Health Technology Funding in 2019 Projected To Surpass 2018

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How is the funding environment shaping up for health technology in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let's see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows health technology total funding by year, stacked by quarters.

Health Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, health technology has amassed $9.4B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 51% of the total funding in 2018, and 105% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. In addition, the top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $300M round into Impossible Foods, a $205M round into Collective Health, and a $190M round into Zipline.

A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $18.9B, which is 103% of the total 2018 funding. On the other hand, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $19.3B, which exceeds the total 2018 funding by 5%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, health technology funding in 2019 is projected to surpass...

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Health Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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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

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...

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Health Technology Exit Activity Dipped in 2018

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As we make our way through Q1 of 2019, let's look back on 2018 and analyze how exit activity for health technology compares to previous years. The graphic below shows total annual health technology exit events over time.

Health Technology Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 saw a drop in health technology exit activity compared to the previous year. The 67 exit events in 2018 represent a 9% decrease from the 74 exit events in 2017, which was the highest year on record for exit activity. However, health technology exits are still on a general upward trend, with a 5-year CAGR of 25% from 2013 to 2018. Some of the exit events in 2018 include AveXis's acquisition by Novartis for $8.7B, Flatiron Health's acquisition by Roche for $1.9B, and PillPack's acquisition by Amazon for $1B.

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Health Technology Funding Hails Record Year in 2018

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Now that 2018 is complete, let’s examine how funding in health technology compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual health technology funding amounts over time. 

Health Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 experienced the highest health technology funding on record at $17.2B. It constitutes a slight 1% increase from the previous year’s funding. Some of the largest funding events in 2018 include a $550M round for Peloton, a $500M round for WeDoctor, a $500M round for Moderna Therapeutics, and a $375M round for Oscar Health. Over the past 5 years, health technology funding grew at a CAGR of 35%. It’ll be interesting to see if its funding will dip in 2019 or reach even higher levels.

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Health Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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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 2250 health technology startups into 22 categories that have raised $81 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

We see that Digital Medical Devices is the largest category with 307 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...

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Genomics and Digital Medical Devices Lead Health Technology Funding

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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.

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. 

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Health Technology Sector Starts Maturing

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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.

Healthtech 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.

Healthtech Funding Amount Percentages

The above graph indicates that there has been a slight shift to later-stage...

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