Health Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q2 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Health Technology sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Health Technology Companies Founded by Year
Health Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Health Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 253 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 200 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1896 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $43.6B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

Health Technology Funding Trends – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Health Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Health Tech Funding by Year Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Health Technology startups for each year. 2015 has the most funding to day, at around $8.5B. 2014 and 2016 come in after at $8B in funding.

Health Technology Funding by Vintage Year Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Health Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2013 have raised the most funding at just under $4.5B.

We are currently tracking 1,885 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $43 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology report.

Health Technology Funding by Round – Q2 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Health Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

Health Technology Funding Amount by Round
Health Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2015 and declining slightly thereafter. Earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) make up a larger share of the total amount.

Health Technology Funding Count by Round
Health Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2014 and declined slightly thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts.

We are currently tracking 1876 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $41.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

Health Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q2 2017

The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Health Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

Health Technology Q2 2017 Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Health Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. R Ventures and HCA are two of the top investors, followed by players such as NEA, GE Ventures, and Khosla Ventures.

We are currently tracking 1,864 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $42 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

Health Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q1 2017

Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Health Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

We are currently tracking 1,863 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

Health Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q1 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Health Technology startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through April 2017.

Health Technology Logo Map Q1 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 22 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Health Technology Q1 2017 Innovation Qudrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Health Technology categories and how they compare with one another.

  • Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Health Technology categories are as follows

Clinical Administration and Backend: Companies that help foster management of healthcare-related administrative tasks. Examples include scheduling, patient transfers, billing, and compliance.

Digital Medical Devices & Diagnostics: Companies that manufacture a new generation of IT-enabled medical devices and diagnostic tools for use by doctors and other clinical staff. Examples include tools for use in surgery, monitoring equipment, and detection equipment.

Doctor and Healthcare Service Search: Services that help patients find the right healthcare solutions. Examples include services to search for doctors, healthcare plans, and specialized healthcare.

Doctor Network and Resources: Social services that allow doctors to connect with each other to gain insights and discuss their experiences and expertise. Examples include platforms that allow collaboration across hospitals and social networks that identify and share best practices.

Electronic Health/Medical Records: Services that create and manage EHR/EMR (Electronic Health/Medical Records) to improve efficiency and effectiveness of medical practices. Examples include platforms that provide electronic medical charts, schedules, prescription tracking, and referral letters.

Gamification of Health: Application of game elements to promote behavior-changing health and wellness. Examples include gamification solutions for healthy eating and fitness.

Genomics and Personalized Medicine: Companies that utilize human genome data for analytics and disease prevention. Examples include disease-specific genetic testing, more cost-efficient analytic solutions for healthcare providers, and consumer personalized reports.

Healthcare Marketing and Campaign Management: Services for hospitals, insurance agencies, and other healthcare services to identify and target potential customers. Examples include health care specific CRM platforms.

Healthcare Mobile Communications/Messaging: Mobile communications services dedicated for hospital use by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Examples include secure messaging for doctors, care transition notifications, and shareable notes amongst professionals.

Healthcare Robotics: Companies that create robotics solutions for healthcare. Examples include companies that create robotic prosthetics and robotics solutions for remote patient treatment.

Health Insurance and Payments: Health insurance exchanges, benefits, and patient payment management platforms that focus on providing more efficient workflow and greater transparency. Examples include health insurance marketplaces and platforms to manage and automate health benefits.

IoT Fitness: Companies that create connected devices that track fitness and exercise metrics. Examples include healthy eating trackers, exercise tracking wristbands, and smartphone-controlled shoes.

IoT Health Care: Companies that create connected devices that track health metrics or help improve health well-being. Examples include breathing mobile games, sleep trackers, and pain relief wearables.

Medical Big Data: Big data and analytics for medical applications. Examples include data management, solutions to normalize and link data across different systems, and predictive analytics.

Mobile Fitness/Health Apps: Mobile apps that focus on health and general wellbeing. Examples include apps that keep track of fitness activities, provide structured fitness routines, and provide mindfulness exercises.

Nutrition Innovations: Companies that provide nutrition information, healthy lifestyle plans, and healthy food delivery.

Online Health Communities: Social services among patient groups and medical professionals. Examples include online communities that connect similarly situated patients and platforms where doctors provide generalized medical information.

Online Health Destination Sites: Websites providing health-related information and resources. Examples include symptom checklists, drug information, and resources that discuss more specific issues.

Patient Engagement and Education: Services and platforms that better inform patients about modern medical practices and treatments. Examples include in-hospital multimedia systems and patient relationship management services.

Population Health Management: Services that help manage and analyze patient data across groups of people to create actionable insights for healthcare providers. Examples include population data management, coordinated care across populations, and streamlined reporting on individuals.

Remote Monitoring and Family Care Management: Services that allow families and medical professionals to monitor and manage those in care. Examples include services that provide caregivers to senior citizens as well as alert systems for in-home care.

teleHealth: Services that allow remote treatment and/or consultation between doctors and patients. Examples include solutions that allow patients to video conference their healthcare professionals and/or text/SMS/email for treatment.

We are currently tracking 1,847 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology startup market report.

Health Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Health Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

Exit Activity by Category in Health Tech
Exit Activity by Category in Health Tech

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Health Technology category. The Clinical Administration/Backend category leads the sector with 12 IPOs and 14 acquisitions. The Electronic Health/Medical Records category follows behind with 8 IPOs and 9 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Health Tech
Exit Activity by Year in Health Tech

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Health Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 40 acquisitions and 2 IPOs, with 2015 following behind with 27 acquisitions and 7 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1839 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $40.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.