digital health funding

By Aditi Pai February 5, 2016
Last month, digital health funding reached $471 million across 21 deals. Some of the larger raises came from wearable device maker Jawbone, consumer health site Healthline, and health kiosk company Higi.  Here are the funding deals MobiHealthNews covered in January: Jawbone raised $165 million in new equity funding that reportedly came from the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA). The terms of the...
By Jonah Comstock January 27, 2016
Health 2.0's digital health funding numbers for 2015 are out and they're right in the middle of totals released so far, at $4.75 billion. Rock Health had pinned the number at $4.3 billion and both CB Insights and StartUp Health had pegged it at $5.8 billion. As usual, this relates to a range of different definitions of just what constitutes digital health.  But not only do the numbers differ,...
By Aditi Pai January 14, 2016
Healthcare IT funding, spread across 574 deals, reached $4.6 billion in 2015, according to Mercom Capital Group. This was a drop from the 2014 total, when Mercom recorded $4.7 billion in 670 deals. The market intelligence firm said that between 2010 and 2015, healthcare IT funding reached $13.4 billion in 2,050 deals. Some of the larger rounds that Mercom tracked include China-based Guahao’s $394...
By Aditi Pai January 13, 2016
Digital health funding reached $5.8 billion in 2015, according to CB Insights. The research firm explained that this was just a slight increase from its 2014 total, which is in stark contrast to the significant growth from 2013 to 2014. Funding grew from $2.3 billion in 2013 to $5.1 billion in 2014. Some of the larger deals that CBI tracked in 2015 included ZocDoc’s $130 million, 23andMe’s $150...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2015
According to StartUp Health’s year-end report, digital health funding is down from 2014. It hit $5.8 billion so far this year, compared with $7 billion in 2014. StartUp’s report paints this drop as a maturation of the market, contending that though funding has dropped it’s being invested more smartly. The year was dominated by bigger funding rounds at later stages: mid-stage and late-stage deal...
By Aditi Pai December 14, 2015
Venture funding in 2015 has reached $4.3 billion, right on track with 2014, according to Rock Health’s 2015 Year in Review report. There were 279 total deals this year and the average deal size was $15.6 million. Though the number of deals has decreased from last year, the average deal size is higher. Rock Health only including funding deals that are above $2 million and the data is current as of...
By Jonah Comstock October 12, 2015
Funding for wearables startups -- not just health-focused wearables -- is on track for a five-year low according to a new report from CB Insights. The firm says that startups focused on wearables are on track to hit $276 million for 2015, which would be 72 percent lower than 2014′s total and the lowest annual funding total since 2010. Last year's funding, it's worth noting, was unusually high due...
By Jonah Comstock October 7, 2015
Digital health funding is on the rise -- for example, MobiHealthNews tracked $689 million in deals this quarter, spread across 49 deals, compared to $392 million in Q3 of last year. But investors at a Health 2.0 panel this week said that dollar amounts don't tell the whole story. "There are a lot of different sources of capital than there used to be before," Ankur Luther, an executive director at...
By MHN Staff October 2, 2015
The third quarter of 2015 was another big one for digital health, with $689 million in funding raised by 49 different companies. Read ahead for an exhaustive recap of the quarter with links to MobiHealthNews coverage of notable events throughout. If you’d prefer to navigate to a particular section, here’s where you can find our digital health news round-up section for payor news, pharma news,...
By Jonah Comstock August 21, 2015
Mobile and online appointment booking platform ZocDoc has raised $130 million in the company's first investment round in two years. Baillie Gifford and Atomico led the round, with additional participation from existing investor Founders Fund. “Since our inception, we’ve been working to lead the healthcare experience into the digital age, and this funding will help us continue to deliver on our...

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