2011: More than $500M in mobile health investments

By: Brian Dolan | Jan 24, 2012        

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Brian Dolan, Editor, MobiHealthNewsAt the end of each calendar year quarter, MobiHealthNews pieces together the most important news, commentary, deals and analysis into a “state of the industry” report available in our premium content section (here). Purchase your copy of MobiHealthNews’ Q4 and 2011 Year-End Report: Mobile Health State of the Industry here.

Last year, 2011, was a big one for mobile health. MobiHealthNews tracked more than 100 deals and partnerships throughout the year and about 60 venture capital investments. We tracked more than half a billion dollars in investments into mobile health companies during the past year. While there were a handful of massive deals, including the $75 million ZocDoc raised over the course of 2011, most of the investment deals were for a couple million each.

The total investment in mobile health-related companies in 2011 was more than twice as much as total investment in 2010. As MobiHealthNews reported about a year ago, the total investment in mHealth companies in 2010 was $233 million. There were also only a little more than a dozen announced investment rounds in 2010. In 2011 there were about four times that many. It also brought in dozens of new investment firms.

Our latest research offering, Mobile Health Q4 and 2011 Year-end State of the Industry Report, includes a roundup of all the notable deals and partnerships, write-ups on each of the investment deals, as well as other recaps of payor news, regulatory changes, healthcare provider announcements, mobile launches from pharma companies, mobile operators and more. Looking for a review of mobile health in 2011? We’ve got you covered with this 40-page report.