1. sherpaa:

    CNBC’s Nightly Business Report featured us in their Bright Idea segment on last night’s show. Click above to watch!

  2. The Next Thing

    chrismohney:

    In honor of our great nation’s birthday, my last day at Maker Studios will be this Friday, July the Fourth. I’m looking forward to a summer of conversations over summery beverages about starting the next thing. What is the next thing? I like editorial, I like writing, I like video, I like running teams, I like technology, I like doing fun stuff with smart people who move quickly. If you’re interested in a chat, by all means drop me a line at chrismohney dot gmail dot com. Enjoy perusing my widely praised Linkedin profile if you need context, background, business intelligence, and/or bullet points. And if you need me tonight, I’ll be at the bar.

    Note for Chris: I read “I like running teams” in the athletic sense and was about to email you demanding why you never asked me to join your elitist running team… then I checked myself before I wrecked myself.

    Note for everyone else: I had the privilege of working with Chris at Blip and Maker Studios and you should talk to him about running editorial at your company.

  3. > Quiz: Find the missing World Cup ball (Round 3)

    Bravo, NY Times! These interactive features/games are so fun.

    In case you missed it: Round 1 and Round 2

    Bonus: When did the they also start doing haikus?!

  4. We went to a gorgeous wedding a couple weeks ago on Cape Cod. One of my favorite parts of the reception was the open oyster bar: Wellfleets harvested at 8am that morning and shucked right in front of you. So fresh, so delicious.

  5. foxwithsocks:

evangotlib:

sherpaa:

Here’s a real life Sherpaa story that we think is truly amazing. In his own words below, Joey describes how we were able to prevent his soccer injury from turning his night into a catastrophe:
I was playing soccer late one evening and I got kicked really hard in the face. There was a lot of blood and I had a deep cut over my left eye. It was a pretty bad situation. My two biggest concerns were: do I need stitches for this, and if so, do I need to go to the hospital right away to get that done? It was already 10:30pm as all of this was running through my head, and the idea of a 4-hour visit to the emergency room sounded like a complete nightmare.
Since I wasn’t sure what to do, I used my Sherpaa account to get in touch with a doctor. Dr. Santana replied within a few minutes and I told her what happened. She asked me to take a picture of my eye. I sent her the first photo above and she let me know I definitely needed to get stitches. She also mentioned that with lacerations to the face, it’s preferable to get the stitches done by a plastic surgeon to make sure the scarring is very minimal. She immediately gave me a referral to a plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Kolker.
To my surprise, I was able to get in touch with Dr. Kolker - it was already 11pm at night at that point. He was very thoughtful and reassuring over the phone, and explained that it would be perfectly OK for me to wait until the morning to get stitched up. He gave me instructions on how to take care of the wound in the meantime and set up an appointment for me to see him at 8am the next morning.
This was amazing to me: not only did I have the comfort of knowing that I would receive amazing care in the morning, but I also avoided the emergency room completely. Instead, I went home and was in bed before midnight.
Dr. Kolker was fantastic the next morning - I was in and out of his office in less than 30 minutes. I didn’t have to miss any time at work or lose a bunch of sleep waiting in the ER to be seen.
Sherpaa, Dr. Santana and Dr. Kolker were fantastic for me for two major reasons. First, I ended up getting really great care: I didn’t have to research who to go to, while bleeding from a laceration on my face. That was all taken care of by Sherpaa. Second, I was able to get professional, expert medical advice late at night that saved me a whole lot of time and annoyance and a visit to the emergency room. It’s tough to really understand how important both of those things are until you’re in the moment and it’s happening.
Dr. Santana also checked in on me via my Sherpaa account the next day, and I happily sent her the second photo above. It was really nice to have that kind of follow-up. The whole experience could not have been more seamless for me.

Sherpaa in action.

Sounds really cool and convenient but also hella expensive if your employer isn’t paying for it. Curious what the pricing is like.

We don’t currently provide Sherpaa to single individuals - it’s only available through your employer. If you’d like Sherpaa, you can use our form to request that your boss look into it. We promise to be as charming as possible! :)

    foxwithsocks:

    evangotlib:

    sherpaa:

    Here’s a real life Sherpaa story that we think is truly amazing. In his own words below, Joey describes how we were able to prevent his soccer injury from turning his night into a catastrophe:

    I was playing soccer late one evening and I got kicked really hard in the face. There was a lot of blood and I had a deep cut over my left eye. It was a pretty bad situation. My two biggest concerns were: do I need stitches for this, and if so, do I need to go to the hospital right away to get that done? It was already 10:30pm as all of this was running through my head, and the idea of a 4-hour visit to the emergency room sounded like a complete nightmare.

    Since I wasn’t sure what to do, I used my Sherpaa account to get in touch with a doctor. Dr. Santana replied within a few minutes and I told her what happened. She asked me to take a picture of my eye. I sent her the first photo above and she let me know I definitely needed to get stitches. She also mentioned that with lacerations to the face, it’s preferable to get the stitches done by a plastic surgeon to make sure the scarring is very minimal. She immediately gave me a referral to a plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Kolker.

    To my surprise, I was able to get in touch with Dr. Kolker - it was already 11pm at night at that point. He was very thoughtful and reassuring over the phone, and explained that it would be perfectly OK for me to wait until the morning to get stitched up. He gave me instructions on how to take care of the wound in the meantime and set up an appointment for me to see him at 8am the next morning.

    This was amazing to me: not only did I have the comfort of knowing that I would receive amazing care in the morning, but I also avoided the emergency room completely. Instead, I went home and was in bed before midnight.

    Dr. Kolker was fantastic the next morning - I was in and out of his office in less than 30 minutes. I didn’t have to miss any time at work or lose a bunch of sleep waiting in the ER to be seen.

    Sherpaa, Dr. Santana and Dr. Kolker were fantastic for me for two major reasons. First, I ended up getting really great care: I didn’t have to research who to go to, while bleeding from a laceration on my face. That was all taken care of by Sherpaa. Second, I was able to get professional, expert medical advice late at night that saved me a whole lot of time and annoyance and a visit to the emergency room. It’s tough to really understand how important both of those things are until you’re in the moment and it’s happening.

    Dr. Santana also checked in on me via my Sherpaa account the next day, and I happily sent her the second photo above. It was really nice to have that kind of follow-up. The whole experience could not have been more seamless for me.

    Sherpaa in action.

    Sounds really cool and convenient but also hella expensive if your employer isn’t paying for it. Curious what the pricing is like.

    We don’t currently provide Sherpaa to single individuals - it’s only available through your employer. If you’d like Sherpaa, you can use our form to request that your boss look into it. We promise to be as charming as possible! :)

  6. > Sherpaa is hiring developers!

    jayparkinsonmd:

    We’re looking for a dedicated back end developer to help us improve healthcare with technology. Won’t you join us?

    Who we need:

    We are looking for a back end developer eager to join our small but ambitious development team and grow with us. With just two developers, we’ve built a product that…

    We’re a great company of amazing people in a gorgeous office, join us!

  7. Sherpaa raises a $4M Series A round led by Softbank

    jayparkinsonmd:

    I’m obviously quite excited about this. Sherpaa started in February of 21012 with one client, tumblr. A little over two years later:

    • We take care of more than 100 companies
    • We’re 18 employees and hiring
    • Our monthly revenue covers our monthly burn
    • We’re now in California and in the process of expanding to 10 other major cities by the end of the year
    • We solve 70% of medical problems without referring you to see a doctor in person…think about that…that means 70% of doctor visits don’t need to happen
    • Our insurance experts recoup money on a daily basis for you from insurance companies and doctors’ billing mistakes
    • Employees absolutely love the service with 98% rating the experience as exceptional
    • Companies are offering this exceptionally-rated service and saving money 

    Healthcare absolutely can be better and we’re proof. I’ve seen a lot of healthcare companies come and go and raise too much or too little money. My goal is to create a sustainable service that people absolutely need and love powered by an intelligent business and investment strategy based on a career of studying what works and what doesn’t in healthcare. In the beginning of my career, back in 2007, I often blogged about what’s wrong with healthcare. Around 2011, I decided to stop bitching, and start building something better. Sherpaa is a dream come true, enabled by a good idea and passionate investors who want to change a very important, yet broken, industry and fundamentally make it better. Without our investors’ passion and talents, Sherpaa would be nowhere. Along with the investors in our seed round (O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures, First Round Capital, and Collaborative Fund) who followed on in this Series A, Josh Guttman at Softbank led this investment along with David Karp, the CEO and founder of tumblr. I’m thrilled to have such a rock star group of investors enabling Sherpaa to grow bigger and better.

    The WSJ article alludes to something I strongly believe. If you haven’t noticed, our investors are not healthcare investors. Their main focus is consumer technology. I’m a huge believer that change in healthcare cannot come from within the confines of traditional healthcare thinking. It must come from fresh-eyed partners and investors outside of the healthcare box who find healthcare way too frustrating and backwards. 

    So cheers to the finest team of doctors, sales people, engineers, account experience directors, and insurance experts that power Sherpaa and make a better version of healthcare as awesome as it can be. Cheers to the companies who entrust us to make healthcare better for their company. And cheers to Phase Two of Sherpaa, making it bigger, better, and quickly coming to a city near you.

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Hello! I grew up in Los Angeles, went to school in San Diego, and now happily call Brooklyn home. I spend my days at Sherpaa, where we're innovating healthcare access and delivery.

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