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DIG the Q&A: Featuring Doxy.me Founder & DIG NATION Member Brandon Welch

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Describe your company and tell us a little about your clients/customers. What does “a day in the life” look like? 

Doxy.me’s mission is to provide telemedicine capabilities to all, so the company has been set up to create and distribute easy-to-use telemedicine software for everyone. Our customers are healthcare providers. We do not provide healthcare or a network of providers, we equip providers with the tools to offer healthcare though video and telemedicine.

A day in the life now looks very different from a year ago, prior to the pandemic. Then, doxy.me had 10 employees and I spent my time talking directly with customers and working hand-in-hand with our developers. Fast forward to today—we now have 120 employees and counting. My focus has shifted to high-level strategy and working with leaders to ensure everyone is aligned. Nearly 90% of our employees have been with us for less than a year, so a lot of my hours are spent teaching and providing guidance, so in return they can teach and guide their teams to move the needle.

We’d like to know how the DIG NATION tribe can help you most? What do you need and what can you share with the community?

We’re always looking for top talent in tech that can help us grow and excel, so Dig South can help us expand our presence in the community to recruit top talent by helping doxy.me become more visible.

How does the South (or your city) stack up as a place to work or launch a company? What does the region need more or less of?

Charleston is a top tourist destination and a beautiful place to live with culture, history, great weather, and a coastline. It’s an amazing place where people want to live, which makes it easy to convince people to move to Charleston to work for us. And, while the city provides a great place to live, doxy.me provides a great place to work. 

The region needs more tech talent. Charleston has great universities, but is lacking tech-driven institutions. It’s ideal to hire people while they’re in college and then transition them into full-time employees as they usually stay closeby. So when we’re recruiting at colleges, we have to convince them to move from where they currently are, which may not be ideal for them. A Clemson campus in Charleston would be awesome. 

Describe your earliest memory using technology? Or, project what year will we finally have flying personal cars and what will yours look like? 

It must have been an Atari game system when I was a little kid. It wasn’t mine because my parents were so behind the times, but I remember going over to my friends’ houses and watching them play it and eventually convincing them to let me play. 

When will we have flying cars?

Whenever Elon Musk decides that’s important for the world. 

How would you react to being stuck in an elevator with Elon Musk?

I would ask him when we’ll see flying cars.

About Doxy.me

Doxy.me is the simple, free, and secure telemedicine solution. Founded in 2014 by Dr. Brandon Welch, doxy.me enables healthcare organizations to provide virtual care that’s easily accessible to everyone, everywhere, on any device. According to KLAS research, doxy.me is the number one telemedicine solution healthcare organizations are relying on through the COVID-19 crisis—The platform currently hosts more than 800,000 healthcare providers who have collectively seen more than 90,000,000 patients in 2020 alone. Doxy.me is HIPAA compliant, works in-browser, and requires no additional downloads.