Last week, we sat down with Thrive Capital founder Josh Kushner at Rock Health’s Digital Health CEO Summit in San Francisco, to talk about his venture into the healthcare industry through the launch of Oscar. Kushner co-founded Oscar to take on the world of health insurance, and to actually create a better, more modern, consumer-friendly health insurance company.
In the video above Kushner talks about how Oscar is changing the way consumers interact with the insurer through data mining, better customer service and more. The company, which only offers insurance plans in New York for now, has enrolled “thousands” of customers and has “tens of millions” of dollars in annualized revenue since its launch last year. Oscar also just raised $30 million in funding from Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and others.
For background, Kushner founded Thrive in 2010 and since inception has raised $200 million. The firm’s investment include Instagram, Warby Parker, Codecademy, Spotify, Nasty Gal, Makerbot and ResearchGate.
Check out the video above for more!