About The Talk
When building a startup in certain industries like healthcare, fintech, or cannabis, entrepreneurs will need to navigate different regulatory challenges and red tape as laws across states require different things.
As a founder, staying on top of laws while trying to grow a company is almost impossible, especially since legislation changes frequently.
To learn more about this, we’re excited to chat with Rob Tankson, Co-Founder & COO of PrestoDoctor, a leading telemedicine company that connects patients seeking medical cannabis cards with compassionate, licensed doctors across the U.S.
As a company involved in both cannabis and healthcare, we are excited to dive into some of the challenges he faced growing his company across the US, and his advice to others building in the space.
Co-founder & COO of PrestoDoctor
Rob Tankson is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and Co-Founder and COO of PrestoDoctor, a leading telemedicine company that connects patients seeking medical cannabis cards with compassionate, licensed doctors across the U.S.
With his leadership and vision, PrestoDoctor was acquired by Cannabis Sativa Inc. (OTCQB: CBDS) in August 2017 at a $9mm valuation. Rob currently serves on the board of Cannabis Sativa and as the VP of Operations and is a member of the Minority Business Cannabis Association.
Prior to co-founding PrestoDoctor in 2015, Rob worked extensively in the finance and tech industries, including at Google, ClearSlide, and Pacific Wealth Group. While at Google, he managed expense planning, reporting, and analysis for emerging products including Google Chromebook. After Google, Rob went to work on Wall Street as an equity research analyst where he developed a unique forward-looking database to quickly identify changes in industry trends, successfully outperforming the S&P 500 annually.
Rob received his BA in Psychology from the University of San Francisco.
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