For the fourth consecutive year, we saw record breaking investment in digital health in 2018. Corporate Venture Capitals (CVCs), like our own investment arm Echo Health Ventures, participated in one-third of those deals in 2018. These findings and more come from a recent 2019 Corporate Venture Group Report, created in partnership with Health Evolution, Echo Health Ventures and Humana.
So far, 2019 has been just as active. CB Insights and Startup Health each recognized Echo Health Ventures in their mid-year 2019 reports as being one of the most active health care investors, welcoming Strive Health, Aledade, Cityblock, DispatchHealth and Genome Medical into its portfolio.
Beyond these investments, there are also some unique market conditions that offer promise for these solutions to actually take shape—things like technological advances, financial imperatives, and consumer demand for an improved experience.
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