Andreessen Horowitz Taps Yoo for General Partner

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Andreessen Horowitz  (a16z) announced that it has hired Julie Yoo as its latest general partner.

Julie Woo (Photo credit: Andreessen Horowitz)

Yoo will be in charge of the firm’s healthcare technology investment division of its bio fund.

Yoo joins a16z from Kyruss, where she spent eight years as a co-founder, board director and chief product officer for the healthcare provider matching tool. She helped scale Kyruss to reach 20 million patients and over 225,000 healthcare providers in the U.S.

Julie studied computer science and pre-medicine as an undergrad at MIT and obtained an MS in genomics from Harvard-MIT HST and an MBA from MIT Sloan. She is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and has been recognized through numerous awards and honors from Becker’s Hospital Review, Health Data Management, MedTech Boston, and Rock Health.

“I’m thrilled to announce that Julie Yoo has joined us as a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she will focus on healthcare technology investments for the a16z bio fund,”, said Jorge Conde, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, in a blog post. “We are fortunate to have someone on our team who understands deeply how both software and the healthcare system work, and who knows how to build both products and companies. Health tech entrepreneurs will be lucky to have her on their team, too.”

Techcrunch reported the bio fund raised $450 million in Dec 2017.