Rachael Lake

Los Angeles, California, US

Rachael's Skills
Finance
Marketing
Product Management
Management
Sales
Business Development
Design
Operations
Strategy
Fundraising
User Experience
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

25-35

About Rachael

I'm a huge fan of Blue Apron, Plated, HelloFresh, etc. but found that for me, personally, there was something missing. I started my company Takeout Kit to address the issue of 'meal kit anxiety' or stress that comes from not being able to cook your meal kits before they expire. Takeout Kits have long shelf lives (2 months) and can stay in your pantry until you're ready to cook. We're focusing on creating global dishes that are fun and exciting to cook and might typically require hard-to-find ingredients.

I grew up in a small Maine town where international foods were limited. During my first job as an investment banking analyst in Manhattan, exposure to global restaurants opened up an exciting new world.

After surviving the financial crisis of 2008, I decided to recharge my batteries by traveling, taking cooking classes, and organizing food tours for friends. Finally, back in business school I discovered my calling - to bring international dishes to friends and family back home. Takeout Kit was born.

Work Experience

Product Management

PIMCO

January 2011 - January 2014

MBA Marketing Intern

Foodie Shares

April 2015 - June 2015

Education

Wellesley College

Economics

2007 - 2007

UCLA Anderson School of Management

MBA

2015 - 2015