15 Women to Watch in Tech

Halle Tecco
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Halle Tecco

If there’s going to be disruptive innovation in the healthcare space, Halle Tecco may very well have something to do with it. In 2011 she founded Rock Health, the first seed accelerator exclusively for digital health-related start-ups. So far, 13 start-ups have gone through the program, which provides capital, mentorship, operational support and office space in San Francisco. Nearly half of them have received VC funding and one—Skimble—is profitable. To cover overhead and fund the start-ups’ grants, Tecco landed a number of high-profile backers like Nike, Procter & Gamble, Genentech, and UnitedHealth and top VCs like Accel and NEA. Plus, she has built partnerships with hospitals including Mayo Clinic, UCSF, and Harvard Medical School.