Healthcare start up Staels Design has just closed a £100k seed round of investment for their innovative new cooling back-rest cushion for wheelchairs, the wheelAIR.
The company was targeted for investment by six high net worth individuals who span the UK and include an Invictus games star and an Occupational Therapist.
The latter commented, “I think that wheelAIR is an excellent and exciting product that will improve the lives of many wheelchair users. I feel this was a great opportunity to be able to invest as I believe the company will develop and grow rapidly over the next few years.”
The money will allow the wheelAIR team to expand as well as further drive their sales and marketing efforts.
Corien Staels, CEO of the company, says, “The first round of investment is always a bit special. Some of our investors have been following our progress for over a year, others we were introduced to more recently. To have these early wheelAIR believers also back us financially is hugely rewarding.”