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Device Investors Showing Some Spine

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

This clearly isn’t the go-go period of spine in the mid 2000s, but venture capitalists can’t ignore the enormous opportunities for companies able to treat low back pain. Elsevier’s Strategic Transactions shows that just in the last year, 26 spine or low back pain companies received private funding. To be sure, many were small rounds, some were funded with debt, and some were insider rounds trying to keep companies moving forward, but venture investors showed excitement by investing in large rounds for a select number of start-ups.

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