Digital Health Funding: 2015 Year in Review (Part 2)

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This article is reproduced from Rock Health.

Investors

Investors who were most active in 2014 continue to invest in digital health in 2015, with 49 firms closing three or more deals.

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Source: Rock Health Funding Database Note: Only includes U.S. deals >$2M; data through December 8, 2015

The industry continued to see an increasing number of dabblers investing in digital health with 336 venture firms investing in one deal each this year. There was a growing long tail of investors who have done three or more deals, up 40% from last year to 49 unique investors. Moreover, there was a significant increase from 15 to 25 investors that completed three digital health deals each.

One fifth of the investors who have done ten or more deals since 2011 are strategic / corporate funds. The most active investors of 2014 (those who participated in four or more deals) continued to invest in at least one digital health company in 2015.

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Digital health continues to receive funding from a wide range of funds with a noticeable growth in the number of active corporate investors.

Since 2011, there have been a total of 24 investors who have done 10 or more deals. All 24 investors did at least one deal in both 2014 and 2015.

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