Sherpaa

By Jonah Comstock February 26, 2019
Crossover Health, which provides medical services to large employers, Apple and Facebook among them, has acquired Sherpaa, an asynchronous telehealth company that has also mostly focused on serving employer populations. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sherpaa founder Dr. Jay Parkinson and his team will all become part of Crossover Health. “Our physicians work in designated care...
By Jonah Comstock September 1, 2016
NYC-based asynchronous telemedicine service Sherpaa quietly opened its doors this week to direct-to-consumer business. Previously, text message and app access to Sherpaa doctors was available only via an employer. "B2B is definitely our core right now, but we decided that after really refining our processes over the years and creating an entirely new delivery model that it was ready for prime...
By Jonah Comstock December 9, 2015
Dr Jay Parkinson, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sherpaa, has long been an outspoken critic of video visits as the increasingly de facto modality for telemedicine. He argues that Sherpaa's offering of asynchronous doctor visits, carried out by text messaging, is more efficient, more scalable, and more in tune with consumer expectations. "Secure, asynchronous messaging to solve health...
By Jonah Comstock December 8, 2015
Icebreaker Health, a relatively new telemedicine startup that raised $6.6 million in August, has expanded its Lemonaid app-based telehealth service into Michigan and New York (not to be confused with fitness tracking startup Lemonade Labs). Icebreaker Health already serves patients in Pennsylvania and California. The company's Chief Medical Officers is Dr. Jason Hwang, who co-authored The...
By Jonah Comstock May 5, 2015
New York City-based digital healthcare service Sherpaa has raised an additional $2.25 million, according to an SEC filing. The funding is an amendment to last year's $4 million round. This brings the company's total funding to at least $8 million. Past investors include O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures, First Round Capital, Collaborative Fund, and angels including Tumblr founder David Karp, ex-...
By Aditi Pai May 2, 2014
New York City-based digital healthcare service, called Sherpaa, raised $4 million, according to an SEC filing. According to a report in March from the Wall Street Journal, Tumblr Funder David Karp invested at least $500,000 in the round. This brings Sherpaa's total announced funding to $5.85 million. Existing investors include O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures, First Round Capital, Collaborative Fund...
By Brian Dolan September 13, 2012
BetterDoctor's iPhone App In recent weeks a number of digital health startups have announced rounds of funding totaling some $26 million. MobiHealthNews has previously covered the venture capital Agile Health, iSonea, and Sherpaa raised in recent days. Here's a quick round-up of a few other digital health investments. Aberdare Ventures and the West Health Investment Fund announced investments in...
By Brian Dolan September 4, 2012
Dr. Jay Parkinson recently announced that his latest venture, Sherpaa, has raised $1.85 million from O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures, First Round Capital, Collaborative Fund, and angels including, ex-president of Tumblr John Maloney, and OpenX and Jirafe founder Scott Switzer, TechCrunch reports. Parkinson is perhaps best known as a co-founder of Hello Health, a subsidiary of Myca Health, which...