Digital Health Investment breaks all records

In 2017, Digital Health investment worldwide crossed the $10 billion mark for the first time thanks to Big Data/analytics, personalised health and clinical decision support companies

The Digital Health Investment has reached new heights in 2017 with $11.7 billion funding across 794 deals according to Startup Health Insights Report.

Big Data/analytics companies raised A rounds the fastest while clinical decision support companies had the longest interval between Seed and Series A rounds on average. Peloton, Guardant Health and Grail comprise the list of funding giants rating over $300 million in 2017. Grail led with $914 million, followed by Guardant Health at $360 million and Peloton at $325 million.

Digital Health Investment Funding Snapshot (2010-17):

Year – Investment ($bn)

2010 – 1.2

2011 – 2.0

2012 – 2.3

2013 – 2.9

2014 – 7.2

2015 – 6.2

2016 – 8.2

2017 – 11.5

Source: Startup Health Insights Report

The Top 5 most active sectors of 2017 in Digital Health Investment are: Patient/Consumer Experience, Personalised Health, Big Data/Analytics, Medical Device and Wellness. For Digital Health Investment, the active investors include: Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, GE Ventures, Sequoia, Combinator, F-Prime, NEA, Accel Partners, Norwest and Safeguard.

Top 10 Most Active Sectors of 2017:

Sectors – Total Paid ($bn)

Patient/Consumer Experience – 1.64

Personalised Health – 1.59

Big Data/Analytics – 1.39

Medical Device – 1.37

Wellness – 1.12

Workflow – 1.07

Research – 0.933

Education/Training – 0.730

Population Health – 0.696

EHR – 0.404

Startup Health Insights Report

“Wearables, nearables and digital diagnostics will startup to leverage the streams of health data made possible by the connected consumer to create powerful health platforms that move beyond trendy app trackers. Vertical and point solution have paved the way for more robust horizontal innovations that will deliver proven outcomes with compelling business models,” said Unity Stoakes, Co-Founder & President, Startup Health.

2018 is poised to be a dynamic year in terms of digital funding activity, M&A and breakout successes and experimentation paving the way for new advancements in Digital Health Investment.


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