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Eighteen Ventures produces free publications, i.e., Booklets, Information Briefs and Health Technology Development Briefs, designed to help health technology entrepreneurs learn about small business opportunities within the health technology development industry sector. The publications also provide information on how to secure new health technology development funding from Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs, i.e., National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF),  Health System Venture Funds and Healthcare Corporate Venture Capital Funds and Pharmaceutical Venture Funds.

Booklets

Private Sector Funding Options for Your New Health Technology Development Project©

Since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health technology development sector has witnessed steady streams of private sector investments into startups and small emerging firms.  The Mercom Capital Group, an Austin, Texas-based research and communications firm, indicated that since 2010 digital health companies have received $35 billion in investor funding in over 4,000 deals.  In 2018, Rock Health, a San Francisco, CA-based research firm, reported that private investors poured nearly $8.3 billion dollars into digital health startups and small emerging companies.  The 2018 investment level far exceeded the $5.7 billion provided in 2017.

This new informative publication is designed to educate aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and emerging small firms about five private sector funding options, i.e., Business Angels, Venture Capital, Health System Venture Funds, Healthcare Corporate Venture Capital and Pharmaceutical Venture Funds, available to invest in their health technology or medical device projects. It also highlights how they can better position and prepare their companies to actually obtain new health technology development money from the five private investment capital sources. Finally, the publication includes a list of potential investors presently seeking solid investment candidates who are producing market-driven, unique health technology solutions or medical devices.

Information Briefs

Health System Venture and Healthcare Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Funds

Increasingly, two funding sources are becoming significant private capital investors to health technology startups and small emerging firms. They are, more importantly, seeking and funding original health technology solutions that meet the demands of medical facilities, healthcare providers, and patients. Unlike traditional investors, such as venture capitalists and business angels, these investors offer a unique strategic relationship with startups and small emerging firms that goes beyond funding.

This free information brief is about raising early stage funding from Health System Venture and Healthcare Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) funds.  More importantly, it provides small firms with an overview of health system venture and healthcare CVC funds, their investment technology areas, and how to obtain the needed funding from the two unique funding sources.  The brief, moreover, shows a path for those who are looking for needed new health technology development private investment capital to those who are able to provide funding.

This publication is specifically designed for health technology startups and small emerging firms who successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept, i.e., feasibility, and/or built a technology prototype.  It offers startups and small emerging firms insights on positioning their companies to gain money from health system venture and healthcare CVC funds. Finally, the publication includes a list of the leading health system venture and healthcare CVC funds.

Table of Contents

- Two Health Technology Development Investment Sources

- Health System Venture Funds Overview

- List of Leading Health System Venture Funds

- Healthcare Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Funds Overview

- List of Leading Corporate Ventures Capital (CVC) Funds

- Winning Health System Venture and Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Funding

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Information Brief 

Acquiring Pharma Venture Capital For Your Digital Health Concept 

A publication detailing how to access investment capital funding from major pharmaceutical corporate venture capital (CVC) firms to fund a proposed digital health concept. The publication provides information on why and how leading international drug making corporations are investing health technology startups and small emerging firms. It also profiles specific pharmaceutical CVC firms investing in digital health. The publication, more importantly, describes what health technology startups and small emerging companies must do to secure pharma CVC funding.

Health Technology Development Briefs

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Artificial Intelligence Health market sector.  It also describes how to acquire seed funding from two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs to produce your AI Health concept.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Healthcare Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Augmented & Virtual Reality Healthcare market sector.  It also describes how to acquire seed funding from two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs to produce your Augmented & Virtual Reality Healthcare concept.

Behavioral Health (BH) Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Behavioral Health market sector. It also describes how to acquire seed funding from two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs to produce your Behavioral Health concept.

Digital Health Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Digital Health market sector. It also describes how to acquire seed funding from two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs to produce your Digital Health concept.

Digital Therapeutics Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistica about small business development opportunites in the Digital Therapeutics market sector. It also describes how to acquire seed funding from two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs to produce your Digital Therapeutics concept.

Telemedicine Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Telemedicine market sector.  It also describes how to acquire seed funding from two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs to produce your Telemedicine concept.

Upcoming Health Technology Development  Brief

Blockchain Healthcare

A publication describing small business development opportunities regarding using the block chain technology concept in healthcare.  The brief specifically includes examples of  block chain business models, block chain healthcare industry profile, block chain applications in healthcare and block chain healthcare technology concept development funding sources.