Rock Weekly: Meet the seven newest startups at Rock Health

Last week, after a Brookings Institution study declared that the US has become less entrepreneurialover time, we also heard of an impending seven year lull in technology breakthroughs. No need to panic: here’s what digital health VCs are most excited about and why the death of American entrepreneurship has been greatly exaggerated.

Another reason to be optimistic? The sixth group of startups at Rock Health.

The results are in. Here’s which digital health company you think will IPO next.


US Mines Personal Health Data To Find The Vulnerable In Emergencies
The New York Times

Growing Evidence Points To Systemic Troubles In VA Healthcare System
Los Angeles Times

Medicine’s Top Earners Are Not The MDs
The New York Times

93% Of Patients Want To Email Their Doc. 25% Will Pay $25 To Do So
Becker’s Hospital Review

Should You Trust The Latest Health News? Here’s How To Know

How Technology Could Threaten Deaf Identity
The Atlantic

FTC To Turn Its Regulatory Eye Toward Data-Collecting Health Apps

A Hospital’s Most Important Secret System

In The Future We Can All Upgrade Our Brains
The Atlantic

Early Uber Engineer Launches House Call App
The Wall Street Journal

Rock Health In The News

Here’s Silicon Valley’s Answer To The FDA

A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

Wellframe’s Personalized Care Plan Tool Gets Validation From Merck
MedCity News

How Tablets Are Disrupting Healthcare For The Better


Company Amt Investors Source
Vivify Health $3M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews
SolveBio $2M Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Max Levchin MedCity News
Kurbo Health $1.8M Signia Ventures, Data Collective TechCrunch
First Opinion $1.4M True Ventures, Felicis Ventures TechCrunch
Healthify $500K Angel investors Xconomy
ActualMeds $400K Connecticut Innovations, Vineyard Point Associates PRWeb
LifeNexus $124K Undisclosed SEC