Munjal Shah is the Co-Founder and CEO of Health IQ. Based in San Francisco, the team's mission to increase the world's health literacy. The startup's daily quizzes and active community finds, celebrates, and further educates health conscious individuals.
Prior to starting Health IQ, Munjal was the founder of Andale (acquired by Alibaba) and Like.com (acquired by Google).
In addition to his role as a founder, Munjal is an advisor and investor. He works with startups such as: Meebo (sold to Google), Auytpma (sold to Oracle), Blindsight (sold to Amazon), Digital Jones (sold to Dealtime), RocketFuel (NASDAQ: Fuel), Gyft (sold to FirstData), MesmoTV (sold to GSN), Lynx (sold to Google), Swell (sold to Apple), Kabam, TaskRabbit, Bitium, Counsyl, Dovetail Health, Grid Mobile, Flipora, Interaxon (maker of the Muse), Iodine, Labdoor, Bridge.us, ThirdLove, MaiCoin, Piquora, Pubmatic, PunchTab, Hightail (formerly Yousendit), Pylba, Refresh, Reify, Rosemeta, Scopely, Sona Health, Spot On, uBiome, Vidura, Wildflower Health, Workalytics, and Zineone.
Episode #1397 Munjal Shah: Five Tactics This CEO Didn’t Scale To Grow Faster
Munjal Shah and Jenna discuss Health IQ’s pivot from being a daily health quiz into a life insurance company and how they’re helping the health conscious save up to 33% on their life insurance. For the core of our conversation, we walk through five counterintuitive strategies Munjal chose not to scale up to 140 people and how they helped Health IQ grow even faster: Meeting and interviewing nearly every candidate, the company wide daily stand-up they’ve maintained where every person contributes, their daily senior leadership meeting, the company’s definitive culture values, that may be polarizing, but help seed the right habits, as well as why they didn’t do press for three years.
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