Global health tech community
The Health Tech 50 platform was launched to recognise investors allocating capital to speed up the transformation of traditional healthcare. After the pandemic had put a challenge on both health systems and people's well-being, health technology became a new frontier in venture investing – and our goal is to inspire more investors to join the change. A celebration of the most powerful accomplishments across the global health tech community, we hope this initiative will act as a reference point for VCs, LPs and entrepreneurs across the globe.
Nomination starts1st June, 2022
Voting starts15th July, 2022
Voting deadline5th September, 2022
Final list reveal8th September, 2022
Nomination event5-6th October, 2022
Investors changing the landscape of health
Put them on your radar – Health Tech 50 is a list of 50 most prominent investors staying ahead of the curve. Big bets, brave decisions and bold vision of these VCs helped many founders scale their solutions and move us all closer to the future of more accessible healthcare. Now that digital health is having its moment, let's raise a toast to the world's top investors contributing to this journey.
The Health Tech 50 ranking methodology was created by Kilo Health. We sought to craft a methodology that would incorporate metrics that define a great investor. We reached beyond traditional financial performance metrics, taking into account less traditional metrics such as the founder's voice, and a recognizable VC brand. Lastly, we did not forget you - the digital health community. Your voice also counts.
In the Health Tech 50 ranking, Venture Capital investors are ranked based on 10 distinct metrics. We have split the metrics into two separate groups: direct and indirect metrics.
These metrics take into account the investment activity of the investor. We only included investments into technology-enabled healthcare products and services that contribute to people‘s wellbeing, quality of lives, improve healthcare delivery, and speed-up the transformation of traditional healthcare sector. Investments into pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related innovations are not included into Health Tech 50 ranking.
There are seven direct investor metrics used in our methodology. Each metric was taken into account while calculating the overall Investor Score. Each direct metric has its own weighting. All seven direct metrics combined represent 80% of the final Investor Score.
Seven direct metrics are as follows:
Metric #1. Companies invested (last 18 months): number of investments into new health tech companies over the last 18 months (2021.01 – 2022.06).
Metric #2. Companies invested (last 10 years): number of investments into new health tech companies over the last 10 years.
Metric #3. Portfolio companies (with a valuation from $100M to $1B): number of health tech companies in the portfolio valued from $100M to $1B.
Metric #4. Exits (last 18 months): number of exits (health tech companies only) completed by the investor over the last 18 months (2021.01 – 2022.06).
Metric #5. Exits (last 10 years): number of exits (health tech companies only) completed by the investor over the last 10 years.
Metric #6. Unicorn portfolio companies (with a valuation of $1B+): number of health tech companies in the portfolio valued over $1B that have Unicorn status.
Metric #7. SDG-related companies invested / total companies invested (last 18 months): Ratio of SDG-related investments to the total number of investments into new health tech companies over the last 18 months (2021.01 – 2022.06). We used the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) framework to determine this ratio.
Indirect metrics take into account the non-investment related activity of the investor. Three indirect investor metrics were taken into account while calculating the overall Investor Score. Each indirect metric has its own weighting. All three indirect metrics combined represent 20% of the final Investor Score.
Three indirect metrics are as follows:
Metric #8. Brand awareness score: an aggregated number of total followers in all social media platforms combined (LinkedIn, Twitter and Medium).
Metric #9. Founders score: a scoring metric based on Landscape.Ventures platform and methodology, which represent a founder’s voice on different qualitative aspects such as approachability, response time and professionalism aggregated into a single score on the Landscape platform.
Metric #10. Public score: number of public votes cast for the investor by the public on the HealthTech50.com platform by 5th of September, 2022.
The final Investor Score is derived based on 10 distinct metrics, and investors are ranked accordingly in the final Health Tech 50 list. The list is dynamic, Metric #10 will change during the voting period, and the final Health Tech 50 list will be published on the 8th of September, 2022. The cut-off time for public votes is the 5th of September, 2022, 23:59 CET.