Rock Weekly: Should the brain be treated as a medical device?

Rock Weekly

May 26, 2015

Let’s talk about robots. They’re hyper-accurate, cost-saving, depression-diagnosing—even cute. Regardless of the debate about robots vs. humans, one open question in healthcare remains: if algorithms and robots are more accurate than a human doctor, should the human brain be regulated as a medical device? Either way, we’re jazzed this man is getting his limbs back after four decades thanks to bionics.

We’re also jazzed that portfolio company Stride Health just raised $13M to be the go-to health insurance and HR platform for an entire one-third of the workforce: freelancers. Congrats, team!


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Company Amt Investors Source
Metabiota $30M RSTP, Capricorn Healthcare, WP Global Partners, Industry Ventures, Data Collective TechCrunch
Jiff $23.3M Rosemark Capital, GE Ventures, Venrock, Aberdare, Aeris Capital FinSMEs
Stride Health $13M Venrock, NEA, Fidelity Biosciences TechCrunch
Pursuant Health $2.4M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews
OneOme $1M Undisclosed TECHdotMN

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