about this episode
Honor CEO & Co-founder Seth Sternberg (prev. Meebo, Google) turns his tech expertise toward human betterment, combining care professionals with machine learning for quality home care; shares lessons as serial entrepreneur, raising money, assembling teams, navigating execution & market risks
0:41 – Jason introduces Seth Sternberg.
1:43 – Seth talks about the inspiration for Honor and how home-care is an untapped market.
6:16 – The difference between founders who tend to be execution-risk vs. market-risk.
11:26 – What is Honor’s product and how do they deliver it?
21:27 – Seth on speaking to investors about breaking the gig-economy in a growing gig-economy.
25:35 – Selling Meebo, developing ‘Sign in with Google’, and the eventual demise of Google+.
29:39 – Seth shares his thoughts on Google’s Dragonfly Project and morality issues in the world vs. America.
32:55 – Injustice and underestimating the service labor sector, and giving care professionals the credit they deserve.
36:55 – Scope of Honor, where it currently operates, and how Honor works with agency owners and the rest of the care providing industry.
41:29 – Changes in Silicon Valley since 2005, dealing with investors asking for faster growth, and leveraging machine-learning to benefit care professionals.
50:39 – Since Seth is a pilot, the two talk about planes and flying mishaps that can occur (depending on poor practices and engines).
59:12 – Seth talks about the roadmap for Honor as being execution-focused, cost & demographics of care professionals, and tackling loneliness.