According to recent data released by CB Insights, startups that are able to collect, organize and/or make sense to big data in healthcare are attracting the attention of venture capitalists. Investment in big data companies operating in the healthcare space has surpassed $460M across 75 deals since 2012.
Healthcare big data companies fall into three sub-sector categories:
Healthcare Business Intelligence and Analytics – Companies that provide BI and analytics software solutions for hospitals and healthcare firms.
Consumer Health and Wellness – Companies that help consumers track and improve their health-related choices (quantified self).
Clinical Research – Companies that use big data to store and analyze research from clinical and genomics trials.
Below is a chart detailing historical investment in this industry. CB Inisghts has projected a total of $185.7M will be invested into 64 companies by years end.