Kevin McGarvey - Founder & CPO/President of Hippo Health

“Surround yourself with team-members that compliment your strengths and weaknesses

Kevin McGarvey is the Founder & President of Hippo Health which is on a mission to easily connect patients and doctors through virtual care. Hippo Health has built a platform where you can talk, text, or video chat with a doctor when you need too. Prior to Hippo Health Kevin was the CEO of ErgentMD, an emergency physician, and has over 20 years of experience in healthcare startups.


Key Takeaways:

  1. Product market fit is building a product that delights the customer.

  2. Bring in people into the company that make up for your weaknesses which could even be a new CEO who can better scale the company through the next phase of growth.

  3. It's important to learn how to compartmentalize things for your own health as startups can be 24/7.

Topics Covered:

  • What is Hippo Health

  • People are going to the wrong places for care 2:30

  • Building a marketplace 3:30

  • What it's like to bring in a new CEO as the Founder 4:45

  • Most surprising part of the entrepreneurial journey 6:09

  • What the model looks like for physicians 8:10

  • Vision for virtual care 10:25

  • Thoughts on Colorado Venture Summit 13:14

  • Advice to other founders 14:19


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