44: Don't Try to Find an Easy Time to Do Hard Things: Daily Harvest founder Rachel Drori

 
Rachel Drori founded Daily Harvest to solve the problem of getting nutritious food that's also quick to prepare.

Rachel Drori founded Daily Harvest to solve the problem of getting nutritious food that's also quick to prepare.

Rachel Drori comes from from a long line of entrepreneurs – her immigrant grandparents started a business when they got to the United States.  

Even more unique: Her mother started a business too, so she grew up around women founders.

Today she's the founder and CEO of Daily Harvest, a young startup that sits at the intersection of nutrition and convenience. You think starting a business is hard? Well, it is. But Drori started Daily Harvest when she was seven months pregnant, then raised investment funds for the business when she was pregnant. Her story is instructive for anyone who has wondered whether now is the right time to take a big career leap.

I sat down with Drori at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to get insight into a number of questions, including: Is there ever an easy time to do a hard thing? I think you'll come away with a fresh appreciation for what you can get done if you've had the right preparation.