Future venture capital funding for digital health largely rests on two factors: the health of the economy as a whole, and the dynamics driving investment in health care innovation.
First, where the broader venture capital market goes, digital health will go. Digital health’s growth over the past five years mirrors venture investment growth overall: Both hit decade-high deal values in 2018.
But of course, the ongoing public market pullback could trigger investor wariness that spills into venture capital.
For the second factor, we validated a simple framework with fellow investors to assess the current “bubbliness” of digital health against six attributes. We hope this approach moves the bubble discussion to a more data-driven place and helps entrepreneurs identify strategies to weather a potentially tighter capital market.
Source : CNBC