Aktiia Welcomes New CEO

September 2020

Aktiia is proud to announce a new addition to our team. Michael Kisch has joined as CEO, and will guide the company as we move toward our commercial launch. Mike is a digital health veteran, and has previously been CEO of two successful digital health start-ups. Mike’s prior start-ups have helped people understand and improve their sleep health (Beddr) and to hear better on their own terms (Soundhawk).

Mike’s unique focus is building companies and products that empower people to improve their mental and physical health. His companies have been recognized with awards from Rock Health, The Edison Awards, CNBC Upstart 100, IoT Breakthrough Awards and SXSW Innovation Awards. The Aktiia team is excited to welcome Mike and learn from his experience. Aktiia Co-Founder and COO Mattia Bertschi says, “I am proud of what Aktiia has been able to do so far, and I feel great satisfaction that Mike has joined us to drive the team through our next exciting challenges.”

We are also proud to announce that the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Awards has selected Aktiia as the #2 Medical Technology startup in Switzerland! The judging team recognized Aktiia’s extensive clinical validation, rapid progress toward commercialization, strong investor and market interest, and the real need for our solution. In their words: “The interest is huge, since a third of all adults worldwide suffer from high blood pressure. The investors, which have so far invested CHF 10 million in the start-up based in Neuchâtel and New York, know this too.”

Thank you for your support and interest as we continue to hit our company milestones. Stay tuned as we rapidly approach our market launch, pending regulatory clearances!