Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome (you can click here to get moved to the front of the waitlist right away with code “FITNESS”), Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace.
Moon Express is the only company in the world to have the permission to leave Earth orbit and land on the moon with the goal to harvest planetary resources and to develop infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society.
Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective” by identifying microbial biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and to adjust the microbial imbalance through personalized nutrition.
Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on using incentive prizes to find a solution to many of the societal challenges. He recently launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower the women around the world. Naveen is also on the board of Singularity University where he is focused on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies.
He has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, Recipient of “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”, Most creative person” by Fast Company, “Top 50 philanthropists of 2018” by Town & Country magazine, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership by Red Herring.
Naveen’s latest project is called “Viome”, a cutting-edge gut and microbiome analysis company I first revealed in the must-see video “What Is Viome? How Gut Metatranscriptome & Microbiome Analysis Can Change Your Health“, then took a deep dive into in a follow-up podcast with Naveen “Age Reversing Via The Gut, The Ultimate Anti-Anxiety Pill, Customized Probiotics & More With Billionaire Entrepreneur & Viome Founder Naveen Jain”. Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective”. They have developed technologies to analyze the biochemistry and ecosystem of our body that consists of millions of metabolites and trillions of micro-organisms. Their plan is to identify biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and prevent them through personalized diet and nutrition.
Since that initial interview with Naveen, I've gotten plenty of questions about Viome – including criticisms of the genetic analyzing technology used and the applicability of the test in general. Today, Naveen takes the hot seat, answers all the tough questions and reveals even more secrets to his own success.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-Naveen's unique process of mastering topics and creating businesses around that mastery…9:00
-Whether or not human microbiomes “evolve” with changing technology and civilization trends such as the industrial revolution…17:30
-How Naveen uses Twitter feeds to educate himself and stay updated on the latest research on the microbiome…29:00
-How Naveen exposes his children to the complex concepts he is studying…45:25
-How Naveen's company, Viome, can use a single stool sample to determine the overall health of your gut…52:14
-How do you know whether the disease is causing the microbiome to be deleteriously affected, or whether a poor microbiome is causing the disease…1:01:00
And much, much more!
Resources from this episode:
-My original Viome results walkthrough: What Is Viome? How Gut Metatranscriptome & Microbiome Analysis Can Change Your Health.
-My latest Viome snapshot:
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BONUS: Here is the video of Naveen and I doing the interview in his home in Bellevue, WA.
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Naveen or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!