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As founders, we’re constantly asked what we’re doing or building next— but there isn’t enough emphasis on how we’re doing, and our why.

Over the past few months, I have been hosting The Quest podcast. My goal is to bring the human stories and…


Let’s do podcasts differently

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Closed doors

I saw this tweet the other day.

It got me to think a bit deeper about what we are trying to accomplish at The Quest.

The Quest is a podcast I made to bring the world stories of the people who have struggled and fought and finally made…


I struggled with alcohol addiction for over 20 years, among other destructive habits. Today I launched my social habit-tracking app, Kin. It has been a labor of love a year in the making, based on the learnings that saved my life.

Founders need to build better habits, not just better…


East, West, One Nation under God

This piece is written by Felix Wong, a Quest Minutes contributor. Get future Quest Minutes article delivered to your inbox here and join our episode discussion here.

Introducing: Jaeson Ma

Jaeson Ma is a media executive, artist and serial entrepreneur. …


Growing Roses from Concrete

This piece is written by Zachary Will Sy, a Quest Minutes contributor. We are always looking for individuals with great stories. You can apply to become a Quest Fellow here or sign up for our Weekly Digest here.

Introducing: Prophet Walker

At the age of 16, Prophet Walker was sentenced to six…


Life After Farmville

This piece is written by Benjamin Laufer, a Quest Minutes contributor. We are always looking for great storytellers. You can apply to have your writings featured here or sign up for our Quest Minutes Newsletter here.

Introducing: Amitt Mahajan

Ammit Mahajan is a serial entrepreneur and the creator of Farmville, a grow-you-own-farm…


The Kan Bro with a Billion-Dollar Exit

Dan Kan (left) and Kyle Vogt (right) in a Cruise car

This piece is written by Jimmy Hsu, a Quest Minutes contributor. We are always looking for great storytellers. You can apply to have your writings featured here.

Introducing: Dan Kan.

Dan Kan, the brother of Justin Kan, started off his career with 30+ rejections for jobs, he then went on to:

  • Work…

Building a unicorn digital pharmacy

Matt Gamache-Asselin (pictured left) and Jamie Karraker,
Co-founders, Alto Pharmacy

Who’s Matt?

Matt Gamache-Asselin is one of the scrappiest entrepreneurs I’ve ever met. Five years ago, he was a junior engineer at Facebook, dreaming about startups. Today, he’s the founder of Alto, a digital pharmacy startup that serves tens of thousands of patients and has raised $350M in investment funding. …


You will work with Robin and Justin on all investments. This is the opportunity to see the entire process of investing, from sourcing to diligence to winning the deal. You will learn how to become a great investor from founders who have been investing here for a decade in some of the fastest growing companies.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist in all areas of the investment process, including sourcing, diligence, modeling and research, and closing.
  • Ideate and vet areas to build new startups in
  • Manage back office vendors for fund operations

Qualifications:

  • Finance experience (experience in venture is great, but not required)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong analytical and written communication skillset

Interested? Get in touch with us and start a conversation.


You will work with us on mocking up ideas for new startups. We have a lot of them, and they span the gamut from new consumer apps to healthcare. You should enjoy learning about new ideas and new industries.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Be the first designer for half a dozen startups. You get to come up with the first concepts on visual identity, user experience and workflows, and be part of the process on deciding if these ideas should come to life.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working at an early stage startup
  • Experience with all the parts of the design process, including visual design, user experience, rapid prototyping, and branding
  • Experience designing both web and mobile apps

Interested in learning more? Get in touch with us.

Justin Kan

Be kind to yourself. If you won’t, who will?

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