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 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 Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

Here is our Q3 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 Funding Trends – Q3 2017

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

Health Technology Funding by Year
Health Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Health Technology startups for each year. 2015 has the most funding to date at around $8.9B.

Health Technology Funding by Vintage Year
Health Technology Funding by Vintage Year

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 around $5.2B.

We are currently tracking 2053 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $52.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

Health Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q3 2017

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

Health Technology Activity by Selected Investors
Health Technology Activity by Selected Investors

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. Major investors into the space include NEA, GE Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Y Combinator.

We are currently tracking 2028 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $52.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

Venture Investing in Health Technology – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Health Technology sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Venture Investing by Category in Health Technology
Venture Investing by Category in Health Technology

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 leads in both metrics, with around $9.6B in funding and about 250 startups.

Health Technology Average Funding by Category
Health Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Health Technology category. The Genomics category leads the sector with $75M in average funding per company, followed by the Insurance/Payments and Health Destination Sites categories.

We are currently tracking 2008 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $51.4B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

Health Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Health Technology sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Health Technology Exit Activity by Category
Health Technology Exit Activity by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Health Technology category. The Clinical Administration category leads the sector with 16 IPOs and 24 acquisitions. The Digital Medical Devices category follows behind with 15 IPOs and 9 acquisitions.

Health Technology Exit Activity by Year
Health Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Health Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 52 acquisitions and 6 IPOs, with 2015 following behind with 30 acquisitions and 12 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 2005 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $51.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.