AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
Hirsch co-founded Santa Monica, California-based GoodRx to help provide Americans with affordable access to prescription medications.
PE TRIPLE PLAY Private equity firms Francisco Partners and Spectrum Equity acquired a majority stake in GoodRx in 2015 before a third PE firm, Silver Lake, made a minority investment in 2018.
GOING PUBLIC IN A PANDEMIC GoodRx went public in September 2020, raising $1.1 billion in its IPO.
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Flipping The Scrip
In 2011, tech industry veteran Doug Hirsch launched digital health care marketplace GoodRx with Scott Marlette and Trevor Bezdek. With 20 million people now using it every month to find affordable prescription medications, GoodRx has saved them $30 billion. Hirsch has continued to serve as co-CEO since taking the company public last year. We asked him how he’s kept it healthy through all the changes.
Kara Goldin – Making a Bigger Splash
Hint founder and CEO Kara Goldin talks to Park Place Payments founder and CEO Samantha Ettus about breaking into a new industry with an unconventional strategy.
Farming Grows Up
A group of startups raises lettuce, tomatoes, and berries in high-rise plant factories. The founders aren’t farmers; they’re technologists who have shown that even the most grounded industry can be radically reinvented.
How Delane Parnell Beat the Game at Its Own Game
He was the living embodiment of the American Dream, a tireless entrepreneur who fought his way from Detroit’s meanest streets. Then Delane Parnell faced the moment that would define his gaming venture—and his life.
Down to Their Last Dollar
Businesses fail every day, from world-beaters (like TWA and Lehman Brothers) to sexy high-fliers (DeLorean, Enron) to Steady Eddie, old-school icons (Toys “R” Us, Sears). Sometimes, of course, market conditions simply turn Sisyphean. But often, when that boulder starts to roll backward, a leader’s grit, imagination, resourcefulness, and ability to conjure a little luck can mean the difference between a brave new chapter and, well, Chapter 11. Here, four businesses that went from nearly bust to total gangbusters.
She has dreams of an IPO he knows how to make them reality
Liz Young, founder of real estate startup Realm, talks scaling up with Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of Compass (No. 71, 2018 Inc. 5000), the largest independent real estate brokerage in the U.S. By Graham Winfrey
Easing The Heavy Lift
Stord’s cloud-based warehousing platform started as a student project. It could revolutionize the global supply chain.
Driving Growth via Customer Connections
Salesforce research found that growing SMBs were more likely to accelerate their technology investments during the pandemic.
The Great Double Unicorn Fixer
The creator of Carbon Health wants to fix health care for the masses. Previously, he built a company with a mission to fix education for the masses. Both companies are worth billions. He comes from the edge of nowhere in rural Turkey. How the heck does this happen? It actually makes perfect sense.
5 Strategies for Conveying Preeminence in the Marketplace
Reaching the top of your game isn’t easy, but it’s the most effective path to sales success. Here’s how to get there.