40 Minute Mentor: Nader AlSalim

“I don’t want Gaia to be seen as a women’s health business. 50% of the cases that we see are male factor infertility. This is a family building problem that affects men and women equally.” 

1 in 6 couples are affected by fertility issues, but with aspiring parents spending over £14k on average on their treatment, only 1 in 7 people in the UK who require IVF, end up accessing it. 

One Founder on a mission to change that and make fertility treatment more accessible is today’s 40 Minute Mentor, Nader AlSalim, the Founder and CEO of the world’s first IVF insurance, Gaia

In today’s episode we find out: 

➡️ How Nader’s exceptional work ethic gave him control over this career [06:09] 

➡️ His own fertility journey and the beginnings of Gaia [10:43] 

➡️ Why this is his first and last startup [12:18] 

➡️ The evolution of his leadership style [15:15] 

➡️ More about Gaia’s offering [18:41] 

➡️ Making the topic of fertility less taboo [19:37]  

➡️ More about our sponsor’s Alchemist [22:08] 

➡️ His personal legacy [23:02] 

➡️ Fundraising advice [25:07] 

➡️ The evolution of Gaia’s team and the culture [29:34] 

➡️ Keeping your team to high standards [33:52] 

➡️ Changes needed in the fertility industry & Gaia’s plans for 2023 [37:01] 

Helpful links:

➡️ More about Nader: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nader-alsalim-45146674/ 

➡️ Check out Gaia: https://gaiafamily.com/ 

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