The health technology industry has seen 3,918 investors and $90B total all time funding. Let’s analyze which health technology categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights health technology categories based on the number of investors in each category.
As the graphic demonstrates, Digital Medical Devices has the highest number of investors at 1077, with IoT Health Care following behind at 810. Digital Medical Device companies build IT-enabled medical and diagnostic devices for doctors. IoT Health Care companies create connected devices that track health metrics or help improve health well-being. In addition, the average number of investors across all health technology categories is 374.
For this quarter’s funding analysis, let’s examine how average funding in the health technology sector is evolving. The graphic below shows the health technology average funding across all deals over time by quarter.
As the graphic demonstrates, health technology average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $42M, which increased by 30% from the $32M last quarter. The average funding deal size has demonstrated strong upward growth, with the average funding last quarter around 5 times larger than it was 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $1B round into Verily, a $500M round into Clover Health, and a $299M round into BridgeBio.
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.
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.
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.
The following graphs highlight recent trends in Health Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through August 2017.
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.
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.
The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Health Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.
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.