*Develop the Health IQ brand from scratch alongside the (brand new) Head of Brand
*Design the customer experience across every touch point, online & offline. You must have an understanding of strategy, design, user experience, and the intersection of the 3.
*Translate a brief into ideas, and ideas into a cohesive set of campaigns across multiple touch points online and offline
*Think strategically about the brand and tactically about individual pieces of creative
*Manage a small team and hire future rock star talent as we become a larger team
What does Health IQ do?
We’ve used big data from our popular Health IQ test (taken by over 1MM+ people) to fight for lower rates on life insurance for vegans, marathoners, triathletes, well controlled diabetics, yogis, crossfitters, and more. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle through financial rewards. We believe the best way to improve the world's health is to celebrate the health conscious rather than harass and cajole those who are not.
Is this Startup Going to Make It?
We think so. Our CEO sold his last company to Google for over $120MM. His prior company to Alibaba. He was a board member or advisor to over $1B worth of startup exits to companies like Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, etc. Past performance may not be indicative of future results, but we like our odds. We’ve grown from 8 people 8 months ago to over 30 people now. We will be around 60-70 people by year end. This isn’t because we are spending some of the $23MM+ in financing we received like drunken sailors (in fact we are pretty frugal). This is because our revenues have been doubling almost every month since we started selling policies in January of last year.
What is it Like to Work Here?
Every company boasts about having an amazing culture and an employee friendly environment. It is hard to tell truth from fiction when you are just reading a job description or cruising their website. Instead we’ll just give you the reasons why we are and doing what matters.
Every employee who joins takes a pledge to celebrate the health conscious while they work here and for the rest of their life.
We don’t have a pool table. Instead we have a gym in the middle of our office. Not in a side room, not in a corner, it is right in the middle of the entire office.
Our conference room is made up of 4 treadmill desks that face each other so you can do a walking meeting while seeing a presentation, rain or shine.
There is no sugar, candy bars, soda (diet or otherwise) allowed in our office. If you bring some it will get thrown away.
We do a daily standup where we don’t discuss why something is late. Instead we each spend 10 seconds on what we actually shipped today.
We all leave at 5pm/6pm so we can go to the gym, eat dinner at a healthy hour, and see our kids before they go to sleep. After 8pm/9pm we get back online and take care of tasks, if needed. Self management is key and required.
We synchronize our PTO so when we are off the whole rest of the company is off. The only way to have a relaxing vacation at an early stage startup is to do it when everyone else is off. Did we mention 6 weeks, per year?
We share health articles and health stats and think it is fun not annoying.
We have monthly company outings we haven’t all tried before. The last few were: Zumba, Bubble Soccer, Crossfit, Bikram Yoga, Rock climbing, etc.
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What Do We Look For in a Candidate?
A personal or family health story that tells us that you really care about this mission. If you read the current team’s bios you will see that each of us has been touched by a personal or family health challenge. Most of us used this challenge to change our health destiny and improve our health. We look for that same level of mission alignment in candidates we meet.
A track record of success. We believe winners have always won. We believe, too many people have only had success by association. Their resume says they went to Stanford, worked at Google, Uber, etc but it is unclear what they really contributed or accomplished at these places. Our unique interview process helps us identify your lifelong accomplishments and allows you to share your story behind your resume.
Optimism. There is little need for a devil’s advocate at a startup. The whole rest of the world is fighting against you. The inside of a startup should be a bastion of hope and optimism. If you are kind of a curmudgeon this is probably not the place for you.