Rock Weekly6/30/14

2014 digital health funding obliterates record-breaking 2013

Mollie McDowell

Creative Direction

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June 30, 2014

No big surprises lurked in Google’s announcement of their recently leaked Google Fit platform last week. However, they failed to mention the word ‘health’ once, focusing instead on basic fitness metrics—perhaps still nursing the wounds of their former Google Health and Flu Trends projects. At least Larry Page has healthcare on his mind, reiterating how much he wants to mine your health data. And he’s not the only one.

Want to know the real news of the week? Digital health funding in 2014 already exceeds total funding for all of record-breaking 2013. Sink your teeth into our just-released Midyear Funding report.

Headlines

Google Fit To Compete With Apple Health
San Francisco Chronicle

Should Google Be Allowed To Mine Your Health Data?
Gizmodo

FDA Proposes To Deregulate Some Digital Health Software
MobiHealthNews

Medical Boards Plan To Ease Path To Out-Of-State And Online Treatment
The New York Times

The FDA Responds To 23andMe Crackdown
VentureBeat

Treating The Disease Instead Of The Person
NPR

Expect Healthcare Spending To Rise In 2015
The New York Times

Your Doctor Is Now Mining Your Credit Card Data
Bloomberg

When Doctors Tell Patients What They Don’t Want To Hear
The New Yorker

Rock Health In The News

Millennial Entrepreneurs: Born To Solve Mobile-First Business Apps
Re/code

Adding Doctor-Patient Accountability To Mobile Health
PandoDaily

Halle Tecco’s Outlook On Digital Health
TechRepublic

Funding

 

Company Amt Investors Source
Grand Rounds $40M Greylock, Venrock, Harrison Metal Capital TechCrunch
Meet You $35M SIG, Matrix Partners, K2 Ventures TechNode
Definiens $20.4M Wellington Partners, Cipio Partners, TVM Capital, Gilde Healthcare Fortune
NantHealth $16M Undisclosed Built in LA
Truveris $12.8M Undisclosed VentureWire
OMsignal $10M Primera Capital, Golden Venture Partners, Mistral Venture Partners, Real Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners FinSMEs
BetterDoctor $9.9M Undisclosed VentureBeat
Soundhawk $5.5M Foxconn Technology Group, True Ventures The Wall Street Journal
Aledade $4.5M Venrock MedCity News
CoPatient $3.6M Cambia Health Solutions, Jonathan Bush, .406 Ventures Portland Business Journal

Interested in a full roundup of digital health funding deals since 2011? Get our funding database.

 
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