We break down 3 of the top global healthcare funding trends from H1'19.
We analyzed healthcare data through the first half of 2019 and dug into digital health and seven sub-sectors within the healthcare landscape, including:
- Clinical trials
- Women’s health
- Artificial Intelligence
- Mental health and wellness
- Digital therapeutics
Takeaway 1: Strong start for global healthcare
Healthcare started strong with H1’19 seeing a first half record in both deals and dollars, in addition to record highs in funding for healthcare AI, mental health and wellness, and women’s health in Q2’19.
Takeaway 2: Digital health funding rose for the second straight quarter
Total digital health funding was $3.5B, up 23% versus Q1’19. There were 371 digital health deals compared to 354 in the first quarter. Funding and deals are still off from Q2-Q3’18 highs.
Takeaway 3: New York hottest metro area for digital health
For a second straight quarter, the New York metro area was home to the most digital health deals. This follows a rare loss to Boston in Q4’18. (World Series euphoria spilling into equity investments? That’s analysis for another time perhaps.)
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