Watsi cofounder Grace Garey was named one of Elle's top women in tech! The full article (original) from Elle is below:
"What if you could help provide spinal-cord surgery for a newborn in Tanzania? Or bone realignment for a man in Kenya? A lot of entrepreneurs say they want to change the world. Garey, the 25-year-old cofounder of Watsi, is actually doing it: The nonprofit site enables all of us to fund health care for individuals in the developing world who can't afford it.
After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011, the Berkeley native landed an internship at Kiva, the nonprofit that facilitates microfinance loans to entrepreneurs in developing nations. Then Garey heard about a friend's older brother, Chase Adam, who wanted to start a site for direct health-care donations. Together they launched Watsi in 2012, and soon after, it became the first-ever nonprofit to be accepted into the prestigious start-up accelerator Y Combinator.
Watsi has since raised almost $4 million in donations, some in increments as little as $5, for more than 4,000 patients from Nepal to Haiti to Burma. So far, more than 11,000 people have donated through the site. Next, Garey and Adam will pursue another round of philanthropic funding to extend Watsi's reach. "What really draws me in to a particular patient is the personal details," Garey says. 'Connecting people is going to change the world.'"