Context is Key to Investing in Health Innovation: Perspectives from Health Entrepreneurs in India, Kenya, and Mexico

Lauren Westervelt, Merry Davis, Erin Escobar

In emerging markets like Kenya, India, and Mexico, entrepreneurs are launching new and exciting ways to deliver healthcare. This groundswell of innovation is vitally important—many of these companies are poised to fundamentally change health and healthcare in their home countries and beyond. But the majority of fundraising support o ered today in these ecosystems goes to help established businesses or blueprint-stage ventures—a trend that has left healthcare enterprises in early stages of growth struggling for high-quality backing.