Digital dollars: financing for digital health
Back to School 2019: A look at funding for digital health companies reveals over $2B raised since 2013
The heyday of digital health may not yet even be on the horizon, but investments in the field are certainly starting to hit the radar in the areas most likely to impact patients first -- digital therapeutics, biomarkers and tools for disease management.
From 2007, the year Apple Inc. launched the first iPhone, venture and public investments have grown from $2.6 million to over $2 billion, almost all of which was raised since 2013.
Investment has hovered around $400 million per year for the past three years.
In 2014, one mega-round -- the $172 million series G for Proteus Digital Health Inc., maker of ingestible sensors to track medication compliance --