Startups of the healthcare sector in USA attracted $1.81 billion from venture capitalists in the second quarter of 2013. Medical device startups represented 38% of the deals and 35% of the dollars invested. This according to the Q2 Venture Capital Activity Report issued by CB Insights, a venture capital database.
Although money invested by venture capitalists into startups declined 14% when compared to the same period last year, the number of deals remained the same. Total investments represented 24% increase over the first quarter when the money invested reached $1.47 billion.
California was the investments main destination (43% of the $1.81 billion invested in the sector and 41% of the deals), followed by Massachusetts (20% of the money invested in the sector and 15% of the number of deals).
The healthcare IPO (Initial Public Offer) market also impressed: 11 of the 22 IPOs in the second quarter of 2013 were of healthcare companies.