As Director of Special Projects for this Dog DNA Test company, I reported directly to the C-Team on high-priority efforts like a packaging redesign, logistics efficiency (CSAT), new hire onboarding & training, bioinformatics pipeline rebuild (faster & consistent results turnaround), fundraising (Series A), product design (preventative recommendations for nutrition, exercise, allergies), go-to-market strategy for breeders & veterinarians, branding, street team assembly, internal testing and reporting systems for all functional areas, and recruiting.
My role at Embark Veterinary was that of a pseudo-COO.
While part of the uBiome partnerships team, we launched an academic consortium to elicit research proposals and build awareness of our industry-leading microbiome sequencing technology. By the end of my contract (one week), over 300+ researchers had requested to learn more about becoming involved, which eventually culminated in a collaboration with the CDC.
Personalize your world, for better health.
Our first experiment: food informed by the genome + microbiome. We're still brainstorming, but imagine: recipes, ingredients, and on-demand deliveries that are formulated to a person's specific needs and preferences, preventing diseases for which we're at risk, improving mental/physical performance, and ultimately helping us lead happier, more fulfilled lives.
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