Rock Weekly: The next digital health IPO is…

Rock Weekly
May 12, 2014
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We polled 100 investors on what will be the next digital health IPO and this is what they said. Send us your vote here.

We got a few surprises last week, as Facebook shirked Moves’ previous privacy promises, and everyone was flaunting the discovery of the fountain of youth (i.e., injecting people with young people’s blood).

Headlines

Fitness Trackers Are On The Outs. Wearables Are Not
CNN

Six Truths Digital Health Entrepreneurs Need To Know
Re/code

The Best Evidence Yet Shows Health Insurance Saves Lives
The Atlantic

Most Fitness Apps Don’t Use Proven Motivational Techniques
NPR

Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Gets FDA Approval
The Verge

Big Companies Flirt With Dumping High-Cost Employees From Health Plans
The Daily Beast

Facebook Dances Around Privacy As It Counts Every Step You Take
Pando Daily

How To Steal $80M In Prescription Drugs
The Verge

The Day I Started Lying To Ruth
New York Magazine

Rock Health In The News

Kurbo Health Debuts A Mobile Service To Help Fight Childhood Obesity
TechCrunch

ThriveOn Wants To Make Mental Healthcare Affordable And Accessible
TechCrunch

Digital Health Check-Up: More Dollars, Fewer Bracelets
Xconomy

Funding

 

Company Amt Investors Source
Flatiron Health $130M Google Ventures Reuters
Counsyl $28M Goldman Sachs, Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners San Francisco Chronicle
eVariant $18.3M Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dignity Health, salesforce.com, Health Enterprise Partners Xconomy
QPID Health $12.3M New Leaf Ventures, Cardinal Partners, Matrix Partners, others MedCity News
EosHealth $8.2M Undisclosed MedCity News
HealthSpot $8M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews
SOLS $6.4M Lux Capital, Founders Fund, RRE, Rothenberg Ventures, others TechCrunch
Pear Sports $5M Innovate Partners, Nordic Ventures, Vizio Inc. VentureWire
LifeMap Solutions $5M LifeMap Sciences San Francisco Business Times
Iagnosis $2.9M Undisclosed MedCity News
iHear Medical $2.5M Lighthouse Capital, Aphelion Capital, Highlight Capital peHUB
Segterra $2.5M Henry Kauftheil Xconomy
Talkspace $2.5M Spark Capital, Softbank TechCrunch
Bulu Box $2M Midwest Venture Alliance, Mid-American Angels Investment, Two Bridges Capital Silcion Prairie News

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