Healthy.Capital launches second Digital Health Fund
the Netherlands, many young companies have strong technology and products. However, there needs to be more early-stage investments being made in digital health startups. Therefore, Healthy.Capital is launching its second Digital Health fund with an initial closing of 12 million euros on November 2, 2021.
Thanks to market developments in healthcare, Healthy.Capital sees good opportunities, according to Douwe Jippes, co-founder and managing partner. He says, "There are great growth opportunities for the Netherlands. This includes cost savings and the international scaling of Dutch companies. There are some fantastic examples. The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the need for digitalization in healthcare. The Netherlands needs to capitalize on this potential by investing in early-stage startups that make a difference in healthcare."
Transforming the healthcare system
The private investors behind Healthy.Capital supports managing partners in their mission to invest in startups that help transform the healthcare system. For example, the founder of Equipe Zorgbedrijven invests because of the focus on digital health. Jak Dekker, CEO of Equipe Zorgbedrijven, sees significant opportunities for innovative concepts. He says, "Without improving healthcare processes and increasing productivity through data and technology, our healthcare system will become overwhelmed." Jolanda Degen, founder of Darwin Invest, invests with a specific goal in mind: "Ensuring that we leave behind a better world for future generations."
Since 2018, Healthy.Capital has been investing in early-stage startups to improve healthcare. During the COVID-19 crisis, Healthy.Capital raised the initial closing for Fund II. The goal is to achieve an investment budget of at least 20 million euros. Jippes says, "The count doesn't stop here. We want to establish a significantly larger fund so that Healthy.Capital can support early-stage companies with knowledge, expertise, and substantial financial investments. In the coming months, we welcome new investors to accelerate as many digital health startups as possible."