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StartUp Health: Digital health firms around the world have raised over $2.5B in funding in Q3

With year-to-date funding surpassing $9.0B, all data points to 2017 ending at close to $10B, another record-breaking annual number.

StartUp Health: Digital health firms around the world have raised over $2.5B in funding in Q3

After Rock, we have StartUp Health releasing its figures for the third quarter of the year. They have found that during the period, digital health companies have managed to raise over $2.5B in funding, setting the stage for the end-of-year $10B mark.

According to StartUp Health's findings these were the top 5 most active sectors of 2017 to date: Big Data / Analytics (44 deals – $1.3B), Personalized Health (41 deals – $1.2B), Medical Device (61 deals – $1.0B), Patient/Consumer Experience (121 deals – $953M), and Research (28 deals – $791M).

Also, they have found that this third quarter had the largest count of mid stage (32) and late stage (5) deals than any other Q3 on record. On average, series D rounds were $113M in Q3 2017.

Top 5 most active US metro areas 2017 YTD include: SF Bay Area (101 deals), New York City (37), Boston (23), Chicago (14), and Seattle (12).

Finally, when it comes to investors, Sequoia is leading with 8 deals; followed by Founders Fund, Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures and F-Primer each with 7 deals; and Accel Partners, GV, 500 Startups, Norwest, GE Ventures and NEA with 6 deals each.

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