Ran Korber is Co-Founder and CEO at BreezoMeter, the leading air quality analytics company. It is one of Israel’s top startups and has almost 100 million daily users from its customers, including Dyson, L’Oreal, Bosch, Unilever, and many more.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Ran Korber talks about how he survived COVID-19
- The original idea behind BreezoMeter
- How Ran and his co-founders determined their target market
- How BreezoMeter helps their clients serve their customers
- Surprise uses of BreezoMeter
- How COVID-19 has impacted the demand for BreezoMeter
- How to use BreezoMeter to protect your health
- Ran discusses which companies should consider using BreezoMeter
- How Ran convinced an amazing team of experts to work at BreezoMeter
- Ran explains why this year gave him both his biggest challenges and proudest moments
In this episode…
Good air quality is so critical to life but oftentimes, we take it for granted. Back in 2013 when Ran Korber and his wife were planning on buying a house, they decided that one of their main considerations was having it in an area with the best air quality. To their surprise, there was no reliable data and no accurate way to measure the air quality anywhere. Because of this realization and his desire to protect his family’s health, Ran and his friends, Emil Fisher and Ziv Lautman, decided to create a product that will help address this problem.
They developed very sophisticated algorithms capable of forecasting and monitoring air pollution globally. The result of that project is BreezoMeter. They are now a leading air quality analytics company that offers services worldwide with accurate data and actionable recommendations.
On this episode of Inspired Insider as Dr. Jeremy Weisz talks with Ran Korber of BreezoMeter about how their brand helps people to protect their health. Ran also shares how he survived COVID-19, the personal story behind BreezoMeter, how he convinced a team of experts to work with their company, and why 2020 is his best and most challenging year yet. Stay tuned.
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Dr. Jeremy Weisz here, Founder of Inspired Insider.com where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders and you know Ran I like I’ve had a lot of inspired by the Israel Tech Scene Israel Business Series. And so I’ve had Mois Navone of Mobileye it talks about the Mobileye journey of being acquired by Intel for $13.2 billion. So people to check out that episode. Uri Adoni is the author of Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel Secret Rules of Chutzpah so check that out and Yossi Vardi, Jon Medved many more check it out. Before I introduce today’s guest, I want to just tell you, this episode is brought to you by Rise25. I co-founded it with my business partner, John Corcoran. And what we do is we help businesses connect to their dream 100 partnerships, clients, and we help you run your podcasts. So, you know, for me, Ran, the number one thing in my life is relationships. So I’m always looking at a way to give to my best relationships, put them on a platform, their thought leadership, and let them give them a platform to talk about what they’re working on. And podcasting over the past 10 years has been the best way that I’ve been able to share other people’s companies and thought leadership with the world. So if you have questions about starting your own podcast, you can go to Rise25.com, I won’t go into the longer explanation run, which is was really inspired by my grandfather, who was a Holocaust survivor. So if you’re interested in that story, you can go to Inspired Insider.com/theaboutpage and the full interview that the Holocaust Foundation did with him is on that page. So check it out. Today’s guest Ran Korber is co-founder and CEO at BreezoMeter or BreezoMeter however you want to pronounce it the leading air quality analytic company and it’s one of Israel’s top startups and as almost 100 million daily users through their customers, which include companies like Dyson, L’Oreal, Bosch, Unilever, and many, many more, you can check it out at BreezoMeter.com. And Ran, thanks for joining me.
Thank you so much.
You know, you were saying before we got we’ll talk about, you know, what’s going on in the world. And there’s always something going on in the world right now. You know, if there’s fires in California, there’s, you know, COVID has going on as we’re talking and always a need for air quality. You know, it’s like one of those things, you take it for granted until you don’t have it like actually breathing air. Right. And so, yeah, I’ll talk about what the company did, who founded it. But you mentioned Jeremy, I may be coughing, because I came down, you know, my family and I had COVID. And just talk briefly, because it kind of transitions into why air is important and, and causing respiratory issues and kind of stems from the how, why you started this company in the first place. And you’re actually at risk because of some of the the predispositions you have. So what what was your experience with COVID?
Yeah, so, so we were infected, the my wife was infected from one of our colleagues at work. And and until we found out about him being sick, the entire family was was sick. So first of all, luckily for us, my two kids didn’t had any symptoms. So thanks God for that. My wife had very light symptoms, like she basically had three days of only fevers, she was tired a little bit, but after three days, she was fine. And I on the other hand, I had severe symptoms. That means that for I was sick for almost 10 days. I was it was very hard for me to breed. I literally couldn’t bleed. Like I usually breed. At some point the oxygen level was very low and what kind of risk my my life after the after three days and I have to say this is the worst disease I’ve ever had. I am a healthy man i have i didn’t i don’t think I ever met my personal doctor. I never I basically I’m one of those people that almost never sick. So after three days of very severe symptoms and almost unable to breathe, I can’t get out of bed. My legs hurt all the all my body hurt. I took some action decided that I can’t wait to go to the hospital. And my doctors didn’t tell that it’s severe enough to go to the hospital because the hospitals are full, all over, like in every major city all over the world, partly because of COVID. Because of the winter that is now coming. Hey, so I took action by myself, I rented the oxygen generator. And I also bought an inhalation machine and ventolin ventolin. And I basically treated myself so look like
what did you do? You have like a mask with oxygen on your Yeah,
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