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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
February 2, 2016
Digital devices for collecting patient data — from connected blood pressure monitors to Ginger.io's voice analysis software — are creating a new category of medical data, digital biomarkers. According to a new report from Rock Health, these biomarkers have the potential to deliver new health insights, but there are challenges to incorporating these biomarkers into the existing efficacy landscape...
January 27, 2016
Even as medical technology enables some amazing things, the most important breakthroughs in public health could still come from simple technologies that can expand access to care and improve communications, according to a panel of providers and technologists that took the stage with Former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Summit earlier this week.
January 21, 2016
Gender diversity in leadership roles can improve the performance of a company, but that diversity is still hard to find in digital health, according to a report from seed fund Rock Health.
Although 2014 and 2015 were record years for women CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies, among the 45 healthcare companies on the 2015 Fortune 500 list, just 11 percent had a woman CTO or CIO. Additionally, only...