Episode 50: The Story of Alpha, Women's Health and The Silicon Valley Formula 👩🏽‍💻
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What's the future of women's healthcare? Gloria Lau, cofounder and CEO of Alpha, believes that the future of health services and product delivery, whether prescription or OTC, insurance-covered or cash, will have a simple and personalised commerce experience supported by a team of AI-assisted doctors and pharmacies. Her current company, Alpha, is a health services brand that enables easy access to online diagnosis and prescription treatment, and focuses on healthcare’s primary decision makers - women. Alpha believes that the healthcare journey starts with basic medical needs - offering hormonal contraceptives, acne & anti-aging treatment, and elective cosmetic therapy. Alpha patients have access to a team of doctors and nurse practitioners, support for both insurance-covered and outside-of-insurance conditions, along with free shipping right to the patients home.

Previously, Gloria headed up data products at Linkedin and was VP of Data at Timeful which was acquired by Google. She is also a consulting faculty at Stanford, holds a Ph.D. and MSc from Stanford Engineering & Computer Science, a BSc from UCLA Engineering, is the inventor on 11 patents in the area of recommendation systems and data science and is author of over 40 academic papers on information retrieval systems.

gloria@helloalpha.com | www.helloalpha.com | www.av8.vc

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