Since 2013 StartUp Health has published their Insights report on a quarterly, midyear, and annual basis. Leading up to 2020, these reports tracked the market, offering a retrospective evaluation of health innovation funding and progress towards StartUp Health’s Moonshots: Access to Care, Cost to Zero, Cure Disease, End Cancer, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Nutrition & Fitness, Brain Health, Mental Health & Happiness, End Addition, Longevity, and Pandemic Response. In 2020, these reports shifted to a prospective look at how pandemic driven innovation will forever change the face of healthcare.
StartUp Health Insights - 2021 Midyear Report
For the last decade, we at StartUp Health have beat the drum that together we can achieve health moonshots, but it’s going to take a kind of investment that we’ve never dreamed possible. This report’s record funding numbers, which far eclipse last year’s banner numbers, are finally beginning to crack the surface of what we believe is possible.
Funding announcements in health innovation have been coming in hot and fast these days. It’s easy to lose perspective about where we’ve come from and where we’re going. This 2021 midyear StartUp Health Insights Report (something we’ve been doing for a decade) is an essential opportunity to step back, take a beat, and view the market with a longer lens. What’s the 10,000-foot view? We also take this opportunity to look at funding trends from a health moonshot perspective. Are we investing in the tools and services that will increase access to care, cure disease, lower cost, and achieve the other global goals that can improve the lives of billions of people?