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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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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Genomics and Digital Medical Devices Lead Health Technology Funding

We’ve previously found that health technology funding is on an overall upward trend. Now we are taking a closer look on our health technology research platform to compare funding by category. Our analysis reveals two observations:

  • The Genomics category leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • The Digital Medical Devices category leads the sector in all-time funding

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

The Genomics Category Leads Health Technology In Q2 Funding

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

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

The above graphic highlights that the Genomics category leads the sector in Q2 funding with just under $1B. Its funding is 1.4 times the funding of the next category, Digital Medical Devices at $700M.

Genomics companies utilize human genome data for analytics, prevention, and treatment. Some example companies in this category are 23andMe, Helix, and Counsyl.

Let’s now investigate how these 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 different health technology categories. The Q2 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 the sector in total funding at almost $14B. The Genomics category follows in a close second place with an all-time funding of $13.6B. These two categories’ funding are more than twice the funding of the next category, IoT Fitness at $6.6B.

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, it’s clear that the Genomics and Digital Medical Devices categories are leading the sector in funding. Let’s see how the the rest of 2018 shapes up for health technology!

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Health Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

Here is our Q2 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 Starts Maturing

As we previously noted, health technology funding is experiencing robust growth. We’ve now gone one level deeper in our analysis on our Health Technology Report and Research Platform and determined that the health technology sector is starting to mature.

This conclusion comes from two key observations:

  • Funding amount percentages showed a slight shift to later stages
  • Funding count percentages showed a clear shift to later stages

We’ll explain these key observations with some graphics and discussions below.

To help set the stage, the graphic below highlights health technology funding amounts over time. As you can see, the sector’s overall funding demonstrated consistent growth.

Health Technology Funding by Quarter
Health Technology Funding by Quarter

Health Technology Funding Amount Percentages Shifting Slightly to Later Stages

Let’s examine the health technology funding amounts by round as a percentage of the total funding amount by year.

Health Technology Funding Amount Percentages
Health Technology Funding Amount Percentages

The above graph indicates that there has been a slight shift to later-stage funding. In 2012, Seed and Series A funding amounts accounted for around 25% of total funding. By 2017, that total had dropped to under 20%. Consequently, the funding amounts from Series B onward grew from around 75% of total funding to over 80%.

Would the funding count percentages confirm this trend? Let’s examine in the the next section to find out.

Health Technology Funding Count Percentages Clearly Shifting to Later-Stage Events

The below graph shows the health technology funding event counts by round as a percentage of total events.

Health Technology Funding Count Percentages
Health Technology Funding Count Percentages

This graph paints a clearer picture of the funding shift than the previous funding amount graph. In particular, Seed funding count percentage decreased by more than half its size from 53% to 23%. The funding count percentages in all other rounds increased by various magnitudes from 2012 to 2017.

Conclusion: Health Technology Sector Matures As Funding Shifts to Later Stages

In summary, we have seen health technology funding amounts and funding event counts shift from the early-stage rounds to mid and late-stage rounds. These observations led us to conclude that the health technology sector is starting to mature.

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Health Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the health technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Health Technology Sector Overview – Q1 2018

The Health Technology sector contains companies focused on the digitization of healthcare across the value chain from the providers, to the payers, to the patients and consumers. They often optimize existing medical practices, provide health information to individuals, or create new frontiers in medicine.

In this post we examine the different components of Health Technology and how they make up this startup ecosystem. On our Health Technology research platform, we have classified the companies into 22 categories. This blog post will illustrate what these categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also look at how these categories compare with one another 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 for the Health Technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 2139 Health Technology startups into 22 categories that have raised $64 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
Health Technology Sector Map

We see that Digital Medical Devices is the largest category with 288 companies. This category contains companies that build IT-enabled medical and diagnostic devices for doctors. These devices include surgical tools, monitoring equipment, and detection equipment. Some example companies are Signostics, MediBeacon, Stimwave, and AliveCor.

We have seen what the different categories making up this sector are and the number of companies in each. What about their funding and maturity in relation to one another? Let’s look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out.

Healthcare Robotics Is the Heavyweight Category in Health Technology

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 15. The Pioneer categories are in the earlier stages of funding and maturity. The Established quadrant has three categories have reached maturity with less financing. These three categories are EHR/EMR, Clinical Backend, and Population Health Management.

The Disruptors quadrant also has three categories: Genomics, Health Payments, and IoT Fitness. These three categories have acquired significant financings at a young age. The Heavyweights quadrant contains the Healthcare Robotics category. This category has reached maturity with significant financing. On a relative basis, the companies in this Heavyweight category have reached more maturity and acquired more funding.

We’ve now seen the Health Technology categories and their relative stages of innovation. How do these categories stack up against one another? Let’s look at the Total Funding and Company Count Graph.

Digital Medical Device Startups Have the Most Funding and Companies

The graph below shows the total amount of venture funding and company count in each category.

Health Technology Total Funding and Company Count
Health Technology Total Funding and Company Count

As noted earlier, the Digital Medical Devices category leads Health Technology with 288 companies. The above graphic highlights that Digital Medical Devices also leads in funding with almost $13 billion. Some of the best-funded companies in this category are HeartFlow ($477M), Proteus Digital Health ($422M), and ViewRay ($418M).

Conclusion: The Digital Medical Devices Category Leads the Sector

From the above analysis, we can see that Digital Medical Devices dominates Health Technology in funding and company count. On the other hand, Healthcare Robotics stands out as the Heavyweight category in the sector, having reached maturity with significant average funding per company versus companies in other categories. It’ll be interesting to see how the Health Technology landscape will change and develop throughout the rest of 2018.

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