GenePlanet has been recognised as the Best Biotech Startup in the whole Central and Eastern Europe region. The Central European Startup Awards – the official CEE circuit for Global Startup Awards, the world’s biggest independent startup ecosystem competition – announced last night its annual winners in 15 categories.
This year the winners have been selected from over 3,500 nominations, and during the selection process, more than 40,000 individual public voters supported the finalists.
The award ceremony took place yesterday, October 24th, in Warsaw, Poland, at the magnificent Palace of Culture and Science. Matjaž Petrovič, GenePlanet’s Director of Sales, who received the trophy, said: “I’m extremely honoured that GenePlanet is the winner as the Best Biotech Startup at this important competition. For us, this recognition confirms that our company is on the right path to deliver preventive solutions globally to improve people’s health”. He also emphasised that without GenePlanet’s employees and partners, this award wouldn’t be possible.
GenePlanet is specialised in genetic testing and related advanced molecular techniques and recognised for offering personalised DNA analyses. By being R&D oriented, the company constantly strives for new discoveries that enables it to provide its clients with the latest and best products developed from its in-house research and development. Through its successful flagship brand NutriFit – with an overall satisfaction rate of 4.62 (out of 5) – GenePlanet has emerged to become one of the most important players in the field of Nutrigenomics where it has developed a wide-ranged client base across different industries – healthcare, wellness and the insurance sector.
It was established in 2008 in Slovenia by Marko Bitenc, a Silicon Valley Singularity University alumnum, and it closed earlier this year an EUR 10m equity deal in exchange for a qualified minority stake with Zurich-based JF Investments AG.