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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus