According to the Rock Health Funding Database, 2017 was the biggest funding year in the short history of digital health. Investors poured a whopping $5.6 billion into 345 deals, an average of $16.4 million per deal. Even if one removes the $500 million invested in Outcome Health prior to the fraud allegations that threatened to sink the company, 2017 was still the sector’s biggest year to date, trumping the $4.6 billion invested during 2015.
Did the trend extend during the first half of 2018? Yes, and then some. Per Rock Health, the year’s first six months saw an astonishing $3.4 billion in digital health investment, with a hefty percentage of that going toward behavioral health companies. Read on the full picture.
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