Founder Associate | Fella | $21k | Remote (Worldwide)

Founder Associate | Fella | $21k | Remote (Worldwide)

21,000 / year
Remote Worldwide
Application ends: July 21, 2024
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Job Description


Fella Health helps middle-aged men live 10 years longer.

We are the telemedicine clinic for bigger guys, worldwide. We use medical weight loss treatment to solve our fellas’ most pressing healthcare need, then remain a fella’s core healthcare provider for the rest of their life – focused on men’s health, longevity, mental health, and primary care.

We will have served 1 million fellas by the end of 2026, and 10 million fellas by the end of 2028.

Our mission is to solve male obesity worldwide, by accelerating the take-up of GLP-1s in middle-aged men. From this, we’ll become the world’s leading men’s health brand.

We’ve grown >95x since Sept 2022 (currently growing >30% MoM) and are strongly cashflow positive. We have expanded our state coverage to >95% of US population, have started to expand our clinical protocol beyond weight (e.g. testosterone), and are eyeing up international expansion.

We’re still a young startup and are moving quickly. We have a long way to go. This is still Day 1.

You can read more about working at Fella here:

We’re backed by top healthcare & consumer investors:

  • Y Combinator
  • Global Founders Capital — backed Facebook, Slack, LinkedIn, Revolut, Rocket Internet
  • AngelList Early Stage Fund (backed by Naval Ravikant)
  • BrandProject (venture-builder behind 2 unicorns)
  • The founders of Indeed, Curative (unicorn), Alan (unicorn), Kaia Health (>$300mil valuation), Vouch Insurance (>$500mil valuation), Not Boring (Packy McCormick)

The opportunity as Founder Associate

Fella is building a world-class team.

As Founder Associate at Fella Health, you’ll work side-by-side with our CEO (Richie) to help run the company & improve our internal operating system.

You’ll free up Richie’s time & mindspace by owning day-to-day tasks, help run tight hiring processes, help run the finance function at Fella, interact with our investors, and improve our company processes & underlying OS. You’ll also do critical research to lay the groundwork for the company’s expansion. In addition, you’ll be spare pair of hands across the company: medical, customer success, growth.

You’ll take on tasks, projects and, over time, whole areas of the company. Your workflow will be to take on a problem, solve the problem, then build a system for the future. This role drastically scales up CEO time.

If you nail the role, you’ll be on track to own a large area of the company in the coming years.

This is a full-time, fully remote role, and you’ll work in the US timezone of your choice.

You’ll report directly to me, Richie (our CEO) You’ll also work closely with our Leads: Medical Support Lead (Arvee Sese), Head of Growth (Dave Lane), Head of Engineering (Gzim Helshani), Sales Lead (Jordan Pellikan).

Key Responsibilities

  • Company — You’ll work closely with our CEO (Richie) to help run the company & improve our internal operating system.
    • founder: you’ll own areas, projects, tasks that free up Richie’s time & mindspace — including email inbox, overseeing Slack, company mailboxes, ordering gifts
    • hiring: you’ll help run tight hiring processes, from role proposal through sourcing to onboarding
    • finances: you’ll help run the finance function in Fella — monthly financial reviews to ensure we’re staying frugal, monitoring cashflow to ensure we’re staying strongly cashflow positive, sorting payroll & paying invoices, working with our accountants to ensure everything stays boring
    • equity: you’ll work with Richie to ensure all team-members’ equity is calculated and allocated
    • investors: you’ll help Richie send investor updates and help run a fundraising process when relevant
    • internal systems: you’ll help Richie improve our company processes & underlying OS
    • legal: you’ll guide or execute necessary legal work as needed
    • extra: you’ll be a spare pair of hands across the company
  • Expansion — You’ll work closely with Richie to lay the groundwork for the company’s expansion.
    • research: you’ll do market research so our strategy stays agile on the frontier of the rapidly changing obesity & men’s healthcare market
    • products: you’ll help research expansion products so we better serve our fellas

Need to Have

  • Language: you are fluent in spoken & written English.
  • Learning: you’re an autodidact with impressive speed and resourcefulness. You regularly teach yourself the skills you need from scratch.
  • Trenches: you don’t hesitate to get your hands dirty in the trenches. You’re not too pretentious to grind it out.
  • Complexity: you’re highly organized and can complete multiple projects concurrently.
  • Mindset: you calmly handle uncertainty and rapidly changing situations.
  • Systems: you think in and build out systems. In solving a problem you recognize the underlying system, then focus on improving the system itself to fix the true cause of an issue, automating where possible.

Nice to Have

  • Past: you’ve likely been pulled into important problems, taken risks, excelled in new areas. You’ve likely created something from nothing, however small.
  • Future: you want to start a company in the future.
  • Background: you may have a STEM background, and may have a background in engineering, product, software, computers – or something similar. You’re comfortable around no-code tools and not afraid of code.
  • Experience: maybe you have 1+ years of relevant experience.
  • Figure it out: you’re likely one of those timeless people that could be dropped anywhere in the world, in any century, and you’d figure it out. Your friends probably think of you as that person

Our cultural standards

These are the core cultural standards to which we hold ourselves & our team-members at Fella:

  • Belief in the mission — we will have served 10 million fellas by the end of 2028 and we transform the lives of most fellas who join. We have a lot of work to do. We are obsessed with our fellas and are dedicated to the mission.
  • Bulldozing barriers — the world is malleable and we shape it. We truly believe this and act accordingly. We are at the mercy of no one but ourselves.
  • Unwavering integrity — we are at the frontier, so we often live in ambiguity with no trodden path. When we can’t look to others for guidance, we must maintain impeccable ethics and unwavering integrity.
  • Enduring frugality — we are frugal. We hate being wasteful and we are anti-luxury. We spend our cash wisely & carefully – in a way that would make our grandmas proud.
  • Do what is needed — speed is critical and often the solutions we need are messy. We are comfortable moving quickly and taking on gritty work.
  • End-to-end ownership — we are comfortable owning projects from noticing the problem to delivering the outcome.
  • Dedication to excellence — we are obsessed with our role, with a commitment to compounding self-improvement.
  • Commitment to candor — we believe in open communication and transparency. We are clear & caring communicators, welcoming feedback.
  • Only the paranoid survive — the road of expansion is bumpy. We are not fair weather sailers; we embrace the storms. However much we’ve already done, however far we’ve already come — all our work is still ahead of us.
  • Keep your head down — we’re boring people doing exciting work. We don’t chase short-term status: no media profiles, no bullshit conferences, no investor drinks. We ignore short-term dopamine hits and focus on what matters.

 “You just build a fucking amazing experience. Make each step amazing. Make every decision in the long term interest of the client. Give the client massively more value than you take.” — one of our angels whose company’s NPS = 90

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation: $21k/yr total comp inc equity (inclusive of 13th month)
  • Vacation: generous PTO with a yearly minimum (>2wks/yr + local national holidays)
  • Remote: our team is fully distributed across the world and functions fully remotely
  • Healthcare: comprehensive medical insurance (~$500/yr)
  • Personal development: budget for books, courses, coaching ($400/yr)
  • Personal wellness: budget for gym, health apps ($400/yr)
  • What are we missing? We’re still early so you get to shape our culture.

Tagged as: 1-3 Years, Entry Level