James SomaurooFounding Partner at HS Accelerator
James is a Founding Partner at HS. - an accelerator and fund that builds, scales and invests in the best healthtech startups to tackle global health problems. He also contributes to Forbes on UK healthtech and innovation and has guest lectured at UCL on healthcare entrepreneurship.
James is an anaesthetics and intensive care doctor by background and practiced clinically for 5 years. Before founding HS., he directed an accelerator focused on market access to the NHS. He oversaw 61 startups raise £30m, achieve 50 pilots and contracts and save an estimated £48m to the health service. Prior to running healthtech accelerators, James worked at Health Education England, NHS England and the BMJ in innovation roles. James also has a postgraduate diploma in education, has advised on numerous Quality Improvement Projects, presented internationally and won the Merit Award for Outstanding Leadership during his clinical training.