top of page

Serge Kinkingnéhun, co-founder and CEO

Serge Kinkingnéhun founded EyeBrain, his first medical device start-up, in 2008 while working as a neuroimaging and cognitive science research engineer at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital (Paris, France). After selling EyeBrain, he worked on identifying innovative solutions and implementing value-creation strategies for medical technologies at the Paris Brain Institute.


It was during this period that he met Dr. Valéry Trosini-Désert. Having supported her initial start-up project, he is now working alongside her at Hephaï as CEO. 

Serge is also a start-up mentor, working directly with start-ups or via organizations including Imperial College, EIT Health, Matrice, Wilco and Creative Valley.


He also serves as the medtech expert for financing bodies such as Bpifrance, Wilco and Institut Curie. 

He was appointed as an advisor for the promotion and development of research in France by the Prime Minister’s General Investment Secretariat. 

bottom of page