Dazzling VC Activity in 1Q19…

At the 2018 year-end holidays, venture capitalists celebrated an unprecedented year of investment activity, certain that it could not be repeated. Now that the books on 1Q19 are closed, the pace seems to have only modestly unabated from an historic 4Q19 with $32.6 billion invested in 1,853 companies. All of this was punctuated by the Lyft IPO in the second to last day of the quarter.

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Quarterly Check-up On Healthcare…

Notwithstanding the quite significant stock market turmoil for publicly traded healthcare companies in recent months, the level of private investment actitivty continued to be quite strong this past quarter. According to Rock Health, 1Q19 registered just under $1.0 billion of investments made in 61 healthcare technology companies, which while below the trailing two year quarterly average of $1.4 billion, still suggests an annual investment pace running toward $4.0 billion. StartUp Health, which reports global funding data and inlcudes non-software healthcare companies, tabulated $2.8 billion invested in the quarter.

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HealthVerity Announces $25 Million in Series C Funding

HealthVerity, Inc., the trusted foundation for the rapid creation, exchange and management of healthcare and consumer data, today announced its closing of $25 million in Series C funding led by existing investor Foresite Capital with participation from Flare Capital Partners, Greycroft Partners and other existing investors.

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