EXCLUSIVE: See the presentation Cedar used to convince investors like Andreessen Horowitz to invest $102 million

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The presentation digital health startup Cedar used in convincing Andreessen Horowitz to lead its $US102 million round

In healthcare startup-land, the week got off to a start with a fresh $US102 million round for Cedar, a four-year-old New York startup that’s trying to make medical billing less of a pain for patients.

Zach Tracer and I got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Cedar used in the round, which was led by Andreessen Horowitz and included venture debt from JPMorgan.

The presentation shows how Cedar plans to expand beyond its initial offering, which helped make it easier to pay for a doctor visit.

You can see the full presentation here>>

We got an exclusive look at the presentation that Cedar used to convince investors like Andreessen Horowitz and JPMorgan to bet $US102 million on the digital health startup’s vision of a better way of paying for healthcare

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