Covid-19 pushes digital health investment to record levels

In the third quarter alone, more than 4 billion are the investments in digital healthcare startups were made in the USA.

At the end of September, total investments in 2020 exceeded 9.4 billion dollars, compared to 8.2 billion in 2018, a record year (in 2019 the total was 7.4 billion).

Twenty-four digital healthcare companies have raised over $100 million. The sector that received the most funding is on-demand health services, with $2.08 billion and 48 companies, followed by research and development with $1.32 billion and 25 companies, and sport and wellness with $1.26 billion and 21 companies.

Rock Health’s estimate for the whole of 2020 is about $12 billion, with 400 startups funded.

There is no doubt that Covid-19 is acting as a catalyst in a sector that is attracting more and more interest from investors and sees a sharp increase in health spending by governments and individuals.

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