The VC world tends to see a lot of industries falling in and out of favor with investors. Disruptive technologies, innovative business models or heightened public interest can cause a huge commotion, and then, for whatever reason, funding tapers off. One industry that seems to be—ahem—immune to this particular vulnerability is Healthcare. According to the PitchBook Platform, the breakdown of financings by stage has remained fairly consistent over the years, and deal count continues to impress. Since the beginning of 2012, 590 U.S.-based companies in the Healthcare industry have received venture backing in a total of 660 deals. Devices & Supplies companies have made a particularly strong showing, comprising 42% of all the Healthcare deals during this time frame. Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology has also been a strong force, making up 35%, followed by Healthcare Technology Systems with 14% and Healthcare Services with almost 8%.
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