Tagged: watsi

Brief: Watsi Teams Up With Patientco to Fund Medical Procedures Throughout the World

This week, crowdfunding platform Watsi has formed a new partnership with healthcare payments technology company Patientco to fund medical procedures throughout the world. According to the new partners, Patientco will pay it forward by donating $5 to Watsi for every attendee badge scanned at its 2016 Annual National Institute of the… Read More

PayPal Mafia & Kiva President Premal Shah Joins Crowdfunding Platform Watsi’s Board

On Friday (January 23rd), crowdfunding platform Watsi announced that Premal Shah, part of the PayPal Mafia and President of Kiva, has joined its board of directors. Watsi is a platform that connects patients in developing countries with donors who directly fund their treatment, is one of… Read More

Paul Graham Steps Back From Y Combinator, Sam Altman Takes Over

Paul Graham will take a step back from famed Silicon Valley tech accelerator Y Combinator to focus on his writing, although he will still consult startups. Over nine years at Y Combinator, Graham has built the organization into one of the most desirable entrepreneurial experiences… Read More

Kickstarter Up for Best Overall Startup Crunchies Award

Watsi, CrowdTilt Also Up for Awards along with Oculus VR. Rewards based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is up for the Best Overall Startup of 2013 Crunchie Award. This is the 7th Annual event which is put together by TechCrunch along with partners GigaOm and VentureBeat.  One… Read More

No More Poverty Partners with Watsi to Provide Medical Care

Watsi, a global crowdfunding platform for healthcare, has partnered with Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi in facilitating their non-profit; No More Poverty. Access to medical care is increasingly difficult in underdeveloped countries around the world. No More Poverty and and their partnership with Watsi,… Read More

Online Payment Processor Stripe Targets Crowdfunding Platforms With Two Offerings

Cristina Cordova is in business development at online payment processor Stripe. Stripe is a well-known payment system. I’ve personally worked on Stripe integrations and can say that it’s a very nice system to work with, so my interest was piqued when I saw that Cristina… Read More

Y Combinator Founder Paul Graham Takes Board Seat With Crowdfunding Site Watsi

Legendary incubator – venture capital group Y Combinator founder Paul Graham has announced a “First Ever” – Graham is joining the board of medical charity crowdfunding site Watsi. Graham announced this event via twitter, of course; For the first time I agreed to be on… Read More

Medical Care, Aided by the Crowd

TWO years ago, Chase Adam, a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica, was riding a bus through a town called Watsi, when a woman got on board asking for money. Her son, she said, needed medical attention and she couldn’t pay for it. As the… Read More

Y Combinator’s first nonprofit aims to crowdfund health care

Watsi is hoping to use a Kickstarter model to help fund crucial medical cases around the world. Thirteen health care institutions are using Watsi already. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Though it is the undisputed king of incubators, many Y Combinator alumns have failed to make a… Read More

Nonprofit Startups Are Just Like Their Counterparts

What’s different about building a successful for-profit and nonprofit startup? Not much, according to Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, an elite accelerator program in Mountain View, Calif., that accepted a nonprofit for the first time this month, Watsi.org. “You could never tell there was… Read More

Medical Crowdfunding Site Watsi Becomes Y Combinator’s First Nonprofit

The closely watched startup program Y Combinator said today it was backing peer-to-peer medical funding site Watsi, its first nonprofit investment after eight years and hundreds of startups. “I’ve never been so excited about anything we’ve funded,” Y Combinator chief Paul Graham wrote in a post about Watsi today. Watsi… Read More

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