1/7/20

The Rock Weekly

The year of the digital health IPO

Over the last decade, digital health has grown from a blip on the investment radar to a robust sector fueled by nearly one in ten venture dollars in the US. In 2019, 359 digital health startups raised $7.4B from more repeat investors than ever before. While the exit market delivered six IPOs, acquisitions remained flat with 112 deals across the year.

Read our just-released take on what digital health entrepreneurs and investors can expect in 2020 and beyond—and download ready-to-use slides on venture funding and exit activity for your next presentation.

Headlines

Google's AI Can Spot Breast Cancer In Mammograms
Study shows the tool can provide a second opinion for radiologists STAT

One Medical Files For IPO
How will the “tech-powered model” fare on the public markets? CNBC

Center For Medicare And Medicaid Innovation Taps New Leader
He’s a former Anthem exec and palliative care entrepreneur FierceHealthcare

Walgreens Brings On Chief Medical Officer From Athenahealth
Dr. Ban will oversee enterprise clinical programs and analytics Modern Healthcare

A Cardiologist Is Suing Apple For Its Arrhythmia Detection Feature
He claims Apple’s tech violated a 2006 patent MedCity News

Recent Funding

  • iFit raked in $200M to stream fitness content on workout machines
  • OM1 landed $50M to apply big data analytics to patient records
  • Telehealth MSK rehab company RecoveryOne closed $12M
  • Behavioral health management platform NeuroFlow secured $7.5M
  • Laudio raised $7.3M to drive nurse manager engagement
  • Tech-enabled behavioral health home for kids Emilio Health got $5M
  • TrialJectory nabbed $2.7M to connect cancer patients to clinical trials
  • Humm closed $2.6M for its brain-stimulating wearable patch
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