Rock Health announces its fourth class and a new partner
Rock Health made two major announcements this week. The incubator named the startups that will make up its fourth class, and it has new partner to boot.
Two months ago Rock Health teamed up with VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) to increase their funding from $20,000 to $100,000 per startup.
Now Kaiser Permanente is joining Rock Health's partner lineup, which also includes KPCB, Mayo Clinic, Mohr Davidow, Aberdare Ventures, GE, Genentech, United Healthcare, UCSF, Harvard Medical School, and Nike. As the largest managed care and hospital system in the U.S., Kaiser Permanente will work closely with Rock Health to advance its digital solutions and provide key insights to the entrepreneurs in the program.
“We are pleased to welcome Kaiser Permanente as a partner, especially as we welcome our fourth class of participants,” said Rock Health CEO Halle Tecco. “Kaiser’s broad and deep perspectives as a leading provider of health benefits and health services will be invaluable to the startups in our ecosystem as they scale and develop long-term strategies.”
Only 14 startups were accepted into Rock Health's fourth class. Each of them will get funding, $30,000 in goods and services, office space at Rock Health's San Francisco headquarters, mentorship, legal advice, and web services.
The startups in Rock Health's fourth class are:
- Beam Technologies: Focuses on the convergence of technology and oral health, and makes the Beam Brush, the first app-connected toothbrush for mapping brush behavior to achieve a better understanding of oral care’s impact on overall health.
- BenefitsMe: Helps employers more strategically manage their HR benefits approach and helps employees appreciate their HR benefits again.
- CliniCast: Enables providers to improve outcomes and reduce costs through predictive analytics. Its first product, ARTO, helps providers reduce unnecessary hospital admissions in patients with chronic disease.
- Eligible: An API that streamlines insurance eligibility checks for doctors and patients.
- Kit Check: Helps hospital pharmacies process medication kits faster and without error.
- LabDoor: Builds report cards for supplements and over the counter medications, grading them based on their safety, efficacy, and price.
- Mango Health: Makes fun and elegant mobile applications to help consumers better manage and improve their health.
- Moxe Health: Increasing access to medical care, first through triage.me, which combines community-wide routing schemes with individualized patient data to provide optimized recommendations.
- OpenPlacement: Empowers people on all sides of the continuing care process with real-time information and tools to more efficiently and effectively match Seniors with Senior Housing and Care Providers.
- SuperBetter: Turns your health goals into an on-the-go game, with a current focus on helping players manage mental health challenges including depression and anxiety.
- Wellframe: Combines mobile technology and artificial intelligence to extend the provision of care from the hospital to the home, empowering patients to optimize their recovery and helping providers thrive in an evolving payment landscape.
- Wello: Aims to make the world a healthier place by making fitness more personal, accessible, and affordable through an online marketplace of fitness professionals who instruct over live, 2-way video.
- Wildflower Health: Making pregnancy healthier, safer and lower cost through personalized mobile apps.
- Zipongo: Delivers prescriptions for healthy living through its GroceryRx platform which helps families save money on personalized healthy meals and earn rewards for buying nutritious food.
For more on Rock Health, go to: rockhealth.com