Despite Economic Uncertainty, Optimism Persists Among Startups in Home-Based Care

Several digital health darlings that have raised tens of millions of dollars over the past few years are now scrambling to survive.

Those focused on home-based care — for the most part — tend to be the exception.

Economic uncertainty, regulatory pressure and other factors have contributed to a dip in digital health investment in 2022, at least compared to a record-setting 2021, when startups hauled in $29.1 billion in funding, according to Rock Health data. That cooldown, in turn, has triggered a wave of digital health layoffs, with Carbon Health and Ro being two recent examples.

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