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October 2018

Kathy Keating Accepted Into Forbes Technology Council

Kathy Keating Accepted Into Forbes Technology Council 2250 1500 Apostrophe Health

Forbes Technology Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Executives.

Kathy Keating, CTO and Co-Founder of Apostrophe, a common sense healthcare savings platform for self-insured employers, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.

Keating was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Kathy into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Kathy has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help her reach peak professional influence. She will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Kathy will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share her expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Kathy will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“Joining the Forbes Technology Council is a great way to collaborate broadly across our industry. I love sharing what I’ve learned with those I mentor, and I’m confident I’ll learn plenty from my peers in the Council,” said Kathy. “This partnership with Forbes reflects Apostrophe’s commitment to excellence and innovation, and I’m proud to be included in this esteemed group of leaders.”

ABOUT FORBES COUNCILS

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

For more information about Forbes Technology Council, visit forbestechcouncil.com. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

ABOUT APOSTROPHE, INC.

Apostrophe is a common sense healthcare savings platform that delivers better healthcare benefits at lower costs to self-insured employers. Female-founded and guided by simplicity, transparency and love, Apostrophe is radically rewiring healthcare by changing how the money flows between employers, providers and members. With first-class concierge service and a curated suite of digital solutions, Apostrophe delivers benefits that actually feel like benefits and savings of 20% or more in the first year for its customers.

Based in Denver, Colorado, Apostrophe is a certified B Corporation and a Techstars graduate. For more information, visit www.apostrophe.health

Kathy Keating Featured in “Authority Issues: A Leadership Podcast”

Kathy Keating Featured in “Authority Issues: A Leadership Podcast” 2258 1500 Apostrophe Health

Apostrophe’s very own Kathy Keating is featured in this leadership podcast.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll even learn some interesting things.

https://player.fm/series/authority-issues/episode-7-kathy-keating

From the show notes:

In this episode Kendall, rachel, and Kathy Keating discuss:

  • Kathy’s path to leadership/management as a result of her willingness to be willing to do something that nobody else knew how to do and try and solve the problems nobody else was willing to try and tackle
  • That Kathy’s company, Apostrophe, is going to solve healthcare, whoah!
  • Just how meta Kendall can get 🙂
  • The happenstance of making connections–rachel always looks at peoples’ shoes too!
  • How learning to stand your ground, especially as a woman in tech leadership, to say what you believe and recognize your own value was Kathy’s hardest lesson to learn
  • The biggest challenges of tackling the healthcare industry: working with archaic infrastructure and processes, the amount of data that must be secure, working within the existing ecosystem of the industry as it has evolved over the years, having to be willing to accommodate technologists who don’t know what an API is
  • FTP servers, they still exist!
  • The importance of making sure the folks you recruit, both employees and investors, believe in your company’s mission and values when the problem is as hard and widespread as affordable healthcare
  • Kendall’s jaded worldview about why people work for Google 🙂
  • The importance of keeping the audacious goals and values at the top of everyone’s mind
  • Kathy’s view of having authority is that leadership is a support role, that it’s proven out by the folks who come to work for her at multiple companies
  • How working for a CEO who just told her to do what he told her and didn’t want to hear her thoughts led her toward a more collaborative approach, and founding her own company
  • The fact that no one was more shocked than she was to learn she’s 100% introverted per Meyers-Briggs, and how she figured out that if she works on something meaningful, she has meaningful conversations, which bypasses the introversion issues
  • How senior leadership means moving beyond just protecting and serving your own team to seeing a bigger picture within an organization
  • That Kathy sometimes trains her teams to adapt to change by changing lots of things all the time, and it’s important to make it not scary–experimentation vs fear of failure
  • The rules of cat ownership

Find Kathy on Twitter @kathkeating

StartUp Cribs Interview with CTO & Co-Founder, Kathy Keating

StartUp Cribs Interview with CTO & Co-Founder, Kathy Keating 2405 1500 Apostrophe Health

Apostrophe’s very own Kathy Keating was featured on StartUp Cribs!!

Kathy Keating with StartUp Cribs

Apostrophe, Inc., Secures $5.25 Million in Seed Funding

Apostrophe, Inc., Secures $5.25 Million in Seed Funding 2464 1500 Apostrophe Health

Health insurance industry challenger, Apostrophe, Inc., secures $5.25 million in seed funding included ULU Ventures, Northwest Venture Partners and others.

Healthcare Saving Platform Rewires How Money Flows Between Patients and Healthcare Providers, Cuts Costs for Employers

Apostrophe, Inc., a common sense healthcare savings platform for self-insured employers, has completed a $5.25 million seed round of financing. The investment round includes existing and new investors: Ulu VenturesNorwest Venture PartnersRoyal Street VenturesTechstars and Better Ventures. The financing will be used to support Apostrophe’s national market expansion.

Apostrophe replaces health plan administrators with a healthcare savings platform to give self-insured employers better benefits at lower costs. The company challenges today’s insurance marketplace with a new approach: putting member experience first, cutting waste and passing the savings on to its customers.

“Apostrophe is here to untangle the insanity of today’s healthcare services model with a common sense solution, and we’re grateful to our investors for supporting the Apostrophe mission,” says Apostrophe Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Cheryl Kellond. “Our customers save at least 20% on their healthcare costs in their first year, and their employees get benefits that actually feel like benefits. We’re providing a long-term solution that’s saving businesses money right now.”

Apostrophe creates savings by rewiring how the money flows between employers, providers, and members: the company pays healthcare providers upfront for services and negotiates lower rates for its customers.

To deliver better healthcare benefits in addition to significant savings, Apostrophe offers its members:

  • White Glove Concierge Service. A concierge team — available by phone, chat, email, and text — guides members to cost-effective quality healthcare
  • Full Access to All Care Providers. Members get local and virtual care options, including a curated suite of digital health services, with no “out of network” providers.
  •  Easy-to-Understand Bills. Apostrophe sends members single, unified bills to end billing confusion, with flexible repayment options.

“Healthcare benefits need digital optimization to increase efficiency and improve healthcare outcomes. Apostrophe’s SaaS platform meets this market demand,” says Miriam Rivera, Managing Director of ULU Ventures. “They’ve struck the right balance of combining the latest technology with superior service and cost savings.”

About Apostrophe, Inc.

Apostrophe is a common sense healthcare savings platform that delivers better healthcare benefits at lower costs to self-insured employers. Female-founded and guided by simplicity, transparency, and love, Apostrophe is radically rewiring healthcare by changing how the money flows between employers, providers and members. With first-class concierge service and a curated suite of digital solutions, Apostrophe delivers benefits that actually feel like benefits and savings of 20% or more in the first year for its customers.

Based in Denver, Colorado, Apostrophe is a certified B Corporation and a Techstars graduate. For more information, visit www.apostrophehealth.com.