Episode 94 | Sun Basket’s Recipe for Startup Success

with Sun Basket CEO and founder Adam Zbar

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How’s this for a recipe for success: Work at McKinsey. Go to film school. Take over a high-level entertainment strategy role when your colleague has a mental breakdown. Start your first company in your mid-thirties.

Sound a bit… circuitous? Well it’s precisely the path that today’s guest Adam Zbar took, and it seems to be working out.

Adam is the CEO and founder of Sun Basket, a San Francisco-based meal-kit delivery service that makes healthy cooking easy by delivering ready to make recipes and organic and non-GMO ingredients every week.

Since launching in 2015, the company has seen enormous growth and success, scaling from 0-1,000 employees and raising more than $50 million in funding.

In this episode, Adam joins us from his Bay Area home to share Sun Basket’s recipe for success, as well as some top shelf “Zbarisms” – including why it’s usually better to “solve the people, not the problem.”


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