Feb 15, 2022 • 28M

How one visit to pick up a prescription led to creating a new type of pharmacy w/ Eric Kinariwala Founder/CEO of Capsule

The Consumer VC Episode 198 with Eric Kinariwala Founder/CEO of Capsule

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Hey Friends,

Our guest today is Eric Kinariwala, founder and CEO of Capsule. Capsule is the pharmacy that delivers your prescriptions, the same day, for free.

We discuss –

  • How a miserable experience to the pharmacy was his aha moment

  • Why Capsule was a combination of his previous work experiences

  • How he was able to raise his first round of funding

  • Approach to finding real estate for his first location

  • How he thinks about experience, omnichannel and design

  • Expanding beyond NYC

I hope you enjoy.