PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy overview

PillPack fills, sorts, and delivers medications in packets personalised to when patients need to take them. 

Licensed in all 50 states in the US, the venture provides prescribed medications and other health products in personalised packages that help users understand when to take their medication and how much of it. It does this through its platform, PharmacyOS, which manages patient data and analyses safe dosages for each individual’s needs.

PillPack has fulfillment centres in multiple states, include New York and Texas.

Co-founders of PillPack TJ Parker and Elliot Cohen applied to start-up accelerator Techstars Boston with the PillPack concept in 2013. By July 2013, PillPack had already raised just over $4 million in funding, with a group of investors led by venture capital firms Atlas Ventures and Founder Collective. 

Amazon acquired PillPack in 2018 for a reported $1b, reportedly beating retail rival Walmart, which was also vying for the company. Prior to the sale to Amazon, PillPack had raised a total of over $117 million in outside funding from investors such as Accel Partners to QueensBridge Venture Partners.

A year after it was acquired, PillPack changed its branding to 'PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy', the first reference to Amazon Pharmacy. In November CEO TJ Parker was promoted to Vice President within Amazon.

Map showing the location of PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy

Boston, United States

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Key people

Brian Q. Pham Board Observer
Colin Raney CMO
David Frankel Board Member
Tyler Sosin Board Member
Jeff Fagan Board Member
Jim Messina Board Member
Katie Rae Seed Investor & Advisor
Zen Chu Investor & Advisor
TJ Parker Chief Executive Officer
Fred Destin Board Member
Kevin Colleran Member of the Advisory Board
George Zachary Board Member
Alexander Fayette Board Observer
Gavin Cotter VP of Operations Strategy
Elliot Cohen Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Jeremy Weiskotten Director of Engineering