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Justin Boogaard

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  • San Francisco, CA / Remote
I believe that the seat of health rests in the home and consider the work we're doing to be good for individuals, communities and the health system. I believe that a system that helps people live their life has the potential to help people live healthier, happier lives.

I got really lucky and was born into a family that loves me and gives great advice.

I graduated from UCLA in 2011. From 2012 - 2014 I worked on Bubbleboard (http://www.justinboogaard.com/bubbleboard) in a local LA accelerator as an EIR.

In 2015 I joined Soothe as a Product and Operations Manager & the first hire after the CTO. I built our Customer Service team, managed ops in ten cities and helped the company grow to a $25 million dollar valuation.

I left to pursue an opportunity I saw in the on demand economy. I hacked things together with my cofounder David Lung and we started gethustle.co. Hustle became a top Kairos company, was voted as one of LA's top 50 companies to watch in 2016 and has been featured in Inc. It was cool, and the best part was I got to learn what a great business partner David is.

Over Christmas my grandmother told me she was afraid of driving at night, and asked for a way to call Uber from her flip phone. GoGoGrandparent was born and she took her first trip to CoCo's Diner. She ordered a stack of buttermilk pancakes and extra crispy bacon.
Now I spend most of my time thinking about solving aging and/or making it less awful. If you're interested in helping us, you can check our hiring page: https://gogograndparent.com/hiring.

I eat my food in sections, still ask my high school English teacher for book recommendations and do most of my work while listening to nuevo flamenco guitar.
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