Startups Fueling Change In Healthcare

Last week, GigaOm reported on venture capital investment in digital health.  They had mixed reviews for February — total funding was down, deal volume up.  Here’s the data:

  • In February 2013, overall health tech investment was down from the same period last year, but deal volume was up.  In February of this year, 32 health tech deals closed for a total of $107.95 million invested, compared with 17 deals in February 2012 for $161.51 million.
  • Even though funders invested 33% less in February 2013, compared to February 2012, deal volume nearly doubled.

      

Data Source:  StartUp Health Insights

A month’s worth of data doesn’t provide enough information to signal the long-term outlook of the venture capital investors in the healthIT industry.  But clearly, large healthcare payers and providers are looking to startups to innovate.