Healthtech is among the more exciting up-and-coming industries these days, right there with the likes of VR/AR, AI and bitcoin. Not only are old markets like health insurance being disrupted and changed, but new industries like digital therapeutics have sprung to life with the advent of wearable computing.
VCs have taken notice and have been pumping funding to these startups, to the tune of $7.65 billion since the beginning of 2010, according to the PitchBook Platform. And although VC firms have been investing in this space for some time, the activity has notably increased in recent years. For example, 2010 saw just 62 completed healthtech deals, while 2015 saw a big jump to 265 deals completed for 248 companies. Of all the deals done last year, 46.3% were early-stage rounds and 31.6% were completed at the late stage.
The top VC investors in healthtech since the start of 2010, along with their investment counts: