11 Statistics on Q3 Venture Capital Funding for Health IT Companies

In the third quarter of 2013, venture capital funding in the health IT sector hit $737 million in 151 deals, marking an increase in investment interest in health IT companies, according to the Q3 2013 Healthcare IT Funding and M&A Executive Summary by Mercom Capital Group.

Additional findings include:

  • Total health IT investment in the third quarter of 2013 is 18 percent higher than 2012's third quarter total of $623 million.
  • The total number of investors is up from last quarter, from 161 in the second quarter to 168 in the third quarter.
  • Companies focused on healthcare professionals received $489 million in 59 deals in the third quarter of 2013, consumer-facing companies received $248 million in 92 deals.
  • Mobile health companies received $161 million in 43 deals. Of this total, $111 funded sensors and $39 million funded apps.
  • Investment in health information management companies totaled $473 million in 55 deals. Within this category, population health management solutions received the most funding ($126.5 million in three deals), with electronic health record companies in second ($99 million in seven deals).
  • The most active investors in the third quarter include: Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and The Social+Capital Partnership, which both participated in four deals, and FirstMark Capital, Founders Fund, HLM Venture Partners and Khosla Ventures, which participated in three.

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