During the past several months, companies in the digital health space have risen to address the COVID-19 pandemic and surging demand for virtual care. Investors have also responded, pouring record amounts of funding into the sector.
Through this video series, we take a deep dive into some of the trends that we view as important heading into 2021, featuring insights from Michael Esquivel, Fenwick startup partner and digital health co-chair, and Megan Zweig, chief operating officer at Rock Health, digital health’s leading seed fund.
Michael and Megan discuss 2020 investment trends and the investment outlook for 2021, including key findings from Rock Health’s latest digital health funding report. View the video:
The increased national focus on diversity has impacted all areas of business, including the venture capital and digital health space. Hear what Michael and Megan have to say about diversity throughout the investment pipeline, where venture capital is flowing, and what it means to build digital health technology for everyone. For more insights, read Rock Health’s 2020 diversity report.
Rock Health called the landmark Teladoc-Livongo deal a starter pistol for the virtual care platform race. Beyond it being the largest digital health acquisition to date, what significance does this deal hold for the telemedicine sector, the competitive landscape and potential rollups as companies transition to virtual care 2.0?
As we look to the future of healthcare and digital health, it’s clear that the new front door for care is in the home. Notably, traditional retail companies and others are considering offering home-based services. For this shift to be successful, consumer trust is critical. Michael and Megan share insights into current consumer trust levels, critical adoption factors that companies moving into this space should consider, and steps companies can take to build positive digital health experiences for their customers.
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