Caresyntax brings Series C funding to $130M

Digital surgery platform developer Caresyntax announced today that it added a $30 million extension to its Series C funding round.

Boston-based Caresyntax’s $30 million extension brings its total Series C funding to $130 million, adding to the first stage announced in April 2021, according to a news release.

PFM Health Sciences led the extension, with selected investors including funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, as well as ProAssurance, Harmonix and existing investors such as the Relyens Group and IPF Partners. The overall Series C features investments from Optum Ventures, Intel Capital, Lauxera Capital Partners, Vesalius Biocapital III, Arno Capital, Rezayat Investments, and Surgical.AI.

Caresyntax said the funding will be used to continue developing its digital surgery platform, which uses proprietary software and AI to analyze large volumes of real-world data in and around the operating room to offer insights for immediate use by…

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Report: Medtech dollars, deals hit new highs in first half of 2021

Fueled at least in part by exceptionally strong IPO and M&A markets, hedge funds, venture capitalists, private equity firms and corporate investors are committing more time and money into privately held medical devices companies, according to a new “Healthcare Investments and Exits” report issued by Silicon Valley Bank.

The report examining the first half of 2021 outlines deals and dollars committed to all sectors within healthcare — while also tracking exiting opportunities for investors. An examination of the medical device portion of the report reveals many promising trends.

First, capital commitments are up. Looking at dollars raised, U.S. and European medical device startups raised $4.6 billion in the first half of this year, putting 2021 on pace to eclipse totals dollars raised in 2020 ($5.2 billion raised) and 2019 ($4.8 billion raised.) It’s worth noting that European startups accounted for 34% of the dollars raised by medical device companies, up f…

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7 digital health startups you need to watch in 2021

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Digital health has skyrocketed in recent years. The pandemic has only propelled its growth by keeping patients away from doctors’ offices in droves.

Thanks to the continued adoption of smartphones, the growth of connected medical devices and changes in patients’ and providers’ preferences, digital health will only continue to expand through the 2020s and beyond, according to market researchers.

Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing.

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