The COVID pandemic created biological security shifts, on par with the physical security shifts brought on by the events of 9/11. My guest this week is Eli Harris, co-founder of R-Zero, and his team is disrupting an archaic industry...disinfection. In doing so, they are creating a category around health security + biosafety technology. Their mission impact is significant, but so is the brand recognition and clout of the competitors that already play in that space. We discuss those topics and more, in this week's episode.
My guest this week is Eli Harris, is the co-founder of R-Zero. R-Zero is disrupting an archaic industry (disinfection), and in doing so - creating a category around health security + biosafety technology. Eli and his co-founders recognized that the COVID pandemic was going to present a massive shift in health security, much like 9/11 did for physical security.
The opportunity for Eli and the R-Zero team is enormous and we discuss this societal shift in great detail within this episode, but let me be clear…Eli’s story is not one of success without failure. R-Zero is Eli’s second startup and his first is now valued over $1 billion dollars. You read that correctly, his first startup reached the elusive “Unicorn” status. Unfortunately though, he does not get to share in that success because a little over two years ago he was pushed out and let go from the very company he built.
Within this episode we unpack how he processed that moment to get to a place where was capable and emotionally ready to begin building what, from all external signs, looks to be another Unicorn startup story.
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