Feb. 28, 2020

#51 - Coronavirus, Being on Shark Tank & At-Home Testing Kits with Julia Cheek

#51 - Coronavirus, Being on Shark Tank & At-Home Testing Kits with Julia Cheek

Sam (@thesamparr) is back from his New York trip to chat with Shaan (@shaanvp) about ideas, trends and businesses. Today, mid-way through we're joined by Julia Cheek (@JuliaTCheek) who is the CEO and Co-Founder of $50M backed EverlyWell, a digital...


Sam (@thesamparr) is back from his New York trip to chat with Shaan (@shaanvp) about ideas, trends and businesses. Today, mid-way through we're joined by Julia Cheek (@JuliaTCheek) who is the CEO and Co-Founder of $50M backed EverlyWell, a digital health startup providing at-home medical testing kits and redesigned lab results - which did $40m in sales last year.


Topics for today: Sam's time in New York (2:05), Preparing for podcasting and interviews (5:22), Meetup at Sam's Airbnb (8:47), Reality 2020: Shaan's upcoming trip to Israel (12:20), Their thoughts on Corona Virus situation (15:12), Transparent numbers in a business (24:27), New fintech platforms like Pipe.com (32:17), Julia Cheek joins the pod (38:00), Julia's background at Harvard and starting her company (40:20), Her experience on Shark Tank (44:41), How rich are the sharks? (51:31), How much traffic did she get from being on the show (52:56), How her business works (56:10), Sam thinks food allergy testing is BS (58:02), Sexual health is a massive opportunity (1:00:17), Her best customer acquisition channels (1:02:18), Bootstrapping businesses (1:04:12), Turning her idea into reality (1:07:36), Price transparency is the next big thing in healthcare & Insurance (1:12:28), HR Systems (1:16:11) and Stay at home tests (1:17:35).

 

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