The Australia & New Zealand Health Tech 100 is HolonIQ’s annual list of the most promising startups from across digital health, biotech, medtech and other areas where entrepreneurs are driving healthcare innovation.
Australia and New Zealand’s Health Tech startup community is impressively diverse, with a range of organizations and entrepreneurs focused on disrupting markets locally and globally. The Australia & New Zealand Health Tech 100 reflects a balanced healthcare ecosystem. A number of startups in the medical device market are gaining momentum (and raising capital) and organizations focused on research and technological systems are also performing strongly. The 2022 cohort also shows the increasing focus on prevention in healthcare, with physical fitness and wellness prioritized as we emerge from the pandemic.
The distribution of startups across the Global Healthcare Landscape Taxonomy reflects the range of activity in the region.
The 2022 Australia & New Zealand Health Tech 100 is mapped to the HolonIQ Global Healthcare Landscape, an open-source taxonomy for the future of health and wellness.
By viewing the 2022 cohort against the taxonomy’s clusters it is clear the region has a vibrant startup community. The impact of the pandemic is apparent with a burst of activity in ‘virtual first’ business models post 2020 but Australia & New Zealand’s historic strengths in medical devices, health research and technology is also evident - especially among the more established startups in the 2022 cohort. Global healthcare funding markets have tightened in recent times but the past 12 months has seen a range of organizations in the region successfully raise capital, including: Saluda Medical (global medical device company); Harrison.AI (clinician-led healthcare AI company); Eucalyptus (stable of healthcare brands); Sonder (organizational wellbeing and safety) and Seer Medical (clinical wearable device).