Rock Weekly: Apple announces its comprehensive health and fitness device

Rock Weekly

The veil was finally lifted on the two most top-secret (and divergent) projects in digital health. Today, Apple revealed its long-rumored smart watch, the Apple Watch, “a comprehensive health and fitness device” to track physical activity and heart rate, and motivate you to reach daily goals—in addition to an improved motion chip, the M8, to better track activity on the iPhone. Elsewhere on the peninsula, the illusive Calico announced a $1.5B R&D center to house their death-fighting campaign.

If that isn’t enough excitement for you, our portfolio company Wellframe just raised $8.5M to improve patient-provider relationships with its artificial intelligence platform. Congrats, team!


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In Quest For Next Windfall, Tech Funds Look To Healthcare



Company Amt Investors Source
Sandlot Solutions $23.3M Lehmi Ventures peHUB
Propeller Health $14.5M Safeguard Scientifics, The Social+Capital Partnership MobiHealthNews
Wellframe $8.5M Draper Fisher Jurvetson, QueensBridge Venture Partners, Formation 8, Waterline Venture VentureBeat
Beddit $8M InVenture MobiHealthNews
Oneview Healthcare $4.7M Undisclosed Business and Leadership
RxResults $4M Ansley Securities Ansley Equity Partners MedCity News
Blueprint Genetics $3.9M InVenture FinSMEs
Clarity Health $1.9M Undisclosed MedCity News
Axial Healthcare $1.8M Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners; Sandbox Industries MobiHealthNews

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