Rock Health

By Brian Dolan 01:43 am June 21, 2012
Agile Diagnosis, a mobile health startup that recently graduated from health incubator Rock Health's second class, has raised $2 million in funding, according to a regulatory filing. The startup hopes to raise an additional $1 million, according to the filing. A report in TechCrunch this week notes that the startup said it had raised $2.5 million during comments its founder made at the Rock...
By Brian Dolan 07:51 am June 11, 2012
Khosla Ventures, the investment firm headed up by noted venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla, is increasingly making investments in mobile health startups. Khosla Ventures has made three investments in mobile health companies in as many months. In April we noted that Khosla had contributed to Misfit Wearables' $7.6 million second round of funding and just this morning...
By Brian Dolan 04:28 am May 17, 2012
One of the more entertaining panels at this week's Health 2.0 Spring Fling event here in Boston was the panel on digital health incubators. While the lineup did not include a rep from Rock Health as originally advertised, the panel did include founders from a handful of other increasingly high-profile organizations. Only two of them self-identify as "incubators", however. One is more like an...
By Brian Dolan 11:08 am April 2, 2012
San Francisco-based digital health incubator Rock Health announced plans to expand with a new program in Boston set to kickoff this June, according to the Boston Globe's tech columnist Scott Kirsner. Unlike the five-month long spring and fall programs that Rock Health offers in San Francisco, the Boston program's duration will be three months: June to August. While the programs have different...
By Brian Dolan 06:40 pm March 26, 2012
This week a new wellness-focused incubator for startups launched in New York City: WellTech Funding. The six-month long incubation program seeks startups focused on consumer wellness solutions, including new online platforms, services, web or mobile apps or other consumer tools and products. The program is looking for both consumer-facing products and services as well as B2B offerings for...
By Brian Dolan 11:06 am March 9, 2012
Ginger.io, a behavioral analytics company that spun out of the MIT Media Lab, announced this week that mobile health startup, Pipette, will be folded into Ginger.io. The company adds both Pipette's software and its two founders. Notably, Pipette was a part of the San Francisco-based Rock Health incubator program, where it developed mobile health offerings that enable hospitals and care teams to...
By Brian Dolan 02:30 pm February 13, 2012
In the fall of 2010, AT&T announced a partnership with WellDoc to bring the mobile health startup's DiabetesManager app and service offering to its enterprise customers. Ever since then the mobile operator has been searching for other "best of breed" vendors to help bring to market. During that "exhaustive search" AT&T realized that both its customers and the developers it had met with...
By Chris Gullo 11:11 am December 20, 2011
Mobile health incubator Rock Health recently announced its second group of startups, the "Spring Class of 2012." The 15 companies will begin the incubator's five month program in January. The program includes $20,000 in grants, mentorship from health policy and business experts, as well as office space. Rock Health, founded by four Harvard Business School graduates, launched as an digital health...
By Brian Dolan 10:45 am December 20, 2011
A new health incubator, Healthbox, is  set to launch on January 9th with its first batch of 10 health startups, which it chose from some "hundreds" of applications that came in from 26 states and eight countries. A group of healthcare providers, payors, venture firms and others supported the formation of Healthbox, including venture capital firm Sandbox Industries, the BlueCross Blue Shield...
By Brian Dolan 05:28 am August 29, 2011
Venture capital firm Morgenthaler Ventures has named the 11 most promising health IT startups in the US that are seeking seed stage or first rounds of funding. The 11 startups will present demonstrations of their wares at an event next month in Mountainview, California, called DC to VC. The showcase is co-organized by the Silicon Valley Bank, Health 2.0 and Practice Fusion. Among those tapped to...