1:27 – Becoming an entrepreneur after an impressive student CV
8:48 – Discovering the vet market
19:47 – Convincing investors about your hardware tech
25:45 – Winning American clients remotely
31:19 – The trickiness of raising Swiss funds
Dr. Dorina Thiess is the CEO and co-founder of Piavita AG, a medtech startup that develops and distributes digital veterinary diagnostic systems. Previously, Dorina worked for the innovation team at BHS in Munich and in the US while completing her doctorate in entrepreneurship at the University of St. Gallen, where she also served as the Managing Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship. She started Piavita in 2016 together with her partner Sascha Bührle. Within three years Piavita has grown to over 30 employees and has obtained financing from renowned investors, among them Fyrefly Venture Partners and Investire.