Rock Weekly: Hackers love healthcare

Rock Weekly

February 9, 2015

“Every smart tech person I know is working in healthcare,” said legendary investor John Doerr at our CEO Summit last week. Healthcare is hot—and clearly so is (stealing) health data, helped by the fact that the industry’s cybersecurity lags far behind other sectors (which the FBI warned of last April).

23andMe Co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki onstage with This Week in Startups host Jason Calacanis at our Digital Health CEO Summit


Apple’s HealthKit Takes Early Lead Among Top Hospitals

Health Insurer Anthem Didn’t Encrypt Data In Theft
The Wall Street Journal

FDA Makes Official Its Hands-Off Approach To Regulating Digital Health

Under Armour Acquires MyFitnessPal For $475M
The Wall Street Journal

Matching People Who Have 3-D Printers With Children Who Need Prosthetic Hands
Fast Company

This Insurer’s Price Tool Could Shake Up The Medical Industry
Kaiser Health News

Mobile Health Will Move From Educational To Delivering Care In Five Years

Patient Ratings Not Linked To Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Smartphone Test For HIV And Syphilis Costs Pennies
Technology Review

Rock Health In The News

From Talking Cure To Texting Cure

Stride Health Extends Freelancer Health Insurance Program To Postmates Couriers

Meet Hi.Q, A Company Testing Your Health Consciousness
Vator News

Insurance Company LifeMap Taps Wildflower For Pregnancy App


Company Amt Investors Source
TrialReach $13.5M Smedvig Capital, Amadeus Capital, Octopus Investments TechCrunch
Sproutling $4M BoxGroup, Forerunner Ventures, FirstMark Capital, First Round Capital, Lemnos Labs, Accelerator Ventures SEC
Skipta $2.5M Mansa Capital MedCity News
FORCE Therapeutics $2.2M Undisclosed MedCity News
VitalMedicals $925K Angels, StartX VentureBeat

Get the full roundup of digital health funding deals since 2011. Subscribe to our funding database.

You should be getting this in your inbox, along with 26K+ other digital health fans.

    Rock Health will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you with news and occasional marketing.

    You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails or by contacting We will treat your information with respect. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your info in accordance with these terms.