How $20 billion health care behemoth Blue Shield of California sees startups

How $20 billion health care behemoth Blue Shield of California sees startups

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https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/29/how-20-billion-health-care-behemoth-blue-shield-of-california-sees-startups/

In the two years since Jeff Semenchuk took the reins in the newly created position of chief innovation officer for Blue Shield of California, the nonprofit health insurer with $20 billion in revenues has stepped up its investments in startup companies.

As one of California’s largest insurance providers with more than four million members, Blue Shield plays an outsized role in technology adoption among physicians, hospital networks and patients. With that in mind, and with the acceleration of entrepreneurial activity around the multitrillion health care market, Semenchuk was brought on board after serving as chief executive of Yaro (now Virgin Plus) and CIO of Hyatt Hotels and Citi Ventures.