Watsi allows anyone to directly fund low-cost, high-impact medical care for people in need.

Founded 2012
1-15 employees
  • Non-profit
  • Headquarters address
    1663 Mission Street #320, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
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    Three years ago, Chase was traveling on a bus in Central America when a woman boarded the bus and asked the passengers for donations to pay for her son’s medical treatment. The experience led to the birth of Watsi, named after the town Chase was traveling through at the time.

    Watsi launched to the public a year and a half ago on a bootstrapped budget of $3,000 and has since funded medical care for more than 2,000 patients in 23 countries. In the last year alone, Watsi processed nearly $3 million for patients (approx. $1M raised per employee).

    Watsi was the first non-profit to be funded by Y Combinator and was featured in the New York Times. Learn more about who we are and what we do in this blog post about our recent trip to Kenya and Tanzania: http://exposure.watsi.org/a-dose-of-perspective

    Tech stack

    Rails, Backbone.js, SCSS, Postgres, Redis, Sidekiq, Heroku, RSpec, Jasmine


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    Watsi - Working at our partner hospital in Kenya.
    Watsi - A Watsi patient and her mom in Nepal.
    Watsi - Grace, making friends in Tanzania.
    Watsi - Thomas on a moto.
    Watsi - Dan, the head of our medical program, scrubbing in.
    Watsi - Outside Y Combinator.
    Watsi - A child's surgery in East Africa.
    Watsi - Francis walking after his care was funded by Watsi donors.
    Watsi - Netta, Watsi's designer hanging out.
    Watsi - Watsi surgery.