Rock Weekly: Prescriptions for your startup


July 23, 2012

What’s the prescription for an exciting summer?  A healthy dose of digital health, we think.  So whether its through our summer Skillshare seriesHealth Innovation Summit, or this week’s headlines, it’s time to start your digital health regimen.*

*Side effects may include burning questions, itching interests & excess health knowledge. 

Health Innovation Summit: New speakers announced!

Health Innovation Summit is rapidly approaching, and we are excited to announce that Dr. Leslie Saxon of the USC Center for Body Computing will be joining our incredible lineup of speakers, including Vinod Khosla, Dave McClure, Atul Butte, and Jane McGonigal.  Register Yo’Self


In First, Software Emulates Lifespan of Entire Organism
New York Times

Gene Data to Hit Milestone

Angry Birds Meets Bioinformatics

Controlling a Computer with Your Eyes
Technology Review

Health Care Hackers

Better Medicine Brought to You by Big Data

Fight Against Obesity is Major Investment Trend
Chicago Tribune

Healthcare Stocks Will Climb on Obamacare

Rock Health in the News

Your CEO May Be A Man, But Your Healthcare Customer is a Woman
Venture Valkyrie

Prescriptions for Your Health Startup
Stanford Medicine X

Now Your Smartphone Can Be Used To Diagnose Ear Infections At Home

Startup Spotlight: A Tradition of Disruption
Qualcomm Spark

Funding & Acquisitions

SAIC Plans to Acquire maxIT Healthcare for $473 Million
Wall Street Journal

Sermo, After Raising $40M+, Bought by WorldOne

WellFX Lands $5M Series A

Mobile Health Developer Azumio Acquires SkyHealth

  • Total M&A transaction volume in 1st Half 2012 increased by 28% over 2nd half of 2011.  BerkeryNoyes
  • VC funding of digital health is up 73% year-over-year. Rock Report 

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