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The Future of Medical Devices

The Future of Medical Devices
August 5, 2021

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Healthtech is experiencing a renaissance, and it's no surprise why. Living through a pandemic has increased our collective anxiety and fear around our health systems, our leaders, and our personal space. While telehealth and women’s health startups are the runaway favorites among investors, experiencing 61.2% & 129.3% growth YoY, respectively, medical devices remain the most heavily funded area of discovery and innovation, with 359 deals taking place so far this year. Today, we look at where the money has been going in recent months.

 

Follow the money, foresee the future. 

  • Exo Imaging just raised a $220MM Round C from investment firm RA Capital, BlackRock, & others. The firm is advancing ultrasound technology by using new materials, processes, and AI to create higher quality imaging at a more affordable cost. 
  • Paradromics raised a $20MM seed round, bringing its total seed funding to $32.45MM. The Austin-based startup uses brain-computer interfaces to functionally restore capabilities for people with paralysis, blindness, deafness, and other conditions.

  • MOBILion Systems raised a $60MM Round C led by the hedge fund D1 Capital in July. They’re working to enable earlier disease detection and diagnostic accuracy with a pharmaceutical extension.

 

Recent Medical Device IPOs,  SPACs, and M&As

  • Aesther Health Acquisition, a blank-check company, filed paperwork in July to raise $100MM to target pharma and medical device sectors. The firm is led by TRxADE co-founder, Suren Ajjarapu, whose marketplace for pharmaceuticals IPO’d in February.

  • Rani Therapeutics, a San Jose company developing a pill to replace injections, went public last week and raised $73MM. 

  • Velano Vascular was acquired by health care equipment public company, BD, for its “Steve Jobs of Drawing Blood” value proposition.

  • Bioventus raised $104MM in its IPO earlier this year for its orthopedic care technology.

     

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Since last week, PrivCo has added:

1120 Companies | 134 Funding Activities | 76 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:
 

Cayaba Care raises $3.2MM from Flare Capital Partners

Health Care Services • Seed • Philadelphia, PA
 

ZenLedger raises $6MM from Accelerator Ventures

Investment Banking • Round A • Bellevue, WA
 

NavigatorSRVS raises $17.2MM from Fulcrum Equity

Data Management • Equity • Seattle, WA
 

InterVenn BioSciences raises $201MM from Heritage Provider Network & others

Biotechnology • Round C • South San Francisco, CA
 

NovaKid raises $35MM from Owl Ventures & Goodwater Capital

EdTech • Round B • San Francisco, CA


Finite State raises $30MM from Energize Ventures 

Supply Chain • Round B • Columbus, OH
 

Nozomi Networks raises $100MM from Triangle Peak Partners

Cybersecurity Industrial Products • Round D • San Francisco, CA
 

Juno Care Systems raises $5.4MM from Vast Ventures

Health Care • Seed • New York, NY


Sanofi will acquire Translate Bio for $3.2BN

Biotechnology • Acquisition • Lexington, MA


MSCI will acquire Real Capital Analytics for $950MM

Real Estate Analytics • Acquisition • New York, NY
 

CDW Corporation acquires Focal Point Data Risk

Data Security • Acquisition • Tampa, FL
 

Gryphon Investors will acquire Wittichen Supply Company 

Industrial Distributors • Acquisition • Birmingham, AL

 

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