Michael Esquivel

Michael Esquivel

Fenwick & West LLP

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Top Trends in H1 2016 Digital Health Investments

A few months ago, following our fifth annual Digital Health Summit, the attendees made some predictions about product development and investment in the rapidly growing sector. Now that we are more than halfway through the...more

9/2/2016 - Acquisitions Digital Health Fitbit Fitness Healthcare Investors IPO Life Sciences Mergers mHealth Popular Startups Tracking Systems

Infrastructure Deals Dominate Digital Health Investment in 2015

Among its list of defining quotes of 2015, Rock Health included one from a physician who was frustrated with the fact that, as she put it, “In my hospital there are 19 software systems across departments – few of which...more

1/12/2016 - Digital Health Healthcare Infrastructure Life Sciences Mobile Apps Popular Private Equity

Investments in Digital Health Infrastructure Dominate in August

At our Digital Health Summit earlier this year, Malay Gandhi, Managing Director at Rock Health, noted that once digital health venture investing accounts for 10% of all venture investment, we should start breaking out...more

10/15/2015 - Affordable Care Act Critical Infrastructure Sectors Digital Health Health Care Providers Healthcare Investment Life Sciences Mobile Apps Private Investment Funds Venture Funding

Key Digital Health Investment Trends to Watch

Our fourth annual Digital Health Summit brought together a select group of investors active in the digital health, life sciences, medical device, and healthcare industries for a one-day meeting to discuss the future of...more

9/1/2015 - ACOs Bundled Payments Digital Health Fee-for-Service Health Care Providers Healthcare Investors Life Sciences Medical Devices Patients Pharmaceutical Industry Popular Qualcomm Telemedicine Value-Based Fees

Jawbone and Oscar Lead Record Breaking Month for Digital Health Financings

Two blockbuster deals drove digital health financings to record levels in April. The month saw a total of nearly $790 million in deal flow, with the ten largest financing transactions of the month matching the first quarter...more

5/20/2015 - Corporate Financing Digital Health Equity Financing Healthcare Popular

Digital Health Enjoys Tremendous Growth in 2014

What a difference a year makes. Last year, we noted that 2013 was a blockbuster year for digital health investments with almost $2 billion of private capital going into the sector. We highlighted the 10 largest deals of 2013,...more

3/12/2015 - Corporate Financing Digital Health Emerging Growth Companies Financing Healthcare IPO

October Digital Health Investments Dominated by Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Digital health companies raised just over $730 million through venture, private equity and angel investments in September, according to our latest analysis, bringing the total for the third quarter to approximately $1.3...more

12/3/2014 - Angel Investors Digital Health Equity Financing Financing Healthcare IPO Venture Capital

Digital Health Investment in September Tops $700 Million

Digital health companies raised just over $730 million through venture, private equity and angel investments in September, according to our latest analysis, bringing the total for the third quarter to approximately $1.3...more

11/6/2014 - Digital Health Healthcare Telemedicine

Digital Health Investments Dominated by Software Plays in July

Healthcare software dominates the list of top digital health investments in July. Of the 10 digital health companies that received venture, private equity or angel investments of $10 million or more, six provide software...more

9/9/2014 - Angel Investors Computer-System Design/Software Services Healthcare Popular Private Equity Software Technology Venture Capital

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 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

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

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