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.

Venture Investing in Health Technology – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Health Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

Health Technology Q1 2017 Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Health Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Digital Medical Devices category takes the lead in total funding at over $4.5B. The Hot Health Care category leads in company count, with around 190 startups.

Health Technology Q1 2017 Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Health Technology category. The Health Insurance/Payments category leads the sector with around $70M in average funding per company, followed by the Online Health Destinations and Genomics/Personalized Medicine categories.

We are currently tracking 1,829 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $41B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

Where in the world are Health Technology startups? Q1 2017

The analyses below summarize where Health Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Health Tech Company Count by Country Q1 2017

The above map shows the number of Health Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1100 companies.

Health Tech VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Health Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $26B.

We are currently tracking 1,785 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $40B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

Health Technology Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Health Technology funding activity. The graphics include data through early October 2016.

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The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Health Technology startups for each year. 2015 is the best year with just over $7B in funding. 2014 comes in at second place at around $6B in funding.

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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 $4B, followed by those founded in 2011 which have raised about $2.5B.

We are currently tracking 1,687 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $38 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology report and database.

Health Technology Funding by Type – Q1 2017

The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Health Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

Health Technology Funding Amount by Type

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. From 2006 to 2015, we saw a general increase in all the different types. There has been a decrease in overall funding in 2016, and Series A, Series B, and Series C funding events make up the majority of funding amount types.

Health Technology Funding Count by Type

 

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013, held roughly constant through 2015, then dipped in 2016. Seed, Series A, and Series B make up the majority of funding event counts.

We are currently tracking 1,667 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $38 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.