Facebook Co-Founder Saverin Backs Health Marketplace Startup CXA
Feb 8, 2017
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CXA is among a growing crop of startups trying to build an online marketplace for health services, from insurance to data management. Founded by Chief Executive Officer Rosaline Koo, the daughter of an illegal Chinese immigrant who made his way from Mexico to San Francisco by sea, CXA now has annual revenue of S$10 million ($7 million) and counts 45 Fortune 500 companies among its 500 corporate clients, she said. Saverin will join the board of CXA, which plans to expand to 10 countries across Asia in addition to its current markets of Singapore and Hong Kong. Koo, 55, moved to Singapore before starting CXA in 2013 with S$5 million in savings, after a stint overseeing a 14 country-operation for Mercer Marsh Benefits. She grew up in a Los Angeles ghetto during the Watts riots of the 1960s. Like her father, her mother moved to the U.S. from China, leaving two daughters behind when the Communist Party seized her property. A number of venture capital firms and private equity firms had expressed their interest in funding CXA but B Capital and EDBI were picked for this round because of their focus on health and wellness, Koo said. Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.