CEO and co-founder, MeVitae
And - TEDx speaker and award-winning business leader
Just go for it. Do not overthink.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
MeVitae is a deep tech solution aimed at solving the biggest human capital challenges, including shortlisting top diverse talent. My role involves doing everything I can to fulfill our company vision of unleashing human potential, from meeting potential clients to managing a team.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
My childhood and upbringing has everything to do with who I am. I went to one of the most under achieving community schools in Westminster (shut in 2006). I never grew up with mentors and hardly knew the importance of them, and was bullied in school.
My educational background is that of a scientist and engineer. I studied MEng Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London and postgraduate in Clinical Neuroscience at Oxford University. My research involved collaborating alongside renowned computational neuroscientists to map the structural and functional relationship of the brain. My thesis is now at the Bodleian Library.
The idea of MeVitae came from a conversation with my now Co-Founder and CTO, Vivek Doraiswamy, where we ended up building the leading CV app to get Vivek a job at Microsoft. The app received over 50k downloads in a few weeks increasing to 60-70 a day, usage of 30 minutes per user per day and ranked the top Windows Store App without any marketing. Shortly after, I started researching the human resource market and that was the start of MeVitae in 2014.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
When first jumping into the business world I was very introverted; shy talking to ‘strangers’. I had to build up my confidence and just get out there. I have had to learn the ropes of the business world and learn from my mistakes. I am now a TEDx speaker, multi-award winning business leader, and entrepreneur. Back then I never thought any of these things would be possible.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I was always curious about the world of tech and my family were STEM orientated. It was a natural progression. I look forward to growing my knowledge base every day, whilst fulfilling my company’s vision of unleashing human potential because everyone has talent.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
I was always worried about failing and I wasn’t much of a risk taker. I wish I knew that failing is the first attempt in learning.
INSPO / FUN FACT
Just go for it! Do not overthink. It's not as hard as you think!