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Since Julie Yoo joined Andreessen Horowitz as a general partner in 2019, investment in health care companies has skyrocketed. For entrepreneurs with more funding options than ever, Yoo’s experience breathing life into a startup of her own is a major selling point.

Yoo spent eight years at Kyruus, which she co-founded and where she served as chief product officer for its patient routing, provider matching, and appointment scheduling platform. CEOs of two companies Andreessen Horowitz funded in the last year told STAT that Yoo’s deep understanding of how to build a health care technology company makes her a compelling partner.


“[She] faced the challenges of health care and understands the reality of how difficult [electronic medical record] access is and what are the challenges, not just in privacy, but just the complexity of selling into large medical institutions and how long those things take,” said Alexander Saint-Amand, the CEO of Topography Health, which is developing a platform to make it easier for a broader swath of physicians to get their patients into clinical trials. In January, Topography announced it had raised a $27 million Series A round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz. The firm led Topography’s $6 million seed round.

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