AKASA

sf
101 - 250 Employees
51 - 100 Engineers
$50M - $100M Funding
Series B

At AKASA, our mission is to build the future of healthcare with AI. We believe that complexity in medical billing and reimbursement in the United States drives up the hidden costs that we all pay, both financially and in the erosion of trust in our healthcare system. We’re here to change that.

AKASA's unique expert-in-the-loop approach, Unified Automation™, combines modern machine-learning with human judgment and subject matter expertise to provide resilient automation. As the only Unified Automation company for healthcare, we use the same machine learning approaches that made driverless cars possible to provide health systems with a single solution for revenue cycle management.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • The AKASA team came together to solve the financial failures that are bankrupting providers and patients across the United States. We brought together the best Silicon Valley technology thinkers and longtime healthcare industry veterans to ensure we innovate to solve the real challenges of healthcare revenue cycle management.

  • AKASA has an experienced and complementary founding team with the following backgrounds:

    • CEO was previously a partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley managing $10B in assets, where he helped start and build their healthcare investment team. He worked on almost 20 investments totaling over $250M in deal value. Started the company after discovering a massive healthcare opportunity that was largely unaddressed by, and unknown to, strong technology teams

    • CTO is a CS PhD from Stanford, where he focused on AI in Sebastian Thrun’s lab, and has worked on a wide variety of cutting-edge AI applications for over 15 years. He started an AI company out of his PhD, sold it to Google and worked on Google’s AI research team. He then started a cloud computing company, and sold it to Udacity, where he was previously head of AI

    • VP Eng is a Berkeley CS grad, former Google engineer, and was on the founding team at Counsyl (a genomics healthcare company). He helped grow Counsyl from 6 people to over 500 people and an acquisition last summer for ~$400M. He previously led a team of almost 100 people at Counsyl, and built most of their systems from scratch; his healthcare experience from Counsyl is very relevant to the problem we’re solving

    • VP Ops is a former partner from the Advisory Board Company (recently acquired for $2.6B) and Optum, two of the most influential incumbents in healthcare operations. An industry leader who has spoken at numerous national conferences, he was the youngest person to rise to a Partner role at the firm. He has deep operational expertise and relationships in healthcare, having previously worked with over 125 health systems

  • We’re looking for experienced people with a passion for technology and/or revenue cycle operations who believe that improving healthcare begins with better operational processes. We offer excellent benefits, a flexible work environment, and the freedom to do the work you love. Sound like a match?


Engineering at AKASA

Tech stack
Python
C++
AWS
PostgreSQL
sql
django
Go

Working at AKASA

There’s a unique sense of home and family at AKASA and much of it is driven by our team - from the bottom up you might say. In our remote environment, we have dedicated slack channels for sharing pictures of pets and another for sharing pictures of kids. We also have a highlights channel where folks can share their highlights from each week and they can be either work related or personal. Meetings are routinely conducted with kids or dogs on laps and there have been any number of instances where team members or the company has sent care packages or meal gift cards when someone has had to care for a sick parent or family member. We also prioritize making time to come together for team building activities that include everything from chocolate tastings to painting and building gingerbread houses for the holidays. We support one another as people as well as supporting one another as colleagues.

Diversity and Inclusion

We look for candidates that bring a unique perspective and voice — individuals who don’t just fit with our team but can add to it in their own way. We seek out individuals with integrity and a customer-centered mindset who are driven by curiosity. Additionally, we look for people who are optimistic, natural collaborators, and who seek to engage in being an essential part of building our company’s success and unique culture.

Our management team is very intentional about fostering a sense of safety for all employees to speak their mind and provide honest feedback to management and to one another. Additionally, we conduct regular surveys of our employees to measure how effectively we act with honesty and integrity, lead by example, ensure employees feel recognized and compensated fairly for their work, and that employees feel their work makes a difference both to the company and to improving healthcare more broadly.

Perks & benefits
  • Free Food

    Free lunch and snacks at the office

  • Gym/Fitness

    We have free gym access at our office and beautiful running trails right outside by the bay

  • Health Insurance

    We provide full medical, dental, vision and life insurance

  • Work from Home

    AKASA is based in South San Francisco. As a company, we embraced remote work before COVID-19. We consider ourselves experts in working collaboratively wherever our team members happen to reside.

  • Beautiful Office

    We're located right by the bay in South San Francisco so we get fantastic views and a beautiful walking trail right outside

  • Generous Vacation

    Flexible vacation policy


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