By Clare McGrane on May 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
Qliance Medical Management — a Seattle-based healthcare startup originally backed by investors including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, TV personality Drew Carey and computer mogul Michael Dell — closed its six primary care clinics suddenly this week, saying the company would shut down June 15 due to financial difficulties. Now more details are emerging. Qliance co-founder and CEO Erika Bliss told GeekWire this morning that the company’s lender made an “unauthorized withdrawal” of about $200,000 from a Qliance bank account on May 12, causing the sudden shutdown.
Reports confirmed | May 2017 | “Health care startup [Qliance, est 2007] will cease operations, June 1, 2017” | Timeline
In a twist of irony, membership-based primary care startup One Medical opened its Seattle clinic on Wednesday, just two days after the Qliance clinics closed. ~Clare McGrane, GeekWire.com
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