Rock Health

By Jonah Comstock January 4, 2017
According to Rock Health's new end-of-the-year funding report, total digital health funding was down to $4.2 billion, an 8 percent drop from 2015's total of $4.6 billion. But even though less money was infused into the industry, 8 percent more companies received funding: 296 versus 273 last year, a record number of companies funded. Interestingly, nearly 20 percent of the funding was wrapped up...
By Heather Mack December 15, 2016
Consumer adoption of digital health has reached its tipping point. More people than ever are using wearable devices, accessing telemedicine, and going online to search health information. They are also more willing to pay for digital health tools, more willing to share their data, and want to take more ownership of their health, according to a new report from San Francisco-based venture fund Rock...
By Jonah Comstock November 3, 2016
Digital nutrition platform Zipongo has raised $18 million in new funding and will use the funding to continue to move more deeply into the healthcare space. The round was led by Mayfield (whose other health investments include Basis Science, HealthTap, Lantern, Brighter, and Finrise), with participation from existing investors including Excel Venture Management.  Zipongo's platform consists of a...
By Heather Mack October 5, 2016
Bill Evans has joined Rock Health as the digital health seed fund company’s new managing director. Evans has worked with Rock Health since the company’s early days, and has worked at Genentech and Roche Diagnostics in informatics and product development roles. Prior to Genentech, Evans was a senior software engineer at Epinions and an analyst at Goldman Sachs. “As a leader at one of our long-time...
By Heather Mack October 4, 2016
We’re three quarters of the way through 2016, two reports from Rock Health and StartUp Health give a closer look into how this year’s digital health funding landscape is looking. StartUp Health expects 2016 to be the biggest year yet for digital health funding yet, and counted $2.4 billion in deals for the third quarter. The company, which counts the year to date at $6.5 billion, also counted an...
By Heather Mack July 19, 2016
As we come to the midyear point of digital health funding, two reports from Rock Health and CB Insights offer up analysis of how 2016 is coming along.   Rock Health reported just more than $2 billion in total venture funding – on track with the levels of both 2014 and 2015. While funding hasn’t continued to surge upwards as it has in the past, Rock Health analysts Mitchell Mom and Ashlee Adams...
By Brian Dolan June 6, 2016
Evidation Health has raised at least $11.6 million, according to an SEC filing posted last week. The filing lists Raj Ganguly as a director of the company, indicating his venture capital firm, B Capital, participated in this recent round. Ganguly co-founded B Capital with Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and it just raised its newest fund. A little over a year ago GE Ventures and Stanford...
By Brian Dolan May 31, 2016
Thanks to big $100 million-plus deals from digital health companies like Oscar, Flatiron Health and Jawbone, the amount of venture capital flowing into digital health during the first three months of the year puts 2016 on track to be a record year for funding. Digital health companies raised slightly more than $2 billion in Q1, according to CB Insights. Because of different scopes and definitions...
By Aditi Pai May 4, 2016
Rock Health Founder and Managing Director Halle Tecco has left the seed investor and former startup accelerator. “After nearly six years of helping build @Rock_Health, I’ve made the difficult decision to move on,” Tecco wrote on Twitter today. She added that she will continue making angel investments this summer via Techammer, an angel investment fund she founded with her husband. Tecco launched...
By Aditi Pai April 7, 2016
Earlier this week, Rock Health and Startup Health released their first quarterly funding reports for the calendar year. Rock Health, which has more specific inclusion criteria and only tracks deals above $2 million, reported $981.3 million in Q1 2016 digital health funding, while StartUp Health reported $1.8 billion. “If you spent the first quarter of this year listening to investors, founders,...