HealthSherpa

The best way to find and enroll in affordable health coverage.

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 10 and 25

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $2M - $5M

REMOTE WORK OK? Yes

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS Health Care Information Technology, Health Care, Health and Insurance, Healthcare Services, Personal Health, YC Summer 2012

What do we do?

Our mission is 100% covered. We want everyone to have high quality, affordable health coverage and to understand how to use that coverage to take better care of themselves and their families.

Why join us?

1) We grew 100x from 2014 to 2015 (1,500 people enrolled to 150,000 people - 3% of total Healthcare.gov new application volume).
2) We're working on implementing the Affordable Care Act by improving access to high quality, affordable health insurance, and helping people use their coverage once they have it.
3) We're very profitable.
4) No big egos, emphasis on openness and honesty.
5) We're multiple bottom line, targeting both profits and positive social impact.
6) 50/50 gender ratio.

Technical challenges

Scaling complex processes securely.

Our press coverage

http://whcbc.org/conf2015/Pulse2015.pdf
http://www.nytimes.com/news/affordable-care-act/2014/03/06/more-than-one-way-to-buy-a-plan/?_r=0
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/11/tech/web/alternate-healthcare-site/index.html?iref=allsearch
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/02/26/signing-up-for-obamacare-could-someday-take-as-little-as-10-minutes/
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101207592

Our tech stack

  • ruby
  • Backbone
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Python

Our investors

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Redpoint Ventures
  • Founders Fund
  • Innovation Endeavors
  • Kapor Capital