Rock Weekly: How entrepreneurs’ brains are wired differently

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December 23, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce a new addition to our portfolio. Co-founded by Munjal Shah, founder of Like.com, Health Equity Labs is making good health an asset you can leverage.  Rock Health joins Charles River Ventures, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures, Greylock Partners, and WTI as investors in the company’s Series A round.

Just in time for the holidays, Cellscope shipped their first otoscopes and this little girl got a new hand from a high school robotics team.  Still have last minute presents to buy? We’ve got you covered with our digital health gift guide — note: wearables have shown they double as abarometer for how much twerking affects your sleep.

Join leading women in healthcare for a one-day exclusive retreat in San Francisco on March 27th. XX in Health is now accepting nominations.

Headlines

How Wearing Tech On Our Bodies Actually Helps It Get Out Of Our Way
Wired

Entrepreneurs’ Brains Are Wired Differently
Harvard Business Review

The Average Successful Startup Raises $41M, Exits At $242.9M
TechCrunch

23andMe Flap With FDA Just A Bump In The Road
The Wall Street Journal

People Are Ready For Future Health Tech — But No One Wants A Robot Surgeon
Fast Company

GlaxoSmithKline To Stop Paying Doctors For Endorsements
The New York Times

The Top Scientific Discoveries Of 2013
Wired

Weighing Health Plans: The Devilish Details
The New York Times

Healthcare’s Road To Ruin
The New York Times

Rock Health in the News

Funding

Company Amt Investors Source
Maxwell Health $6M Vaizra Investments, Catalyst Health & Technology Partners, others TechCrunch
Soundhawk $5.7M True Ventures The Wall Street Journal
RetroFit $5M Cambia Health Solutions VentureBeat
Curoverse $1.5M Hatteras Venture Partners, Point Judith Ventures, Common Angels, others VentureBeat
FlexMinder $1.4M Founder’s Co-op, WRF Capital, others Geek Wire
Socrates Health Solutions $1.29M Undisclosed SEC
Nexercise $939K Undisclosed SEC
Ring.MD $500K Singapore’s National Research Foundation VentureBeat
Health: ELT $375K Undisclosed SEC

 

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