DIGITAL HEALTH INVESTMENTS DOWN IN FIRST QUARTER TO $2 BILLION

Recent data from Mercom Capital Group shows that venture and private funding in health startups has reached $2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, down 19% from the $2.5 billion invested a year ago.

Of the health startups receiving money, data analytics and mobile health apps raised the most money. Each raising $557 million and $392 million respectively in the first quarter.

Top investments went to Doctolib, a European back-office support software developer that raised $170 million.