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With over $11.5B of capital pouring into the sector globally, 2017 was the most funded year to date, surpassing 2016 by almost $3.5B. We are looking forward to seeing what this capital brings in 2018. Where does the money go? Who are most active investors? Which are geographical hotspots?
Aki Koivistoinen is an entrepreneur, strategist and batteries included health transformer, now leading the European arm of StartUp Health. StartUp Health is a global health innovation company and growth platform for entrepreneurs transforming health. StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of digital health companies – over 200 startups spanning 18 different countries – and network of over 40 000 innovators, industry leaders and investors committed to supporting the entrepreneurs re-imagining health and wellness. Prior to StartUp Health Aki was a co-founder of Karyon Ltd, a medical biotech company, developing targeted carrier molecules for imaging and treatment of solid tumors. As a strategist he works in company, industry and government levels in different market areas to build innovation capacity and boost business creation. Aki also serves on the advisory boards of startups he has invested in. StartUp Health is a global health innovation company. The StartUp Health Platform, including its Academy, Network and Innovation Fund, is empowering a global network of entrepreneurs and innovators to transform healthcare. With more than 200 companies, StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of digital health companies from 18 countries and 5 continents. StartUp Health was founded in 2011 by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes and is chaired by former Time Warner CEO, Jerry Levin. StartUp Health’s notable strategic partners and investors include AARP, Accenture, Allianz, AON, Aurora Health Care, Bayer, California Healthcare Foundation, Steve Case, Cleveland Clinic, Conifer Health Solutions, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Roger Ehrenberg, Brad Feld, GE Ventures, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SAP, SeventySix Capital and Stericycle.
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