mHealth Startup VC Funding Skyrockets

By: Eric Wicklund | April 08, 2014 (Featured on mHealth News)

Digital health continues its torrid pace in venture funding circles, with the first quarter of 2014 setting a new record for deals and dollars. Against that backdrop, however, some of the recent crop of initial public offerings are having a difficult time.

Venture capitalists, in fact, invested more than $700 million in startups during the first three months of 2014, an 87 percent increase over the same period in 2013, according to San Francisco-based Rock Health. That includes a record January haul of $390 million encompassing more than 25 deals.

January saw five venture funding deals of more than $20 million – engineered by MedHOK ($77.5 million), Health Catalyst ($41 million), Kareo ($29.5 million), MDLive ($23.6 million) and TigerConnect Clinical Collaboration Platform – Standard ($21 million), Rock Health’s Malay Gandhi explained in a post.

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