Irish founded start-up Qualio has announced the close of a $11m Series A funding round led by Storm Ventures. 

Qualio said the funding will be used to scale up the company's management software and to continue building a remote-first team.

Founded in 2012, Qualio is the first cloud quality management software for all life sciences companies. It says it gives medical device and pharmaceutical companies a secure and scalable quality management system with the flexibility to support their evolving needs. 

"Customer trust, a key pillar of Qualio's mission, is everything in Life Sciences," said Robert Fenton, Qualio's founder and chief executive.

"Securing this funding during these uncertain times demonstrates the strength of our cloud quality management software, which unites fragmented teams, tools, and data, enabling all life sciences companies to become quality-driven," he said. 

"It also signals our commitment to simplifying complex quality processes so that life-saving products can be brought to market quickly and scaled successfully," he added.

Arun Penmestsa of Storm Ventures will join Qualio's board of directors. 

New investors Sorenson Ventures and the founders of Flatiron Health and Plaid and existing investors MHS Capital and Frontline Ventures all participated in the funding round, the company said.