Liz Gannes

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Kleiner Perkins Leads Group Giving Rock Health Start-Ups $100K Each

Digital health start-up accelerator Rock Health will now give each accepted company $100,000 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Aberdare Ventures and the Mayo Clinic. Awarding a chunk of no-strings-attached cash follows the lead set by Y Combinator and followed by other accelerators. The Kleiner hookup comes from new partner Mike Abbott’s previous role as an advisor at Rock Health.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald