Now the equivalent of Mrs. Astor’s Four Hundred? CB Insights has entered the list game with a brand new listing of digital health startups, the Digital Health 150, no ballroom needed–perhaps a convention hall? They are classified, sliced, and diced as follows:
- Digital therapeutics
- Pharma supply chain
- Insurance and benefits
- Consumer health and wellness
- Providers: administrative tools, specialty care, primary care, clinical tools
- Diagnostics: imaging, pathology, other diagnostics
- Drug R&D: drug discovery and development, clinical trials, real-world evidence
Another slice is by deal stage from 2014 (the receding of seed funding and progression into Series B and C is notable), top well-funded companies, and ‘unicorn startups’. Unlike Rock Health, CB Insights also looks at where in the world the startups are from: 116 in the 150 from the US, 17 from Asia, 16 from Europe, and 1 from Canada (League employee health benefits).
Many of the usual suspects are here: 23andMe, Babylon Health (UK), American Well, Doctor on Demand, Proteus Digital Health, Iora Health, MDLive, Oscar, One Medical, the relentlessly advertised (in US) Noom, TytoCare, China’s WeDoctor and GoodRx (which last month acquired telemedicine provider HeyDoctor). Others are surprising in various aspects: the new well-wired Medicare Advantage company Devoted Health, Let’s Get Checked (Ireland, though they list their HQ as NY on website), Protenus (breach tracking), Kry (Nordic/LIVI in UK), Zava (UK), Teckro (Ireland), AbleTo, Higi, ClearCare, and CarePredict. It’s nice to see nods to the un-sexy areas of senior telecare, home care, and cognitive health. CB Insights page
David Albert, MD
I’m glad they don’t list AliveCor since we are used by every major cardiology center in the US, UK and Canada. We’re not Digital Health- we’re just HEALTHCARE. ;)
Which makes AliveCor/Kardia Mobile NOT a startup! Seriously, to call some of these companies startups is stretching the definition. 23 and Me is hardly one.