Strong Suit 220: How This VC-Backed Entrepreneur Cooked Up A Rockstar Team

It’s one thing to come up with a super-cool new product idea.
It’s entirely another to raise millions in venture capital funding, handpick a bunch of top-performers, build them into a cohesive team, and execute.
And ship!
That’s precisely what David Rabie has done. 
He’s Founder & CEO of Tovala. This early-stage company moved from Silicon Valley to Chicago, to get its hands on great talent.
Tovala is a smart oven that is paired with a meal delivery service. The simplest way to get healthy food into your kitchen and your body. 
After years working at Veggie Grill and Groovy Spoon Frozen Yogurt, David was inspired to reimagine the way that people prepare their dinner.
And his team is doing it.
In this 20-minute episode, he tells us how.

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