Leslie Schrock
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About me

I was born in Pennsylvania, and grew up in Texas. After working in advertising with clients like (RED), I joined the founding team of Rock Health, a globally-known startup accelerator that became a venture fund with over 100 portfolio companies and partners like the Mayo Clinic. I also cofounded a food startup introducing sustainable protein sources, and am on the Advisory Council at the University of Texas College of Communication. When I’m not writing, I spend my time with startups improving the way we live.

This eclectic mix of career choices resulted in being named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and features in publications like CNBC, NPR, Time, GQ, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Wired, and The New York Times. I’ve also spoken around the world, from Sydney to Moscow to Barcelona, mostly about design, health, technology, and food.

My first book, Bumpin’, was born around the same time as my son, and grew out of my own feelings of helplessness navigating a few complicated pregnancies and losses. For someone who spent years in the healthcare industry, I wondered if it was this confusing for me, what was it like for everyone else? Written in real-time while I was pregnant, it is the guidebook that I wish I’d had from conception all the way through postpartum. I don’t consider myself a pregnancy guru–I’m just a curious person who thought families deserve better resources.

Speaking of family, I live in San Francisco with my husband and son, and in my spare time enjoy cooking, travel, hiking, and photography.

 
 

 
 

Work

I have advised and worked with dozens of brands and startups.
Here are a few:

Rock Health
Maven
Precise.ly
Bitty Foods
Almanac
MC10
Neurotrack
Hint Health
Piper Biosciences
(RED)
Starbucks
Microsoft

 

Investments

As an angel investor, I support founders changing the world, from health and education to developer tools:

Binti
Clever
Lambda School
Prisma
Sano
Tonal