December 14, 2015
Venture funding in 2015 has reached $4.3 billion, right on track with 2014, according to Rock Health’s 2015 Year in Review report. There were 279 total deals this year and the average deal size was $15.6 million. Though the number of deals has decreased from last year, the average deal size is higher.
Rock Health only including funding deals that are above $2 million and the data is current as of...
November 30, 2015
Rock Health Managing Director Malay Gandhi has left the digital health-focused seed investor, MobiHealthNews has learned. Gandhi joined Rock Health in 2012, about a year after Rock Health launched.
"I enjoyed my time at Rock Health immensely, working with a bright, dedicated team to build it into the meaningful engine for the sector it is today," Gandhi told MobiHealthNews in an email. "I have...
November 10, 2015
Boston Children's Hospital released data from a discharge app pilot they launched last year and announced three partnerships, with Rock Health, IBM, and Grand Rounds. Early data from the Boston Children's discharge app pilot found that 99 percent of patients said the app was useful, up from 82 percent from the first phase of the pilot, which ended two years ago.
The discharge app used for these...
November 4, 2015
Tukwila, Washington-based Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, a behavioral health specialty pharmacy chain, has acquired New York City-based 1DocWay, which has developed a telepsychiatry network.
1DocWay helped providers offer remote visits to their patients through a browser-based videoconferencing tool that could be used on smartphones, tablets, and desktops. While 1DocWay never thought of itself...
October 26, 2015
Following up on their report on consumerism in healthcare, Rock Health Managing Director Malay Gandhi sat down with a few entrepreneurs that are trying to make direct-to-consumer business models in healthcare work. They grappled with the question of whether an increase of patients engaging with their health really translates to viability for direct-to-consumer healthcare companies.
October 20, 2015
San Francisco-based Amino, a new company that aims to use big data to help match consumers with the best doctor for them, has launched with $19.4 million in funding. Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, Rock Health, and a number of individual investors contributed to the round.
CEO and co-founder David Vivero previously founded RentJuice, an apartment renting startup that was ultimately...
October 19, 2015
Four out of five internet-connected adults use some kind of digital health technology, according to a new report on consumer health trends by seed investor Rock Health.
Rock Health identified six different categories of digital health use: searching for online health information, comparing health services online, tracking health with a mobile app, tracking health with a wearable device, using...
October 12, 2015
Funding for wearables startups -- not just health-focused wearables -- is on track for a five-year low according to a new report from CB Insights.
The firm says that startups focused on wearables are on track to hit $276 million for 2015, which would be 72 percent lower than 2014′s total and the lowest annual funding total since 2010. Last year's funding, it's worth noting, was unusually high due...
August 5, 2015
Boston-based healthcare analytics company Care at Hand has raised $560,000. The round was led by strategic investor PCG Public Partnerships, a financial management services firm that helps state, county, and local public agencies to implement a participant-directed service model so they can make personalized choices about which services they receive within their budgets.
Care at Hand offers a...
July 21, 2015
New York City-based 1DocWay has raised $1.7 million in a round led by iSeedVC, with participation from Rock Health, which announced its share of the investment in April, Asset Management, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and Waterline Ventures.
The company, which was founded in 2011, has developed a telepsychiatry network to connect hospitals with community health centers, skilled nursing facilities,...