Health Technology Sector Overview – Q1 2019

This blog post examines the different components of the health technology ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Digital Medical Devices is The Largest Health Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 2,334 health technology startups into 22 categories. They have raised $88B from 3,843 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Health Technology Logo Map
Health Technology Logo Map

We see that Digital Medical Devices is the largest category with 324 companies. These companies build IT-enabled medical and diagnostic devices for doctors. These devices include detection equipment, monitoring equipment, and surgical tools. Some example companies include Signostics, MediBeacon, Stimwave, and AliveCor.

Let’s now look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out the funding and maturity of these categories in relation to one another.

The Pioneers Quadrant Has the Most Health Technology Categories

Our Innovation Quadrant divides the health technology categories into four different quadrants.

Health Technology Innovation Quadrant
Health Technology Innovation Quadrant

We see that the Pioneers quadrant has the most number of health technology categories at 13, accounting for 59% of all health technology categories. The EHR/EMR category has the highest average age, and the Genomics category has the highest average funding. On the other hand, the Fitness Apps and the Gamification categories are low on both average funding and age.

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Health Technology Exit Activity Dipped in 2018

As we make our way through Q1 of 2019, let’s look back on 2018 and analyze how exit activity for health technology compares to previous years. The graphic below shows total annual health technology exit events over time.

Health Tech Exits Over Time
Health Tech Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 saw a drop in health technology exit activity compared to the previous year. The 67 exit events in 2018 represent a 9% decrease from the 74 exit events in 2017, which was the highest year on record for exit activity. However, health technology exits are still on a general upward trend, with a 5-year CAGR of 25% from 2013 to 2018. Some of the exit events in 2018 include AveXis’s acquisition by Novartis for $8.7B, Flatiron Health’s acquisition by Roche for $1.9B, and PillPack’s acquisition by Amazon for $1B.

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Health Technology Investors With the Most Activity

The health technology industry has seen $84B in total all time funding. Let’s analyze the investors financing the health technology sector and identify the most active firms.

The graphic below highlights health technology investors based on the number of investments made in the sector. If an investor participates in two investment rounds in the same company (such as a Series A and Series B), that would qualify as two investments for this analysis.

Health Technology Investors with Most Investments
Health Technology Investors with Most Investments

As the graphic demonstrates, New Enterprise Associates has made the most bets in the health technology sector with 88 investments. Khosla Ventures follows with 80 investments. Examples of companies that New Enterprise Associates has invested in include Bright Health, Paladina Health, 23andMe, and Collective Health. The two CVCs rounding out the list include GE Ventures and GV.

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Health Technology Funding Hails Record Year in 2018

Now that 2018 is complete, let’s examine how funding in health technology compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual health technology funding amounts over time.

Health Technology Funding Over Time
Health Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 experienced the highest health technology funding on record at $17.2B. It constitutes a slight 1% increase from the previous year’s funding. Some of the largest funding events in 2018 include a $550M round for Peloton, a $500M round for WeDoctor, a $500M round for Moderna Therapeutics, and a $375M round for Oscar Health. Over the past 5 years, health technology funding grew at a CAGR of 35%. It’ll be interesting to see if its funding will dip in 2019 or reach even higher levels.

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Health Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the health technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Health Technology Sector Overview – Q1 2019

This blog post examines the different components of the health technology ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Digital Medical Devices Is the Largest Health Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 2250 health technology startups into 22 categories that have raised $81 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Health Technology Sector Map

We see that Digital Medical Devices is the largest category with 307 companies. These companies build IT-enabled medical and diagnostic devices for doctors. These devices include detection equipment, monitoring equipment, and surgical tools. Some example companies include Signostics, MediBeacon, Stimwave, and AliveCor.

Let’s now look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out the funding and maturity of these categories in relation to one another.

The Pioneers Quadrant Has the Most Health Technology Categories

Our Innovation Quadrant divides the health technology categories into four different quadrants.

Health Technology Innovation Quadrant
Health Technology Innovation Quadrant

We see that the Pioneers quadrant has the most health technology categories with 10. These categories are in the earlier stages of funding and maturity. The Established quadrant has 7 categories that have reached maturity with less-than-average financing. The Disruptors quadrant contains 4 categories that have acquired significant financing at a young age. The Heavyweights quadrant contains one category, Healthcare Robotics. This category has reached maturity with significant financing.

Conclusion: The Digital Medical Devices Category Leads Health Technology

As the analysis above demonstrates, the Digital Medical Devices category leads health technology in total companies. We’ll see what’s in store for the health technology landscape in the new year!

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IoT Fitness and Digital Medical Devices Lead Health Technology Funding

We previously highlighted that health technology funding had the highest quarter on record in Q3 2018. This blog post will take a closer look at the funding trends within the individual health technology categories. Per our analysis, we notice two key takeaways:

  • The IoT Fitness category leads the sector in Q3 funding
  • The Digital Medical Devices category leads the sector in all-time funding

We’ll highlight these takeaways with some graphics and discussions below.

The IoT Fitness Category Leads Health Technology In Q3 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter per category within health technology.

Health Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding
Health Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the IoT Fitness category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $0.9B. The Digital Medical Devices category follows in the second place with $0.8B.

IoT Fitness companies create connected devices that track fitness and exercise metrics. Such devices include healthy eating trackers, exercise tracking wristbands, and smartphone-controlled shoes. Some example companies in this category include Moov, Sensoria, Striiv, and Atlas Wearables.

Let’s now investigate how the healthtech categories’ funding compare with each other historically.

The Digital Medical Devices Category Leads the Sector in All-Time Funding

The graph below shows the all-time funding for the various health technology categories. The Q3 funding and growth rates of these categories are also highlighted.

Health Technology Total Category Funding
Health Technology Total Category Funding

As the bar graph indicates, the Digital Medical Devices category leads health technology in total funding at $15B. The Genomics category follows in the second place with $13B in total funding.

Digital Medical Device companies build IT-enabled medical and diagnostic devices for doctors. These devices include detection equipment, monitoring equipment, and surgical tools. Some example companies are Signostics, MediBeacon, Stimwave, and AliveCor.

In summary, the IoT Fitness category leads health technology in Q3 funding. The Digital Medical Devices category leads the sector in total funding.

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