Top funded Digital Health (Healthcare IT) categories 1H of 2018
According to a recent Mercom Capital Group report, global VC funding the first half of the year was $4.9 billion (383 deals, ave deal size $13M), which is up 22% from the first half of 2017 ($4 billion, 359 deals).
One part I find really interesting, is that Consumer-Centric companies raised more than $1.7 billion in 138 deals in Q2 of this year alone. With "healthcare spending increasingly being shifted to consumers" (Kleiner Perkins' Mary Meeker's 2018 internet trends report) it looks like market forces are starting to enter Healthcare, driven by exponential technology trends. I personally believe the current economic system in healthcare with inherently break any new model's ability to disrupt it. Let's see where the market forces continue to push!