An inside look into funding
Start-ups hold promise in helping the Indian healthcare sector bridge the gap between supply and demand among all segments – treatment, drug discovery, medical device inventions, and other services.This paper highlights Healthcare start-ups in India are characterised by prevalence of extremely low levels of funding. They have accumulated a sum of USD27 million in the first four months of 2016. In the period ranging from 2009-2016 (till April), the sector received cumulative investments of more than USD338 million. Start-ups, with the potential to bridge the huge demand-supply gap in the Indian healthcare system, were able to attract only a small fraction of overall investments in the healthcare sector.