Every quarter, Health 2.0 releases a summary set of data that explains where industry funding is going, which product segments are growing fastest, and where new company formation is happening.
Health 2.0’s precision and clarity when it comes to market segmentation and product information make this quarterly release the cream of the freebie crop.
HOUSE CALLS HEAT UP
Q4 saw a flurry of news on house call ventures, a model lost since the 60s. SF-based Circle Medical ($2.9M) and Dallas-based Pediaq ($1.2M) seek to prove that home care can be both consumer-centric and profitable. Perhaps most importantly Heal announced 3rd party payment from Anthem Blue Cross & Google (as employer), and NY-based Pager partnered with Walgreens to integrate its services into their mobile health offerings.
After the recent tribulations of Theranos, the value of FDA approval for public trust has never been clearer. More firms are focusing on regulated products – including Apple, whose CEO hinted that it may join in soon. Philosys received clearance for its glucometer app named Gmate Smart, and Gi Logic also cleared its noninvasive monitor, Ab Stat. The FDA is adding three senior scientists to focus on the coming onslaught of product evaluations.
More unlikely players are forging partnerships to enter the space. Ubernamed its first health advisor this quarter – John Brownstein of Boston Children’s Hospital. PBS Kids teamed with Moff to launch an app that encourages active play for kids. Samsung and Medtronic expanded their alliance to develop digital apps for neuromodulation therapies.
HOSPITALS JUMP ON INNOVATION BANDWAGON
Cedars-Sinai teamed up with famed accelerator Techstars to launch their first health care incubator in 2016. Healthbox announced its next class of startups with Intermountain Healthcare. Boston Children’s Hospital announced partnerships with Rock Health and Ascension is cosponsoring a contest at SXSW conference. All signs of activity beyond the core EMR.
HEALTH 2.0 SOURCE ticked up this quarter, adding 35 companies overall. The Consumer Facing category added 18 companies, and the Data, Analytics, and Exchange category added 17 companies.
AS THE HEALTH 2.0 COMMUNITY grows around the world, it’s being reflected in the Source database. Here’s a map of the world showing the global distribution of companies
The lion’s share is still in North America, with 66% of digital health companies located there. However, a strong contingent belongs to Europe with 19%, as emerging sectors in Asia, Latin America, MENA and even Africa continue to expand.
FUNDING FOR THE HEALTH 2.0 space picked up in the 4th quarter. Approximately $1B was invested from October through December, while year to date funding tops $4.75B, a little over 2014’s record high.
THE CONSUMER FACING category continued to lead in venture funding, boosted by huge deals inked for Collective Health and Peloton. Growth drivers include many firms aimed at improving population health.
THE TOP DEALS of Q4 2015 totaled to $476M and represent 45% of total funding this quarter. Another 65 deals round out the remaining $581M for an average raise of $14.1M.
THIS GRAPH SHOWS the current break down of products tracked in Health 2.0 Source by segment. The lighter color at the end of each bar represents growth in that segment during Q4 2015.
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