EP 223 – Gourab Mukherjee – CEO of Aktivo Labs – It’s Going to Be a $7 Trillion Health Care Bill


Michael Waitze worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo.  Michael lived and worked in Tokyo from February 1990 until December 2011.  Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, building one of the biggest and fastest-growing podcast listener bases in the region.  His AsiaTechPodcast.com show has listeners in more than 170 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

My passion lies in scaling and commercialising high-impact technology that touches lives. Anything is possible when a group of smart and motivated people apply themselves to solve important problems. I followed that belief and took the biggest bet on my future and that of health-tech and co-founded Aktivolabs. We build digital behavioural modification tools using best practices and scientific methods to improve the health of people across cultures and countries. We’ve assembled a team of hungry people, developed a process for rapid experimentation and built our flagship health app Aktivo. Powered by a proprietary algorithm - the Aktivo Score®, generates a digital bio-marker for health and longevity. The success of our initial pilots in multiple markets has resulted in game changing deals for the company with two major financial houses in India and Singapore, attracted a board of leading clinicians and scientists at the intersection of health and technology and locked-in two rounds of seed funding for product development and generated further traction with insurers globally. Capitalizing on this momentum in 2019 and laser focused on capturing an even greater customer base across the globe we’re empowering individuals to live a healthy long life. Join me in creating healthier societies. It is in the best interest of us all.

The Asia InsurTech Podcast was joined by Gourab Mukherjee, CEO and co-founder of Aktivo Labs, to discuss the transformative power of technology in the health and insurance sectors. Gourab highlighted the significant advancements in health monitoring and management through the integration of real-time data, personalization, and digital health ecosystems. Utilizing smartphone data, wearables, and sophisticated algorithms, Aktivo Labs aims to empower individuals with actionable insights for healthier living. The conversation also touched on the accuracy and evolving capabilities of health-related technologies, underscoring their potential to revolutionize personal health and wellness practices.

Gourab shared insights into Aktivo Labs’ global expansion strategy, emphasizing the importance of understanding and adapting to local markets, as demonstrated by their ventures into the United States and Japan. Through strategic partnerships and a keen awareness of macroeconomic tailwinds, Aktivo Labs tailors its approach to meet the unique needs of diverse demographics, from aging populations in Japan to younger ones in Africa.

Looking ahead, he envisions a future where health and technology are seamlessly integrated, enabling individuals to make informed decisions about their health and lifestyle. This future promises a more engaged, healthier global population, driven by innovations that bridge the gap between health, technology, and everyday life.

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