Watsi

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

  • Founded 2012
  • 1-15 Employees
  • 0-5 Engineers
  • Non-profit

About Watsi

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

Working at our partner hospital in Kenya.
Watsi - Working at our partner hospital in Kenya.
A Watsi patient and her mom in Nepal.
Watsi - A Watsi patient and her mom in Nepal.
Grace, making friends in Tanzania.
Watsi - Grace, making friends in Tanzania.
Thomas on a moto.
Watsi - Thomas on a moto.
Dan, the head of our medical program, scrubbing in.
Watsi - Dan, the head of our medical program, scrubbing in.
Outside Y Combinator.
Watsi - Outside Y Combinator.
A child's surgery in East Africa.
Watsi - A child's surgery in East Africa.
Francis walking after his care was funded by Watsi donors.
Watsi - Francis walking after his care was funded by Watsi donors.
Netta, Watsi's designer hanging out.
Watsi - Netta, Watsi's designer hanging out.
Watsi surgery.
Watsi - Watsi surgery.
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Tech Stack
  • Rails
  • Backbone.js
  • SCSS
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Sidekiq
  • Heroku
  • RSpec
  • Jasmine

Perks
  • Visiting Watsi hospitals and patients in places like Kenya
  • Guatemala
  • and Nepal. An amazing team of people dedicated to reinventing how non-profits operate. And a global problem worthy of your time.

Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement/401K Plan Retirement/401K Plan
  • Life & Disability Coverage Life & Disability Coverage

Investors
  • YCombinator
  • Paul Graham
  • Tencent
  • Ron Conway
  • Vinod Khosla
  • Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • Joe Greenstein
  • Paul Buchheit
  • Uprising
  • Eric Wu
  • Geoff Ralston
  • Tabreez Verjee
  • Jasmine Social Investments
  • InnoSpring
  • Michael Sidgmore
  • Ilkka Paananen and Mikko Kodisoja of Supercell


Investors
  • YCombinator
  • Paul Graham
  • Tencent
  • Ron Conway
  • Vinod Khosla
  • Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • Joe Greenstein
  • Paul Buchheit
  • Uprising
  • Eric Wu
  • Geoff Ralston
  • Tabreez Verjee
  • Jasmine Social Investments
  • InnoSpring
  • Michael Sidgmore
  • Ilkka Paananen and Mikko Kodisoja of Supercell