Holec and Verenigde Bedrijven Bredero and general management positions at Norit and Nyloplast (Hydratic Industries). He served as an interim manager for Van Berkel Patent and AVR (Van Gansewinkel). He is a certified coach. His specific skills are in the field of company development, restructuring and the coaching of management teams.

Hans is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Emotional Brain, a pharmaceutical company.

The Bambi-Belt exhibited at Computex Taipei

The Bambi-Belt exhibited at Computex Taipei

We are proud that the Bambi-Belt was exhibited at one of the largest computer and technology trade shows in the world - Computex Taipei . At the trade show we gave a presentation in front of a broad public of Taiwanese ICT companies, Venture Capitalists and Taiwanese government & research institutes. This, of course,  gave us lots of exposure and chance to meet the right business partners! 

From Singapore to Taiwan - Bambi Medical at Garage+ incubator program

From Singapore to Taiwan - Bambi Medical at Garage+ incubator program

Bambi Medical was invited to participate in a special incubator program, Garage+ in Taiwan, focused on MedTech start-ups. We are proud to be one of the 22 start-ups globally that were selected to participate in this program. CEO of Bambi Medical, Fabio Bambang Oetomo and CTO, Avinash Kale, had various interesting and productive meetings with relevant for us manufacturing companies and investors. The program also helped us in setting up contacts with hospitals and doctors in the neonatal market that we want to address. 

 CTO of Bambi Medical, Avinash Kale presenting the Bambi-Belt at the Garage+ program

CTO of Bambi Medical, Avinash Kale presenting the Bambi-Belt at the Garage+ program

Bambi Medical at Dutch Technology Week

Bambi Medical at Dutch Technology Week

On 20th of May Bambi Medical took part in Dutch Technology Week together with start-ups based at HighTexhXL Plaza.  During the day visitors had an opportunity to be introduced to the broad range of innovative technologies - ranging from medical technology, 3D printing and mobility facilities.

The Bambi Medical team members explained to interested visitors how pain and stress can be eliminated in premature babies with the help of the Bambi-Belt. The audience among which were parents of former premature babies liked the idea.  Many of them gave us a feedback that it will be a big milestone in the premature baby care, that will ease situation both for the baby and parents. 

 The Bambi team presenting the Bambi-Belt to interested visitors 

The Bambi team presenting the Bambi-Belt to interested visitors