Tell us about yourself?
I am a disruptor, an agent of change and purpose with a singular objective: create positive, long-term impact – benefiting as many people as humanly possible.
I am also the Founder and CEO of Olive Diagnostics; a digital diagnostic solutions provider. We are changing the very nature of personal healthcare around the world.
What do you think is the single biggest misconception people have when it comes to startups?
The biggest misconception is that it will be easy. At the end of the day, It’s about the companies ability to raise money. The only things the company needs to focus on is creating assets to raise money.
If you could go back in time to any moment from your journey, and give yourself one tip, what would it be?
Don’t take things personally. Work hard, do your best, and always keep the end goal in mind. Realising it’s about the journey and appreciating the learning along the way. Don’t give up!
What makes you stand out as an entrepreneur?
My tenacity and willingness to go the distance. My ability to think laterally, to delegate, to lead by example
What are some of the best working habits you’ve gained over the past couple of years?
Work long hours and ability to stay focussed. Involving the team in important decisions, getting the team involved and working collaboratively with work partners and colleagues to achieve the end goal.
Give us a bit of an insight into the influences behind the company?
My mother was having sick and having chemotherapy in Jerusalem.
I was located in another country, and found it frustrating that their was no remote health care monitoring that I could monitor her health remotely.
I spotted a gap in the market for a remote healthcare monitoring device
Where do you see your business in five years?
Having grown the company and made a real impact in the market we hope to be acquired by Apple, Google, Amazon and facebook/Meta
What do you think the biggest challenge will be for you in getting there?
scaling up manufacturing and being able to supply the demand. This also depends on market factors and economic factors as to how quickly we can scale up.
Talk to us about your biggest success story so far?
A couple of achievements, developing a state of the art technology that will change the face of preventative health and CE regulation
How do clients and customers find you? Are you much of a salesperson for yourself?
Clients find me personable, engaging. I am definitely a salesman..I drive business, am very good at achieving the end goal.
What one tip would you give to fellow startup founders?
Learn to overcome rejection and to bounce back from any setback. This is important as their will be set backs, but one needs to keep moving forward
And finally, what do you hope the future brings both you personally, and your business?
As a company, my hope is that we have developed the the ability to prevent health issues becoming a problem, to save lives and increases people’s quality of life.