Julia Cheek of Dallas, Texas is the founder of EverlyWell, a company that sells a variety of DIY lab tests. The kits are mailed to a consumer at home where they collect their own blood and urine and then send it out to a lab for testing. (It eliminates a trip to the doctor and out-of-pocket expenses.) EverlyWell kit prices vary from $79 (cholesterol test) to $399 (women’s fertility test). Cheek is pitching her business on Shark Tank on November 26.
Cheek launched EverlyWell in 2013, two years after graduating from Harvard Business School. (The Sharks like that kind of pedigree.) EverlyWell tests are processed by board certified physicians and customers can check results for free on the EverlyWells website. Cheek has the advantage (or disadvantage) of pitching in front of Lori Greiner who (with Kevin O’Leary, who isn’t on this episode) invested $300,000 in Petnostics, a line of at-home urine tests for dogs and cats. And Mark Cuban who just invested $200k in DNA Simple. Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC, right after America’s Funniest Home Videos. [33 Shark Tank Christmas Gifts — Smart Gifts For Men, Women, Kids, Pets]