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What is Rock Health?
Rock Health is a full-service seed fund that is powering the future of the digital health ecosystem, bringing together the brightest minds across disciplines to build better solutions. Rock Health funds and supports startups building the next generation of technologies transforming healthcare.
How can I get funding?
Where are you located?
Our headquarters are in San Francisco, but you don’t have to be.
What are you looking for?
We’re looking for clever, product-centric ideas that solve real problems in healthcare. Products can be in the form of web or mobile apps, services, have a hardware or sensor component, and should be early stage. No experience in the health space? No worries. We have resources and connections in the sector. We want you to use what you’ve learned in other segments — gaming, informatics, design, etc. and combine it with the expertise of our team and our partners.
I have some questions about submitting my company. Where do I go?
You can find the submission FAQ here.
What exactly does Rock Health provide to entrepreneurs?
Rock Health provides early stage health startups with funding and support. Startups receive:
Capital, in the form of an elective $100K convertible note or grants ($10-20K)
Access to a digital health community that you work within, and introductions to and meetings with our expert network, a broad range of individuals representing the healthcare industry, technologists, and venture capitalists, as well as alumni
Access to our network of partners, comprised of industry leaders, across healthcare and beyond
Dedicated office hours and hands-on support with our team, helping your company with fundraising, business/customer development, strategy, operating model/hiring, marketing and product launch support, and PR—consider us your first few employees
Medical expertise and guidance from Kaiser Permanente, the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, and UCSF
Weekly or biweekly support from programming partners, including the design firm Cooper and startup lawyers Fenwick & West
Over $35,000 worth of goods, services, and discounts (from Apple, SalesForce, AWS, oDesk, and more)
- The option to work out of our beautiful space in San Francisco’s Mission Bay
What are the possibilities for follow-on funding?
While we only invest once, our portfolio companies have gone on to raise money from Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Asset Management, Collaborative Fund, DCM, Felicis, First Round, Floodgate, Founders Collective, Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Khosla Ventures, NEA, Social+Capital, SV Angel, True Ventures, USVP, Venrock, angel investors Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Caterina Fake, Yuri Milner, Mark Pincus, Keith Rabois, Kevin Rose, and many others.
Who’s behind this?
What can I expect after joining Rock Health?
You join a growing and engaged community of entrepreneurs solving the biggest problems in healthcare. We regularly host events for our portfolio companies to promote collaboration and community.
Can I talk to someone at Rock Health about my startup or idea?
No problem! We have office hours in multiple cities. Just schedule them here.
I’m looking for a job. Can you introduce me to startups?
Still have questions?