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According to one survey, funding in fertility-related start-ups has nearly quadrupled since 2014, according to one survey, with gross investment approaching 2.2 billion dollars.
FREMONT, CA: Infertility rates are increasing in both men and women. Research suggests that one in every seven couples has difficulty conceiving naturally. This has prompted an increase in the number of individuals seeking infertility treatment, which consumer technology firms have aided. Femtech firms designing next-generation pelvic floor strength devices and breast pumps have undergone a serious growth curve and unlocked latent interest in the female health industry in light of the developments.
A Market Ripe for Disruption
According to one survey, funding in fertility-related start-ups has nearly quadrupled since 2014, according to one survey, with gross investment approaching 2.2 billion dollars. The overall number of deals has almost doubled in the last five years, from 47 in 2014 to 97 in 2019. In addition to rising in volume, the average deal size nearly doubled from 4.1 million dollars in 2014 to 7.73 million dollars in 2019.
One research concluded that this is an industry primed for innovation and investment based on these numbers. This is an incredibly promising industry that has long been plagued by underinvestment and a lack of creativity, and now it is on the verge of seeing a paradigm shift. This growth is projected to continue over the next five years, mainly because those initial steps are often the most difficult, so they will gain greater funding when one sees more and more developed firms.
In this space, there are some very talented entrepreneurs developing inspiring start-ups. All of them have the ability to transform the market fundamentally, and VC funding would be critical in bringing this about. The fertility start-up landscape development has been aided by more open discussion, understanding, and interest in fertility therapy. Despite seeing positive green shoots for this industry, there are still some obstacles to tackle, especially in terms of care affordability and attracting funding. Thus, further creativity is needed to meet the huge and growing latent demand in this industry.
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