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20 Promising Canadian Digital Health Companies to Watch

  • July 2015

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“A company’s odds of success are better the closer they can get to their market,” argues Stephen Hurwitz, a thought leader in the Canadian venture capital industry, recognizing that the proximity to a VC-tech hub can help the success rate of Canadian startups.

A socialized healthcare system, Canada’s market is fragmented by province and type of care – most primary and emergency care is free for residents whereas specialty care, prescription drugs, long-term and in-home care amongst others, are not covered by the Canada Health Act. This system, while making healthcare much more accessible and affordable for citizens, leaves large gaps in coverage and therefore plenty of niches for companies to address current deficiencies with new products and technologies.

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