Medtech companies raised more than $738 million in Q2

Venture capital firms invested more than $738 million during the second quarter of 2018, $1 million less than the first quarter of this year, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and CB Insights. There was a total of 61 deals during Q2, an increase from the 48 that the industry saw during Q1.

Medtech venture investing trends: Here’s what you need to know

Ask any early-stage medtech or digital health entrepreneur, and they’ll tell you how tough it is. There’s tremendous competition for venture investing, coupled with a pullback by previously traditional investors in this space. Bill Evans While venture investment in medtech and digital health has recovered since the financial crisis of a decade ago — setting

Can Minnesota become a healthcare innovation hub?

Minnesota has the institutions and the talent to transform healthcare in the U.S. The question is whether the money will follow. RxFunction makes wearable devices called “Walkasins” that help people with chronic health conditions prevent falls that can lead to serious injury. It took eight painstaking years, though, before the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based startup secured

Minnesota digital health companies are raking in the big bucks

Minnesota-based medtech companies raised $112 million in venture capital during the first quarter of this year, according to a report from Medical Alley Association. More than half of the companies that raised VC were consumer-focused healthcare and digital health, a change for the region that is known for its implantable cardio devices and neuromodulation. Investors

Medtech companies raised more than $839 million in Q1

Venture capital firms invested more than $839 million in medical devices and equipment companies during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of more than $338 million from the last quarter of 2017, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and CB Insights. There was a total of 48 deals during Q1 this year,

These medtech companies raised the most VC last year

Perhaps there’s a ray of hope that venture capital funding is recovering a bit for the medical device industry. VC firms invested more than $2.8 billion in 2017, an increase of more than $647 million from 2016, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and CB Insights. There were a total 229 deals involving

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5 medtech funding insights you need to know

Venture capital funding isn’t what it used to be for medical device startups, but there are actually reasons to feel optimistic about medtech funding. That was the big takeaway from a four-expert panel at DeviceTalks Minnesota last month. (The next DeviceTalks is Oct. 2 in Boston.) Charlie Whelan, director of transformational health consulting at Frost & Sullivan,

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2 paths to success on the medtech fundraising trail

Funding a medical technology company isn’t a simple job: Modern medical devices require cutting-edge innovation, research and design to make it to market. And don’t even get started on regulatory and reimbursement challenges. The recession of the late 2000s, Affordable Care Act and changes to regulatory bodies and reimbursement requirements have changed the game for

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Is health IT going to drink medtech’s funding milkshake?

Healthcare companies in the U.S. midwest last year brought in $1.7 billion in investments—an amount that came within $60 million of the all-time record set in 2014, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report. Medical device companies took in the largest chunk of money, raising $696 million, or 40.3% of the total. But