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New York startup names 2 Houston-based innovators as executives

Two Houstonians have been named to the executive board of a New York startup. Photos courtesy of Yuvo Health

A New York City-based, tech-enabled health administrative and managed care solution has announced the latest addition to its C-suite — including two executives based in Houston.

Yuvo Health, which provides community health centers a tech platform for managing care, announced the appointment of Sujata “Su” Bajaj as CTO and Dakisha Allen as head of product. Additionally, the startup named New York-based Anthony Thompson as head of development and Ishaan Jalan as chief of staff.

“It is with tremendous pride and excitement that we announce the growth of our leadership team, especially as it is less than six months since our last corporate expansion,” says Cesar Herrera, CEO and co-founder of Yuvo Health.

“We are passionate about providing unparalleled support to our Federally Qualified Health Centers partners, and with Su, Dakisha, Anthony, and Ishaan at our helm, we are better-positioned to set up our partners for success, empowering them to thrive in their commitment to value-based care.”

In her role as CTO, Bajaj will oversee development, implementation, and management of Yuvo Health’s technology resources. The company recently raised $7.3 million in seed funding — led by AlleyCorp, with participation from AV8 Ventures, New York Ventures, Laconia Capital, and Brooklyn Bridge Ventures — to expand outside of New York. Bajaj will be responsible with allocating some of this funding into further developing the product.

Allen's responsibilities as head of product include overseeing product development, contributing to company growth, and ensuring alignment with target audiences.

Founded in January 2021, Yuvo Health works with Federally Qualified Health Centers, or FQHCs, to enable access to support services and new revenue streams through upside risk contracts.

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