Dr. Andrew Le, 33
Co-founder and CEO, Buoy Health
Le founded the company in 2014 and led it through two rounds of financing, totaling $67 million with investments from such large players as Cigna, Humana and Optum. Buoy Health’s chatbot uses artificial intelligence to help patients triage their symptoms and find the most appropriate sites of care. When the pandemic hit, the company quickly pivoted to focus on COVID-19, offering an assessment tool that directed patients to care sites. More than 1 million Americans have used Buoy to assess symptoms and locate care during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to company data.