Fewer medical device companies are securing their first big venture capital investments — or engaging in large mergers — amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recently released reports from Silicon Valley Bank and PwC. The medical device industry saw 38 Series A investments worth $279 million during the first half of 2020, down from 45 […]
Medtech startups raising venture capital in the first quarter kept the strong pace from 2019, according to an analysis by Silicon Valley Bank. But the uncertainty over the pandemic likely will slow down fund-raising in the second quarter. In an interview with DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, Jonathan Norris, managing director, SVB Life Sciences, says SVB recorded […]
In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, Scott Whitaker, CEO and president of AdvaMed, shares concerns he had over how the federal government would work with the medtech industry during the pandemic crisis. Does he feel the medtech industry was treated fairly? How does he see the federal government and medtech industry working together in […]
The breakneck pace of consolidation continued in 2017, significantly reducing the pool of Big 100 companies, as cash-laden companies scooped up smaller firms. The medical device industry may not be keeping pace with initial public offerings in biotech, but medtech is holding its own when comes to mergers and acquisitions, according to industry watchers. Boston […]
Medtech entrepreneurs agree that it’s still tough to find funding at the Series A level. Here’s their advice about how to find it. Bill Evans Competition for medtech venture investing is fierce, at the same time that traditional investors pull back from the space. To get to the bottom of what’s going on, I reached […]
Ask any early-stage medtech or digital health entrepreneur, and they’ll tell you how tough it is. There’s tremendous competition for venture investing, coupled with a pullback by previously traditional investors in this space. Bill Evans While venture investment in medtech and digital health has recovered since the financial crisis of a decade ago — setting […]
Big data and artificial intelligence will have the greatest impact in the health-tech industry in the year ahead, according to a survey released yesterday. The survey, performed by Silicon Valley Bank, polled 122 founders, execs and investors in health care technology companies about the biggest challenges, most promising technology and biggest growth sectors in the […]
September 24, 2014 by Brad Perriello
July 31, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani
The funding environment for medical device startups isn’t a pretty scene, but there is a ray of sunshine through the gloom: lack of FDA approval is no longer a deal-breaker for a big exit.
In 2013 a few medtech companies managed "big exit M&A" deals (those worth $50 million or more) without having reached the FDA’s brass ring, according to a new report from Silicon Valley Bank.