Alex Guastella, co-founder of Quick'rCare, is a successful serial entrepreneur in the healthcare space.
"I got my start with ZocDoc as a very early executive and saw the disruption people can have on a market. It is a thrill to have the experience to be a part of scaling a company to unicorn status, you really learn how you are not just building another company, but building a movement," he said. "From there, I dedicated myself to building companies inside healthcare tech before taking a step back to advise companies from the outside. In 2016, I launched Quick'rCare with my co-founder Raghu."
Quick'rCare helps hospitals and urgent care facilities lower their wait times by allowing patients to hold their place in line.
"We built a digital platform where we worry about the patient experience for people who are at their most vulnerable point in healthcare, an urgent visit," Guastella explained. "We use tags from Google to immediately attract and direct patients to the convenient facilities. We spent months thinking about the user experience before doing anything. We went to hospitals before we had anything fully built and asked the market what they wanted. What we found was customers wanted something without complicated technology and something that required no maintenance, which is difficult for any tech company because we want to build a lot of great features."
Guastella recommends reading Strategic IQ by John Wells because it will make you create a better corporation as you grow. His advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is threefold. "Fail fast, pivot quick and always focus on culture," he said.