Running a New Startup While Raising Two Kids
Angel’s husband worked in pharmaceutical sales. One day, he got the same disease he was selling the drug for. “While this medication was a good option, there were better ones coming out in the pipeline, meaning the drug is being developed in a clinical trial, but not quite out in the market for a patient to experience.” As an entrepreneur, Angel wanted to find the best solution.
In 2016, she started working on Discover Therapies, a digital health startup, together with her husband. It was a three-sided marketplace connecting patients, clinics, and pharmaceutical companies so patients could access all treatment options and clinical trials.
In the same year, the couple had their first child, and 20 months later, their second one. “There’s no strategy, there was a baby crying: it’s your turn, it’s my turn. Luckily, you know, my husband and I are quite flexible. We’re getting shit done kind of people.”
In 2019, one of their clients acquired Discover Therapies, and Angel and her husband decided to take a break from entrepreneurship.