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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Health Technology Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Health Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through August 2017.

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

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.

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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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Health Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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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

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.

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Venture Investing in Health Technology - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Health Technology sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Health Technology Venture Investing by Category

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

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. 

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Health Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Health Technology sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Health Technology Exits 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

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.

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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 - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Health Technology sector. The graphic includes data through August 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 267 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 211 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1983 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $48.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

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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 April 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 1960 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $47.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

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Health Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Health Technology sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Health Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Health Technology category. The Administration/Backend category leads the sector with 16 IPOs and 21 acquisitions. The Digital Medical Devices and EHR/EMR categories follow behind with 20 exits each.

Exit Activity by Year in Health Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Health Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 51 acquisitions and 5 IPOs, with 2015 following behind with 28 acquisitions and 10 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1942 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $46.5 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 - Q2 2017

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

Average/Median Age by Health Technology 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 14 years. 

We are currently tracking 1924 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $45.6 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 Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Health Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

Exit Activity by Category in Health Tech

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Health Technology category. The Clinical Administration/Backend category leads the sector with 12 IPOs and 14 acquisitions. The Electronic Health/Medical Records category follows behind with 8 IPOs and 9 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Health Tech

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Health Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 40 acquisitions and 2 IPOs, with 2015 following behind with 27 acquisitions and 7 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1839 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $40.8 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 - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Health Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Average and Median Age by Health Tech 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 14 years, and the Healthcare Robotics category has the highest median age, also at 14 years. 

We are currently tracking 1796 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $40.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

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Health Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Health Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Health Tech 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 207 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 172 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1775 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $38.4B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

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Health Technology Funding Trends - Q4 2016

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Total HealthTech Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Health Technology startups for each year. 2015 is the best year so far with over $7.5B in funding. 2014 comes in at second place with just around $6.3B raised to date.

HealthTech 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 just over $3.9B, followed by those founded in 2011 which have raised about $2.6B.

We are currently tracking 1602 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $34.4B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

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Health Technology Startup Landscape Trends and Insights - Q4 2016

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A report providing an overview of the Health Technology startup landscape, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events. Click here to see this entire deck on SlideShare.

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Health Technology Report Outline

Health Technology Sector Description

Health Technology Logo Map

Health Technology Categories 1

Health Technology Categories 2

Health Technology Categories 3

Health Technology Trends and Insights

Health Technology Venture Investing Graph

Health Technology Funding Over Time

Health Technology Funding by Type

Health Technology Funding by Vintage Year

Health Technology Geo Map

Health Technology Investor Activity

Health Technology Exits by Year

Health Technology Quarterly Update

Health Technology Recent Funding Events

Health Technology Recent Exit Events

About Venture Scanner

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We are currently tracking 1595 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $33.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

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