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 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 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.