Deep pockets and lengthy timescales

Martin Frost, CEO and co-founder of CMR Surgical, joins us this week. Martin is passionate about supporting technology based start-ups that make a difference in people’s lives, and has great experience raising venture and company development.

In this podcast, he talks about his early corporate life licensing breakthrough tech and how this led him into entrepreneurship. He co-founded Red Cloud, a mobile money platform, which has transformed the lives of millions of people in emerging markets. Martin continues to transform lives with CMR’s robotic surgical solutions based in Cambridge. He has his sights set firmly on the global market with the new robotic platform, Versius.

Martin’s honest insights into the needs of an entrepreneur are not only engaging, but are straightforward and hugely valuable too.

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Martin is CEO and one of the founders of CMR Surgical, the British medical devices company that recently revealed the new surgical robotic platform, Versius, which it aims to bring to the market shortly.  Versius has been designed to extend the benefits of minimal access surgery to millions of people worldwide and to transform the way we think about surgery.

In June CMR Surgical announced the completion of the largest ever Series B financing of a private European devices start-up. The company has doubled in size in the past year, employing over 250 people, and continues to grow at an unprecedented rate.

Prior to CMR, Martin was with Group CEO at Sagentia. Over the last 20 years and prior to CMR Martin has been involved in numerous start-ups, both spun out of Sagentia and on his own account.

Martin graduated from Cambridge University and is a trustee of the Peek Vision Foundation.

Produced by Mark Cotton, Twitter.

Podcast links:


CMR Surgical

Peek Vision Foundation

Martin Frost, CEO at CMR Surgical, talks about the Versius surgical robotic system and how it will help deliver greater access to minimal access surgery to more patients around the world.

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