It’s one thing to say you’re passionate about improving an industry; it’s another to spend years developing a revolutionary product in relative secrecy and to raise millions of dollars in funding in the process.
But this is what EMYLON Business School graduate Hugo de Gentile has done. His company, Willo, is on the verge of releasing a personalised and automated oral hygiene system into the public realm — an innovation he hopes will “bring the best clean to absolutely everyone”.
Willo was set up in 2014 and explained in an off-the-wall blog post, through which de Gentile explained that the company was driven by the need to have a “powerful, positive, durable impact” on the world and “ensure perfect dental health for everyone”.
Before launching the healthtech company, the young entrepreneur from France worked as a data analyst at CMA CGM, and a financial analyst at BNP Paribas. He also advises French entrepreneurs through ‘economic empowerment’ organisation EMicrOcredit.Tags: Dentistry, HealthTech