- Dr. Andrew Le lost his home in a fire shortly before he pitched his company, Buoy Health, to investors.
- “I literally didn’t have a place to live,” Lee said. At the time, he was couch-surfing.
- Now, his health information company helps more than 9 million people, and he figured out how to get health insurers and employers to pay for it.
- Early in the coronavirus pandemic, Buoy emerged early with a new tool that helped people understand their symptoms and risks.
- Business Insider named Le one of its “30 under 40” leaders transforming healthcare.
Dr. Andrew Le had little else besides the clothes on his back when he pitched his company idea to investors in 2014.
At the time, he was couch surfing after his apartment burned down in a fire. Even before that, though, he and his three cofounders had been living off the little savings they had.
On opening her new massage venture, Squeeze:
“Fast forward to now — or to a year and a half ago — when we started Squeeze.”
We had been running and operating Drybar with such success, and it was so amazing and humbling. My brother [Michael] — who’s an amazing guy but doesn’t have any hair and so doesn’t have any use for Drybar personally — and I would always get massages. Michael was getting massages once a week and started to see the similarities.
The parallels between Drybar and Squeeze are interesting. Michael was really frustrated, saying, ‘It’s such a hassle when I want to go get a massage, and I have to call [to book one], and then I go and it’s hit or miss.’ He wondered, why isn’t anyone doing it better?
“With Squeeze, you can book on the app, you pay on the app, you
- In 1978, Arthur Blank and his cofounders launched what would become the world’s largest home improvement retailer: Home Depot.
- In his recent book “Good Company,” Blank outlines his approach and strategies for running Home Depot, the Atlanta Falcons, and his other current business ventures.
- Blank spoke to Business Insider about the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of values in business.
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Forty-two years after he set off to found a bigger and better hardware store with Bernie Marcus, Arthur Blank still thinks of the world’s largest home improvement retailer, Home Depot, as his “baby.”
Blank recently spoke with Business Insider about his new book “Good Company,” in which he strives to make the case for values-driven capitalism. Today, the Home Depot cofounder is best known for owning the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons. He also owns Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, a number of