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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work