digital health funding

By Brian Dolan May 24, 2016
Cupertino, California-based Sensifree, which develops contact-free, electromagnetic sensors for continuously sensing heart rate and other biometrics, has raised $5 million in its first round of funding led by TransLink Capital. Other backers included UMC Capital, which is a subsidiary of United Microelectronics, and an undisclosed strategic investor. TransLink was one of the first firms to invest...
By Bernie Monegain April 18, 2016
Quartet Health, the behavioral health startup backed by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, has raised $40 million in a second round of funding. GV – formerly Google Ventures – led the funding with participation from existing investors Oak HC/FT Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, and Polaris Partners. Krishna Yeshwant, general partner at GV, will join Quartet’s board of directors. Quartet will...
By MHN Staff April 14, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q1 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is on funding. Skip ahead using these links to read Q1 digital health news roundups about providers, payers, pharma, and M&A. In the first quarter of 2016, MobiHealthNews tracked funding for digital health companies that totaled at least $770 million. Some deals were...
By Jonah Comstock April 14, 2016
Healthcare IT venture capital funding hit $1.4 billion this quarter, according to a new funding report from Mercom Capital. That marks an increase of 27 percent over the firm's fourth quarter 2015 numbers, which hit $1.1 billion. It's also an increase of 74 percent year-over-year for the quarter. "The Health IT sector is off to an impressive start this year with significant funding activity in...
By Aditi Pai April 7, 2016
Earlier this week, Rock Health and Startup Health released their first quarterly funding reports for the calendar year. Rock Health, which has more specific inclusion criteria and only tracks deals above $2 million, reported $981.3 million in Q1 2016 digital health funding, while StartUp Health reported $1.8 billion. “If you spent the first quarter of this year listening to investors, founders,...
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...

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