Anne DeGheest


Digital Health Summer Summit - Jill Gilbert and Anne DeGheest talk “Digital Health Markets to Watch”
Written by Anne DeGheest // 16 June 2014 // Conferences, digital health

As we ramp up for Digital Health Summer Summit 2014, Anne DeGheest, who will moderate the “Gaining Traction: The Markets to Watch” panel, shares answers to five burning digital health questions:

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Hearst Health Acquires CareInSync
Written by Anne DeGheest // 24 April 2014 // НealthTech Capital

On April 24, 2014, Hearst Corporation's healthcare group, Hearst Health, announced its acquisition of CareInSync, a software solutions company providing a real-time, mobile platform to improve patient care by enhancing communications between care providers and patients.

The company was succesfully sold to Zynx Health, a division of Hearst Health and had been funded by a syndicate led by HealthTech Capital in 2012.

MobiHealthNews article about the Hearst acquisition.

2013 angel funding Halo Report
Written by Anne DeGheest // 08 April 2014 // Angel funding

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released their angel group 2013 year in review, the Halo Report.

The Halo Report analyzes angel investment activity and trends in the United States.

Here are a couple interesting 2013 highlights:

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Looking Back on 2013, Predictions for 2014
Written by Anne DeGheest // 06 April 2014 // НealthTech Capital, healthtech, HIT, mobile health, digital health

Healthtech and Digital Health investment doubled in 2013 to over $2 Billion.

However, over 73% went to seed and series A investments, with still a flat amount of deals funded by venture capitalists at the series B and C stages.

Are we going to see a growing funding crunch for all these young companies or will we see increasing VC investments?

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WSJ: Beware of Health IT Bubble: Not Enough ‘Actual Business Plans’
Written by Anne DeGheest // 04 February 2014 // Angel funding, digital health

Veteran VC Says Beware of Health IT Bubble: Not Enough ‘Actual Business Plans’ 

Timothy Hay from the Wall Street Journal  wrote a great article after he interviewed me.

With software executives filling out the roster at this year’s JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, and with the reported IPO plans of medical cost-transparency software provider Castlight Health at a $2 billion valuation, information-technology for the health-care industry is beginning to look nearly bulletproof as a sector. But with feverish activity and high valuations comes the danger of a bubble, said veteran investor Anne DeGheest, who was an investor and entrepreneur through the tech boom of the 1990s, and who founded Sand Hill Road firm HealthTech Capital several years ago.

Ms. DeGheest has invested extensively in medical devices and in health-related information technology, and she said she learned in the ‘90s to read the signs of an economic bubble. She sees some of those signs today, telling Venture Capital Dispatch of a potential “Series B crunch” as a number of health entrepreneurs without solid business plans try to raise money from investors.

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