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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?


Will the Digital Health movement succeed? Any lessons from dotcom eHealth failures?

With new digital health accelerators opening doors weekly across the country, are we running the risk of another Dot Com like “Bubble”, when too many companies got started with poorly defined business models and an over exuberance of early seed capital that led to a terrible funding crash that killed most of them, including several very good ones?

What is different now? During the dot com, entrepreneurs were trying to change healthcare from the outside and met not only enormous resistance to change by the providers but also got crushed by the existing healthcare vendors. The good news is that the healthcare care industry is fundamentally changing from within this time, being driven by the payment changes initiated by Medicare and self-insured employers.



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