MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Digital health startups in the 1st 7 months of 2014 have already raised more than they did in all of 2013 combined, according to a report from Rock Health.
Health and fitness tech companies have raised $2.3 billion so far this year, compared to $1.97 billion in 2013, a 12-month record at the time. Individual deal sizes also grew 56% to $15.6 million for the 143 companies included in the report.
The most funding is going into "payer administration" services, digital medical devices, Big Data projects, patient and consumer engagement systems, and most of it’s coming from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Emergence Capital, Google Ventures, Matrix Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Venrock, according to TheVarGuy.com.
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