Rock Weekly: Inside the Obamacare War Room

November 11, 2013

If you were paying attention to the headlines last week, you read about our portfolio. Uber for workouts? Check. Your own personal behavior change coach? Now available. The truth about what’s in your protein shake? Here it is.

Also last week: we dished out the latest serving of Startup Elements.  From FDA to fundraising, learn the secrets of CEOs from digital health’s most talked about companies. And learn what it takes to be a healthcare virtuoso at Healthcare Bootcamp, this Saturday, in Boston.

Today is Veterans Day – thank you to all who serve our country.



Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills
New York Times

Inside the Obamacare War Room,’s Launch Was Chaos
Washington Post

Health Website Tests a Tycoon and Tinkerer
New York Times

9 Lessons Healthcare Leaders Learned From the Military
Beckers Hospital Review

How an iPod Could Transform Drug Testing
IEEE Spectrum

How the Obsession with Medical Costs Will Turn Digital Health into a Major Growth Industry
Business Insider

First Virtual Surgery with Google Glass
Science Daily

Pebble Sets Sights on Fitness Trackers with New App-Making Tools
Technology Review

Telemedicine: An Innovation Whose Time Has Come
Huffington Post

Healthcare Needs a Steve Jobs
USA Today

Saving Academic Medicine from Obsolescence
Harvard Business Review


Rock Health in The News

Behavioral Health Startup Sessions Launches To Provide Personalized Fitness Programs to All

LabDoor Sorts the Healthy Nutraceuticals from the Hype and Harm

Remote Personal Trainer Service Wello Now Lets You Work Out On-Demand
The Next Web



Name Amt Investors Source
ShapeUp $7.5M Cue Ball Capital and Excel Venture Management, Silicon Valley Bank Venture Wire
Knome $5.8M Undisclosed GenomeWeb
VGBio $3.69M Undisclosed SEC
GAIN Fitness $2.1M InterWest Partners and others TechCrunch
Sessions <$1M SV Angel, Collaborative Fund, Blackbird and Joshua Kushner TechCrunch


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