Welcome to Inc.'s Founders Project podcast with Alexa Von Tobel, where we bring you tales of guts, inspiration, and drive that define the entrepreneurs building the future. Each week, we dig into a founder's professional playbook and uncover what makes them tick. On this week's episode:

How to Be an Experimentalist with Arif Nathoo of Komodo Health

Across the globe, we're amassing a trove of health care data that, if properly leveraged, could drastically improve patient outcomes. That's the philosophy behind Komodo Health, which uses data-driven insights to optimize communication between key health care players, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, insurance companies, and other startups. The company, which is valued at more than $3 billion, was co-founded by Arif Nathoo in 2014, after he left an executive position at McKinsey to focus on a more direct approach to fighting disease. Nathoo shares why Covid was a watershed moment in utilizing health care data, why the future of health care will be fully centered on the patient, and how he managed to hire more people in the past year than in the first seven years of Komodo's existence. 

Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated Komodo Health's valuation. It is currently valued at $3 billion, according to the company.