Careers at HealthTap

Mission

HealthTap’s mission is to measurably prolong the life expectancy of humankind and help everyone feel good by providing immediate access to top medical experts and their trusted health advice anytime, anywhere.

History

When seeking health information online, trustworthy advice can be in short supply. This realization led Ron Gutman to found HealthTap in 2010, as the first global digital health practice. A graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Gutman first became involved in healthcare in 2007 when he helped launch BeWell@Stanford, a collaborative health and wellness program.

In December 2011, HealthTap secured $11.5 million in Series A funding after introducing its ambitious plan to provide real-time, trustworthy and personalized health advice from thousands of doctors through the use of a mobile app and web platform. The Series A funding was led by Mayfield Fund, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors.

In May 2013, HealthTap secured an additional $24 million in Series B financing from Khosla Ventures. This round was led by the firm’s newest partner, Keith Rabois, the former COO of Square. Around this time, Rabois and firm CEO Vinod Khosla announced that they would be joining HealthTap’s advisory board.

Also in 2013, Gutman revealed that HealthTap’s long term vision is to act as the de-facto triaging system, providing an online option for face-to-face interaction with a doctor and by directing patients to the right offline healthcare provider when necessary. By this time, HealthTap’s most popular feature was the Q&A function, which connected users to a network of over 38,000 doctors.

In March 2016, the company announced that it had expanded its network to over 100,000 US-licensed doctors. This announcement came shortly after HealthTap acquired Docphin, a startup that assists doctors with finding and reading medical research. In addition, the company set the goal of reaching over 3,000 cities in the United States and more than 100 cities around the world. In September 2016, HealthTap launched a translation service and invited physicians from outside the United States to join its network.

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