Michael Esquivel

Michael Esquivel

Fenwick & West LLP

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Digital Health Investments Top $2.6B* in the First Six Months of 2014

Thanks to an impressive showing in April, digital health investment in the first half of 2014 totaled $2.676 billion. There were a total of 38 deals for $20 million or more from January through June, with more than two-thirds...more

8/1/2014 - FDA Healthcare Investors Popular

Digital Health Investments Rack up Another Impressive Month in May

Digital Health investment in May totaled $691 million, down from the impressive $924 million netted in April. The nearly $700 million in new capital, however, compares favorably to the $421 million taken in in March and shows...more

6/25/2014 - mHealth Popular Startups

Digital Health Investments Rebound In April

Private investment in digital health rebounded in April after a lackluster March with more than $924 million in venture capital and private equity going into the sector. That tops the $700 million garnered by the sector in...more

5/16/2014 - Digital Health Healthcare Investors Venture Capital

Digital Health Investments Heat Up In 2014

Fundraising for digital health continued on its record pace in February with more than $320 million in venture, debt and private equity investment going into the burgeoning sector....more

3/17/2014 - Healthcare Investors mHealth Private Equity Venture Capital

Top Ten Digital Health Investments Of 2013; Generating Momentum For The Year Ahead

Digital health investing started the year on a high note with four $20+ million rounds of funding in January alone for MD Live, TigerText, MC10 and WellDoc. That’s a very promising continuation of the tremendous funding...more

2/26/2014 - Digital Health Healthcare Investors

How and Why Your Team Is Everything (And Other Essentials for Startup Success...)

The multi-faceted answer to our question: over the years working with entrepreneurs and inventors, what have you seen as an essential attribute to startup success?...more

2/14/2014 - Legal Perspectives Startups

The One Mistake Startup Entrepreneurs Always Make - A Legal Perspective...

In your experience working with startup entrepreneurs, what's the one mistake they make time and again? The answer to that question of course varies greatly, depending on whom you ask - and, for legal perspective, we...more

10/24/2013 - Business Formation Legal Perspectives Shareholders' Agreements Startups

The Five Key Questions Every Digital Health Entrepreneur Should Consider

Bob Kocher M.D. of Venrock has three words of advice for aspiring digital health entrepreneurs and investors: “Think Big Enough.” His point is that healthcare in America is so expensive and so inefficient that if you can’t...more

10/8/2013

12 Dos And Don’ts For Angel Investors

Earlier in the summer, Fenwick hosted a program for new angel investors with RockHealth. As part of the event, Ash Fontana of AngelList presented a primer for new angel investors that included a dozen dos and don’ts that are...more

9/23/2013

Hot Companies In Digital Health

With venture capital funding of digital health up 45 percent in 2012, according to Rock Health, we're hearing a lot about mobile health apps and healthcare IT. You may be asking yourself what is digital health? Hear my take...more

4/23/2013 - Health Information Technologies Healthcare Innovation Mobile Apps Venture Capital

Is Digital Health Poised To Grow Or Is It Hitting The Wall?

Recently, the Pew Internet & American Life Project (the “Pew Internet Report”) reported that nearly 70% of Americans are monitoring one or more health metrics for themselves or a loved one, but only 21% of those are using a...more

3/14/2013 - Healthcare mHealth Mobile Apps Mobile Devices

Price Transparency And Active Wellness

The New York Times’ health and science blog, Well, recently published a post discussing the results of an informal quest to find the price of a hip transplant. The post received widespread attention and commentary because of...more

3/4/2013 - Healthcare Price Transparency

Digital Health: Revolutionizing Healthcare [Video]

What is digital health? What sort of action is digital health seeing? According to Fenwick client and digital health incubator Rock Health, digital health funding was up 65 percent mid-year in 2012 and up 45 percent over the...more

2/6/2013 - Digital Health Healthcare

Who Will Pay For Digital Health Apps?

The question of whether or not smartphone apps can play an important role in the delivery of healthcare services has been more or less answered with a resounding yes. From weight loss to diabetes monitoring to diagnosing ear...more

1/31/2013 - ACOs Digital Health Healthcare mHealth Mobile Apps Startups

Hot Companies in Digital Health [Video]

With venture capital funding of digital health up 45 percent in 2012, according to Rock Health, we’re hearing a lot about mobile health apps and healthcare IT. You may be asking yourself what is digital health? Michael...more

1/11/2013 - Digital Health Healthcare iPhone Medical Devices mHealth Mobile Apps

Digital Health: Where is the Action for Entrepreneurs? [Video]

As CES 2013 draws to a close, Michael Esquivel, a partner in Fenwick’s Start-ups and Venture Capital Group, identifies where the action is for entrepreneurs and investors in digital health and healthcare IT. According to...more

1/10/2013 - Digital Health FDA Healthcare Internet Investors Life Sciences Medical Devices

Valuation – How to Assess Funding Options as a Start-up [Video]

Finally, investors have caught on to your concept, your company and your vision, and you’re now at the point where you have investment options on the table. You feel like you’ve arrived, but now what? How do you decide? What...more

12/13/2012 - Deal Terms Funding Options Startups Valuation

Big Data Could Save Healthcare System $300+ Billion Annually

According to a recent report released by Rock Health, Big Data has the potential to save the healthcare system more than $300 billion per year by improving poorly coordinated care, reducing fraud and abuse, and improving...more

12/12/2012 - Big Data Electronic Medical Records HIPAA HITECH Mobile Apps

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