Health Software Funding, Driven by Obamacare, Hits Post-Dot-Com High

05.12.14 In the News

By: Christopher Zinsli | May 12, 2014 (Featured on Wall Street Journal’s Venture Capital Dispatch blog)

One of the less-divisive outcomes of the Affordable Care Act has been the law’s spurring of a new generation of health-care software startups. Prompted by the ACA, better known as Obamacare, the U.S. health-care industry is relying on startups with technology to ease its transition into a new era.

Health-software startups, in turn, are relying on venture capitalists at a rate not seen in more than 13 years. Such companies raised $237.5 million in the first quarter of 2013, the most raised in any single quarter since 2000, according to Dow Jones VentureSource…

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