Why entrepreneurs should tackle women’s health

November 9, 2015

Women spend 29% more per capita than males on healthcare—and make 80% of healthcare decisions. So not surprisingly, digital health technologies focused on women are seeing skyrocketing growth—with half of all deals from the last five years occurring in 2015 alone. Read our breakdown of all the reasons entrepreneurs should tackle women’s health.

Get the scoop on using data in healthcare with builders and security pros Aptible, Lumity, and more at our Data-Informed Digital Health Meetup on 11/17 in SF.

Finally—congrats to portfolio company 1DocWay on their acquisition! Here's to even more access to mental health services.


Entrepreneurs Have Many Reasons To Tackle Women's Health
Tweet | Rock Health blog

A Tale Of Two Deliveries, Or An Out-Of-Network Problem
Tweet | Health Affairs

FDA Seeks Lessons Learned From Remote Clinical Drug Trials
Tweet | MobiHealthNews

Google Teams Up With American Heart Association To Tackle Most Deadly Disease
Tweet | The Wall Street Journal

Informatics: Make Sense Of Health Data
Tweet | Nature

The Cloud Hospital, Where Big Data Takes On Mysterious Medical Conditions
Tweet | Fast Company

Half Of Pioneer ACOs Leave—Some Gear Up For Next Gen ACO Program
Tweet | MobiHealthNews

How Seniors Are Taking Advantage Of Wearable Tech
Tweet | KQED

Health Insurance And The States: A Closer Look
Tweet | The New York Times

Video Game Designers Tout Games As Prescription Therapies
Tweet | STAT

Rock Health In The News

1DocWay CEO Takes Stock Of Acquisition, Future
Tweet | MedCity News

Stride Health: Gig Economy Band-Aid Or The New Social Contract?
Tweet | Fast Company

Mobile Health Apps Improve Adherence, Reduce Hospitalization
Tweet | MHealthIntelligence


Company Amt Investors Source
Lumo BodyTech $10M WuXi Healthcare Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Innovation Endeavors, AME Cloud Ventures, Innovalue Capital, MAS Holdings TechCrunch
MyHealthTeams $5M Sand Hill Angels, HealthTech Capital, The Westly Group, Adams Street Partners, CVS Health PR Web
Solera Health $3M BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries HIT Consultant
doDOC $200K Caxia Capital Vator News

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