Aug. 19, 2021

Sam Corcos (Levels) - Tracking how your diet affects your health through wearables

Sam Corcos (Levels) - Tracking how your diet affects your health through wearables

Our guest today is Sam Corcos, co-founder and CEO of Levels. Levels makes it easy for people to see how their diet is affecting both their health and their lifestyle in a quantifiable way by measuring biomarkers in real time. In previous episodes we've discussed tracking your sleep, your exercise. Levels is tracking your blood glucose so you can make better decisions about what you consume. This was a fascinating conversation about how to optimize what you eat and how wearables can help you understand your body better. Without further ado, here's Sam.

And there you have it. It was a pleasure having Sam on the show. Highly recommend following him on Twitter @SamCorcos.

Some of the questions I ask Sam.

  1. What was your initial attraction to entrepreneurship? You started a few companies that were in different categories. CarDash (cardash.com) and what made you interested in the human body?
  2. Why did you decide to focus on metabolic health and optimizing your health?
  3. Why didn't you want to be on the technical side for Levels?
  4. What was it like building a company with 5 co-founders? That might be the most amount of co-founders we've had on this show. What's that dynamic like?
  5. Why are we in a metabolic health crisis?
  6. Why did you decide to focus on continuous glucose monitoring? Is the change in glucose the best indicator to track what foods are best for you?
  7. What are some of the biggest myths when it comes to what a healthy diet actually is?
  8. It seems like theres conflicting information about nutrition makes them doubt their food choices. How does Levels help in this capacity?
  9. How did Levels come together?
  10. What's your approach to nutrition?
  11. How did you go about building the product?
  12. How did you seek customer validation?
  13. What's the most expensive piece to you product?
  14. When did you realize this is a consumer need?
  15. What was it like going through YC?
  16. What was your approach to fundraising?
  17. What were some of your biggest learnings during COVID?
  18. What were some of the most important habits that you've developed for productivity?
  19. How did you think about pricing your product?
  20. What's one thing you would change about venture capital?
  21. What's one book that inspired you personally, one book that inspired you professionally?
  22. What's the best piece of advice that you've received?