Leadership in digital health investing


Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (GHI) is evolving corporate healthcare venture capital by utilizing their healthcare ecosystem strategy.

$500M Evergreen Fund

40+ Digital Health Investments


Investing globally in platform companies with proven technologies or business models where Merck's expertise can accelerate revenue growth and enhance value creation

Connecting innovative companies with complementary technologies to develop integrated healthcare solutions

Leveraging the vast R&D-based, global resources of Merck

Data will be the currency of health care


Combining emerging informational tools with existing health data while leveraging Health IT platforms enables innovative solutions which can improve the quality of health outcomes achieved and lower overall health system costs

Fund Investment Focus Areas

Therapy Planning

Ensuring delivery of the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. Utilizing Diagnostic & Patient Profiling solutions to identify undiagnosed patients, diagnose, and stratify patients. Providing Clinical Decision Support & Care Planning solutions enabling providers with expertise and precise relevant content, helping them make sense of data and provide individualized treatment recommendations.

Care Management

Ensuring improved outcomes, lower costs, and improved patient satisfaction. Improving Care Coordination by making care plans understandable and manageable, as well as linking clinical data with behavioral data, creating a contextual feedback loop. Providing Patient Education & Engagement solutions to enable providers and patients to jointly achieve desired outcomes. Utilizing Population Health & Monitoring solutions to identify care gaps and improve quality of care while eliminating unnecessary costs.

eClinical Trials

Improving site selection and trial subject recruitment by leveraging advances in analytics and social engagement platforms. Improving protocol adherence, helping patients engage with the system before, during and after studies through advances in mobile platforms and remote monitoring technologies.

Health Analytics & AI

Enabling better care by transforming big data into real world evidence through advanced analytics and self-learning platforms. Providing data interoperability, accessibility, and security to enable effective delivery of outcomes.

Investing growth capital to accelerate value creation


Typical venture investments have current revenue, are close to profitability, and are seeking growth capital. Investments must be attractive on their own, but ideally are an integral part of an ecosystem.

Geographic Focus

Investing globally, with a focus on North America & Europe

Company Revenue At Investment
Typical Investment Size

Smallest Investment = $1.5M
Largest Investment: $35M

A portfolio of innovative digital health companies


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Bringing venture mentality along with the benefits of a strategic investor


DIGITAL HEALTH FOCUS

Digital Health Expertise:

A team with deep expertise in digital health and healthcare operating experience


Focused Investment Model:

Providing expansion capital for existing businesses in a therapeutic and brand-agnostic manner

VENTURE MENTALITY

Ability to Move Quickly:

Streamlined investment process and autonomy to make deals


Focus on Creating Value:

Expert guidance from an experienced, entrepreneurial senior leadership team


Venture Approach:

Incented to create value for our portfolio companies

STRATEGIC BENEFITS

Merck Capabilities:

Access to leading science, supply chain, commercial channel, marketing and regulatory experts


Global Reach:

Connections to Merck’s global operations and talent in more than 140 countries

Contact Merck GHI Fund


With a vision that data will be the currency in healthcare, Merck GHI is building a carefully integrated portfolio of investments that are outside of Merck's core pharmaceuticals and vaccines businesses. As a strategic growth investor, GHI's goal is to grow emerging health care solutions into meaningful businesses. Companies that provide innovative health solutions within our focus areas are welcome to submit an investment proposal.


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