Saturday October 24, 2020

We can rebuild . . . Fastform heals itself with US funding

Faced with ``low investor confidence'' at home, Sheehan decided to head to America - his core target market - to find funding for the venture.

5th October, 2013
Donal Sheehan, managing director, Fastform Research. Recession sent Sheehan and his company to America for investment. Picture: Patrick Browne

The onslaught of the recession sent engineer Donal Sheehan to the US in 2009 to find funding for his Waterford-based life science venture, FastForm.

Though Sheehan had established the company six years earlier, he was barely on the cusp of bringing FastForm's range of patented orthopaedic casts, splints and braces to market when the shrinking economy forced him to batten down the hatches.

Faced with ``low investor confidence'' at home, Sheehan decided to head to America...

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