DC to VC has become a place for healthcare startup companies to pitch their company at Health 2.0. Plus, Health 2.0 has wisely partnered with Morgenthaler Ventures and in particular Missy Krasner for the event. I also love that they have Jeff Tangney, CEO of Doximity (Founder of Epocrates as well) as the keynote speaker for the event.
The companies that will be pitching at DC to VC are listed below:
- GSI Health
- Beyond Lucid Technologies
- Starling Health
- Force Therapeutics
- United Preference
- Capture Proof
- Cara Health
It’s a great time to be a healthcare IT startup company. In the DC to VC finalist announcement they offered these stats on the health IT investment landscape:
- Venture capital funding for Health IT reached $293M for Q2 2012I according to a report by communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. Sixty-one investors participated in 28 deals. The report also identified 39 merger and acquisition deals worth $2.9 billion in Q2 2012.
- In 2011, capital investments in Health IT generated 86 deals worth $633M. There was a 26% increase in deal activity from the year before and a 22% increase in capital raised.
- 92 VC firms invested in digital health in 2012 thus far (2012 Mid Year, Digital Health Funding Report, Rock Health)
- B2B funding is the majority of the deals with B2C funding increasing slightly in 2012. (2012 Mid Year, Digital Health Funding Report, Rock Health)
I’m so busy traveling in October that I’ve sadly had to scratch Health 2.0 from my list of conferences. However, this announcement makes me want to make a day trip to San Fran to attend the event.