Jane Sagui: Find The Right Hormone Specialist With Pollie #60
13 August 2020
Jane is the CEO and co-founder of Pollie (@pollie.co), a women's hormonal health start-up. After years of covering health tech companies as a consultant and VC analyst, Jane started Pollie to solve an issue she experienced first-hand with her own PCOS: finding a specialist that listens to you and is aligned with your goals, personality, and preferences. Through helping women find a range of virtual hormonal health specialists and other resources, Pollie's goal is to streamline, democratize, and personalize hormonal health support.
In episode 60 of the podcast, I speak with Jane about her PCOS journey and her hormonal health start up Pollie.
As you may know, finding a hormone specialist can take hours and even days of research. Not only that, it’s hard to know if a provider will be a good fit for you. That’s why Jane started Pollie. Pollie is the go to marketplace if you are looking for a virtual hormone specialist, but Jane explains everything you need to know about who and what Pollie is and how it can help.
- Janes PCOS story/journey [00:05:15]
- Who Pollie is and what it does [00:09:30]
- How Jane's PCOS journey has changed from when she was first diagnosed to now [00:11:14]
- How Jane discovered she was suffering from pill-induced PCOS [00:14:11]
- How Pollie works [00:22:11]
- Pollie's network provider coaching costs [00:25:37]
- How Pollie is trying to make hormonal health support personalized and accessible to all [00:27:35]
I absolutely loved chatting with Jane and finding out more about Pollie. It’s such an incredible platform that can help you find a provider that will be a good fit for you, as well as saving you time and money. So if you are looking to balance your hormones, treat your PCOS, endometriosis or improve fertility, Pollie has you covered.
Right now you can save $10 on your first Pollie appointment using the code ‘PCOS Oracle’. Visit pollie.co today and find the right specialist for you.
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