In this week’s “Decamped,” we chat with Madison Campbell, co-founder and CEO of Leda Health, a startup that gives sexual assault survivors free self-administered examination kits. Campbell recently resettled in Summerlin, Nev., a suburb of Las Vegas, and is in the process of moving her company from its New York headquarters.
Why Vegas: One, I really like the climate. I actually don’t mind super, super hot weather—if you have air conditioning, which everybody here does. The other thing is the cost of living. I have a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house with a pool, in a gated community, with a garage, all that stuff, for $2,000 a month. In New York, my apartment was barely a one-bedroom—basically a closet—for around $5,000 a month. No elevator; no doorman; a walk-up above a Mexican restaurant that always had rats coming up from the downstairs. I had to kill a lot of rodents in my time in New York.