Digital health funding hit record $14.6B in 2018: What it means for healthcare

Global digital health innovation funding reached a record $14.6 billion in 2018, evidence that healthcare sectors across the board are leveraging digital, according to a StartUp Health Insights Report.

Here's what you should know:

1. Funding in 2018 amounted to 14 times more than funding in 2010.

2. Investors homed in on machine learning, blockchain, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things opportunities in 2018.

3. Funding increased by nearly $3 billion from 2017.

4. The average deal size in 2018 was $21 million, up $6 million from 2017.

5. Peloton had the largest deal of 2018 at $550 million.

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