PITCH Conference on November 14, 2012 features a full day of speakers including Sherpaa co-founder Cheryl Swirnow.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
With Sherpaa, you can “take a picture of your ailment, email it to your doctor and avoid the ER”. Opportunities abound for Sherpa with the recent $1.8M venture capital raise to expand service from Brooklyn to three more areas -San Francisco, Chicago and Washington DC.
Fun facts about Sherpaa’s Cheryl Swirnow:
- Previously she was head of HR at The Barbarian Group, so she’s a whiz about choosing and managing health insurance for companies. Prior to that, she worked at 24/7 global concierge service Quintessentially.
- With 10 years of HR experience at startups, Cheryl is the “guru of all things health insurance”, according to Sherpaa’s website.
- With Sherpaa, Cheryl is helping companies and startups like Tumblr save up to $4,000 per employee on insurance.
Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.