STEALTH COMPANY – NATURAL WELLNESS, HEALTH TECH, MEDIA
An impact-focused (think bCorp like Patagonia); Santa Monica, Austin, Hawaii, and Colorado-based venture collective of serial entrepreneurs (enterprise tech, health & wellness, media & entertainment, blockchain, data, gaming, hemp/cannabis, influencers, thought leaders) with multiple exits (philosophy skincare>Coty, StubHub>eBay, Essential Living Foods > Nestle, Kevita>Pepsi, Responsys>Oracle) who are dedicated to activating nature’s intelligence to elevate global health through: Regenerative Wellness, Natural Medicine, Next-generation Technologies, and game-changing partnerships/collaborations.
We are looking for a well rounded research analyst intern to help with trend research and documenting the competitive landscape. The opportunity we’re in the middle of is one that comes with products and distribution to kick the company off with significant amounts of targeted traffic.
WHY THIS OPPORTUNITY FEELS LIKE A UNICORN
This is a unique opportunity to step into a highly collaborative senior team that operates our businesses and our lives with a very evolved view of ourselves, our universe and the world we all share. We are as determined to create widespread impact in the world as we are to know that our thinking is only as good as our ability to evolve that thinking collaboratively with our senior leadership teams and the context of the situations we are in.
It is our humble belief that the situation we’re in the middle of is a once-in-a-lifetime nexus – especially given our co-marketing traffic partnership with millions of current customers ready for our forthcoming stealth companion site.
WHAT WE’RE CREATING
We are staffing a stealth-mode health-tech / ecommerce property that is a joint venture with a very large co-marketing and co-branding partner with millions of monthly eyeballs and millions of paying customers. This new ecommerce property will leverage partnerships with top global thought-leaders and influencers in the areas of: functional medicine, scientifically-validated natural medicine, root cause analysis, telemedicine, IoT device-based health trends (biometrics, fitness tracking, sleep tracking), at home diagnostics (DNA, bio-markers), personalized medicine, and ancient medical systems of the planet: traditional chinese, ayurveda, and amazonian medicine. We are working with some of the strongest brands (physical goods, digital goods and broader solutions), as well as promising cutting edge brands/solutions that are in the early stages of their product lifecycles. Our research and our belief is that we don’t compete directly with Amazon or vitacost because discerning customers aren’t going to these sites for efficient answers to their family’s critical health problems. They desire the expertise of a functional MD (+/- ND, OD, ayurveda, TCM), combined with the efficiency of tech-forward health apps/services with the confidence that data-driven (biomarkers, diagnostic tests, board-certified expert guidance) brings to a total health solution.
YOUR ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategic Projects – Provide support on sector strategic projects involving transactional and investment decisions: defining the problems, developing hypotheses, structuring analyses, collecting data, and communicating findings succinctly and thoughtfully. Outcomes may include recommendations on go-forward investments and strategies; and execution of partnerships, intellectual property, and site selection strategies.
Market Assessment – Research market conditions in local, regional, national and international segments to determine potential sales of a product or service. Perform analyses in the areas of product preferences, potentials, sales coverage, market size, penetration, marketing practices and trends. Less on the quantitative side, and more about big picture thinking and news
Customer and Competitor Landscape Assessment – Keep informed about developments in the medicine, natural wellness, health, supplement, DTC, and economic, scientific, political, industrial/international fields as they apply to the organization’s future marketing plans. Collect and maintain information on the requirements, organization, budget, and preferences of prospective customers and competitors. Gather data on competitors and analyzes their strategies, prices, sales, and method of operation. Organize information to assist in analyzing future products and make recommendations for the development of new products or services.The landscape is constantly shifting, you will be responsible for following the cutting edge trends and relaying the relevant information to the team
Investor Research – What companies and ideas are the big venture funds investing in? How can we relay this information in potential product offerings? These questions and more will be in your domain to help answer.
Summary Snapshots – Being able to synthesize your research into short digestible snippets of quantitative and qualitative data
Detailed Reports – The markets we are in (telemedicine, health-tech, ecommerce, natural wellness / functional-medicine renaissance, wearable data, unbundling of the family doctor) give us unbounded opportunities. Detailed reporting will allow us to get ahead of the curve and get ahead of the competition.
Executive Presentations – Your work will assist the executives to determine the company’s direction. The ability to present your findings in a tidy, detailed, thoughtful way is crucial.
Ambitious Goals – We want to help change the path of healthcare towards a more natural and holistic future. Your ambition to succeed should match our energy and culture.
Desire for Change – Your research will directly impact what we decide to focus on. We want driven, motivated, detailed oriented people with a burning desire to change the current paradigm we live in. The future is being created, and you have the chance to be directly involved with one of the biggest shifts taking place in health and wellness.
EXPERIENCE – The following skills and experiences are highly desirable.
Healthtech, Telemedicine – Experience with innovative models that deliver health services directly to consumers.
HIPAA compliance – familiarity with FDA and HIPAA compliance, including how to manage and build compliant software-centric DTC businesses.
Software-dependent Businesses – a blend of licensable cloud-based software and modest to moderate custom development.
Consumer Subscription Models – web or app-centric subscription models for physical and/or digital goods.
Digital goods – marketing guides, online programs, and subscription models such as workout plans, online wellness programs, yoga subscriptions, telemedicine sites/apps.
Ecommerce & DTC – Direct-to-consumer conversion models with sensitivities around CPA/CAC:LTV ratios across single sku, limited sku and large catalog ecommerce sites.
Content, Education, video sales – models where content, expertise contribute to the value for the customer. From TED talks to TV shows to infomercials.
Microsoft Office Suite – Powerpoint, Excel, and Word experience needed (and their equivalents in Google Suite). To show off the research and relay information to key team members.
Show up fully – be super fun, happy, positive, creative, collaborative.
Show up for yourself – Have a personal growth and personal development practice that helps you show up as your highest-vibration self.
INTERESTS & BUSINESS FOCUS
You should be a geek about tech/media startups, business models, culture, healthy lifestyles, natural wellness, biohacking, health hacking, scientific wellness, life optimization, personalized medicine (i.e. genetics), fitness, vitality, longevity, energetics, psychedelic and plant medicines, and IoT health devices (i.e. fitbit).
We’re a relatively flat organization that fosters naturally arising leadership. We also use circular management, where stakeholders show up together to support the project lead.
You’ll report to: Co-founder
Location: You will work remotely for the foreseeable future. Most of us are in Santa Monica, CA / West LA.
Timezone: You should be willing and able to work in the Pacific Time Zone, with occasional off-hours work required for other timezones.
We foster a culture of accountability where everyone is a self-starter and team player in an ego-free collaborative environment. Our #1 job is to manage our vibe, and show up fully – which means taking time for ourselves is essential.
We stand for unprecedented results, operational excellence and a transforming quality of life, for the business, the team, their families and the planet itself. We are serious about results, and love to have fun. We foster safe space, and embrace “no thing unsaid”.
THE CIRCLES WE CO-CREATE IN
We’ve worked with the coolest brands out there (Disney, Xbox, Apple, Nike, The Marley Family), launched the largest tokens (EOS), won awards (Emmy) produced TV shows (Narcos, Godfather of Harlem, Amazing Race, Survivor), and are networked to some of the most impactful groups out there (Summit Series, Neurohacker Collective, Landmark, Burning Man, Davos, World Economic Forum, Esalen Institute, MAPS, Aspen Institute, Pachamama Alliance, Rainforest Action Network, Amazon Watch, Buckminster Fuller Institute, Integral Institute). We’re excited to merge our networks and make magic happen.
Are you inspired? Please reach out. Let’s talk.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship