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 funding. In...

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Health Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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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 Summary

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Health Technology Sector Map

Health Technology Innovation Quadrant

Health Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Health Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Health Technology Exit Events Over Time

Health Technology Latest Activity

Health Technology Funding Round Counts

Health Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Health Technology Recent Funding Events

Health Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Health Technology - Digital Medical Devices

Health Technology Venture Investing

Health Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Digital Medical Devices Annual Funding Amounts

Digital Medical Devices Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Health Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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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....

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Insurance Technology Showing Early Signs of Maturation

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Last quarter we saw that Insurance Technology (insurtech) funding continued on a healthy trend. This quarter we are going one level deeper on our insurtech research platform to examine its funding by round. From our analysis we can conclude that the insurtech sector is showing early signs of maturation.

This conclusion comes from two takeaways:

  •      Funding amounts are showing variable innovation
  •      Funding counts are shifting to mid-stage events

We’ll explain these takeaways with some graphics that show insurtech funding activity by round.

To help set the stage, the graphic below illustrates insurtech funding events over time. As you can see, the sector’s funding events saw consistent growth year over year. 

Insurance Technology Funding Count by Quarter

Insurtech Funding Amounts Showing Variable Innovation

We’ll start off by examining the annual insurtech funding amounts. The below graph shows recent insurtech funding amounts in different rounds.

InsurTech Funding Amount by Round

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Insurance Technology Funding Continues on a Healthy Trend

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The Insurance Technology (insurtech) sector is seeing a lot of activity. How have its funding trends evolved over time? On our insurtech research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that the investments in insurtech continue on a healthy trend despite a decline in certain metrics.

We have come to this conclusion from the following three takeaways:

  •      The number of insurtech deals has been growing consistently year over year
  •      The number of insurtech investors participating in the deals has been on an upward trend
  •      Insurtech funding amounts have seen a decline over the last few years

We will illustrate these takeaways with a series of graphics to show the trend of insurtech investments over time.

Annual Insurtech Funding Events Growing Consistently

We will start off by examining the annual number of insurtech startup funding deals, stacked by quarters.

Insurance Technology Funding Count by Quarter

This graph illustrates that the number of...

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Health Technology Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Health Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

Health Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2015 and declining slightly thereafter. Earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) make up a larger share of the total amount.

Health Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2014 and declined slightly thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 2040 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $52.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

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Average and Median Age by Health Technology Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Health Technology sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Health Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Health Technology category. The Electronic Health/Medical Records category has the highest average age at around 14 years, and the Healthcare Robotics category has the highest median age, also at around 14 years. On the other hand, Healthcare Search is the youngest Health Technology category with an average age of 6 years and a median age of 5 years.

We are currently tracking 1995 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $50.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

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Health Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Health Technology sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Health Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Health Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 253 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 200 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1896 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $43.6B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

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Health Technology Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Health Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

HealthTech Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2015 and declining slightly thereafter. Earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) make up a larger share of the total amount.

HealthTech Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2014 and declined slightly thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 1876 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $41.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

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Health Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  - Q1 2017

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Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Health Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

Health Technology Q1 2017 Market Report

Health Technology Q1 2017 Report Agenda

Health Technology Q1 2017 Sector Overview

Health Technology Q1 2017 Logo Map

Health Technology Q1 2017 Innovation Quadrant

Health Technology Q1 2017 Categories 1

Health Technology Q1 2017 Categories 2

Health Technology Q1 2017 Categories 3

Health Technology Q1 2017 Trends

Health Technology Q1 2017 Venture Investing

Health Technology Q1 2017 Funding By Year

Health Technology Q1 2017 Funding Amount by Round

Health Technology Q1 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

Health Technology Q1 2017 Company Count by Country

Health Technology Q1 2017 Investor Activity

Health Technology Q1 2017 Exits By Year

Health Technology Q1 2017 Quarterly Events

Health Technology Q1 2017 Recent Funding Stats

Health Technology Q1 2017 Recent Funding Events

Health Technology Q1 2017 Recent Exit Events

Health Technology Q1 2017 About Venture Scanner

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We are currently tracking 1,863 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

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