Sherpaa is an insurance technology company offering a telehealth platform for connecting doctors to employees through their company's health plan that is headquartered in New York City, New York and was founded in 2012 by Cheryl Swirnow and Jay Parkinson.
On August 20, 2012 Sherpaa completed their seed funding round with $1.8 million in funding from SV Angel, Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures, First Round Capital, Collaborative Fund, Rick Webb, and John Maloney. The company plans on using the funding to continue building its product, hire more employees, and expand its operations in San Francisco, California, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Illinois.
On February 7, 2019 Sherpaa was acquired by Crossover Health for an undisclosed amount of money. Prior to being acquired by Crossover Health Sherpa raised a total of $8 million in venture capital funding. The CEO and co-founder of Crossover Health, Dr. Scott Shreeve, made the following statement about his company acquiring Sherpaa:
Our physicians work in designated care teams for a defined group of patients. So a primary care physician would sit right next to a behavioral health therapist, who sits next to the health coach — they literally physically sit together. As we look at incorporating Sherpaa into our business, what we will be creating is a virtual primary care practice, which will be staffed by virtualists. Now what’s interesting is they aren’t home by themselves on their computers; they’re actually physically co-located and we’re actually building a virtual care center in New York to complement our in-person physical center.