Rock Weekly: Healthcare is the future of everything important


December 22, 2014

In just three short years, healthcare has gone from being Google’s least favorite area to representing more than one-third of its 2014 investments, totaling more than $150M this year. With ambition ranging from genomics to regeneration to anti-aging, it might be time to consider that the tech giant best known for its omnipotent search box will be fueling the next era of medical innovation.

All this money in needs to come out. Which digital health companies will go public in 2015? You should take our survey and weigh in.


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Company Amt Investors Source
American Well $81M Undisclosed Boston Business Journal
First Opinion $6M Polaris Ventures, True Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Scrum Ventures, Monashees Capital TechCrunch
Solo Health $4.4M WellPoint, Novartis, Dell, Coinstar MedCity News
iFit $3M Cherubic Ventures, Yuan-jin Capital, Sino Strategy Group, Angels TechCrunch
Lift $1.1M Spark Capital, Obvious Ventures MobiHealthNews
Rise $1M Cowboy Ventures, Floodgate MobiHealthNews
Talkspace $1M Metamorphic Ventures TechCrunch

Interested in a full roundup of digital health funding deals since 2011? Get our funding database.

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