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Over the last five years, we have stepped up our
If you look at our current investment thesis at USV, you will see that wellness is one of the key areas of interest for us:
USV backs trusted brands that broaden access to knowledge, capital, and well-being by leveraging networks, platforms, and protocols.
So where in the healthcare sector are we focused?
Rebecca tweeted this out yesterday and I think it is a good articulation of what we find most interesting in healthcare:
What excites us about whats happening in healthcare:
1) tech + humans: data powered humans=better decisions than either data or humans alone
2) broaden access by increasing value & decreasing cost of care
3) outcome orientation: not just care, better
but better care
— Rebecca Kaden (@rebeccak46) April 17, 2019
Making affordable healthcare more available to everyone seems
Take our portfolio company Nurx for example. They make birth control and other important prescriptions and home testing kits available to millions of people who have found them difficult to obtain through traditional channels.
I hope and expect that we will increase our investment in the health and wellness space in the coming years. It is an important sector that has immense challenges, but also immense opportunities.