Hyper Curious

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Summary

If you’re a parent, you’ll know what a minefield childcare is, not to mention how inaccessible & unaffordable it can be. Which is why we’re super excited to talk to Rachel Carrell, founder & CEO of Koru Kids, who is on a mission to build the world's best childcare service.

Key takeaways:
The best and worst things about being CEO
The magic of setting a powerful vision
Advice to female founders who are fundraising
The help she has at home
Relaxing through transcendental meditation & a bed of nails

Show Notes

If you’re a parent, you’ll know what a minefield childcare is, not to mention how inaccessible and unaffordable it can be. Which is why we’re super excited to talk to Rachel Carrell, an incredible and highly accomplished entrepreneur, who is on a mission to build the world's best childcare service. 

Rachel is the founder and CEO of Koru Kids, a fast growing tech company that raised over $15 million from the most respectable venture capital investors in the world. 

“I am a Kiwi, a mother, and an entrepreneur. And I'm interested in almost everything.”

Rachel has received numerous awards including Inspirational Mother and Best Business Woman In Tech. Before she founded Koru Kids, she was the CEO of a multinational healthcare company where, when she had her first baby, she experienced firsthand how difficult and expensive it was to arrange childcare, and decided to found Koru Kids. 

In this episode, you learn the worst thing about being CEO, the importance of setting up a powerful vision for your business and communicating it widely, why she named the company Koru Kids, and why her fantastic protip to female founders who are fundraising is: do not have it in your head that you are a female founder, when you walk into the room.

And finally she shares how she manages her day to day life as a high achiever through having her own nanny and sharing domestic responsibilities 50:50, with her husband, as well as how transcendental meditation works for her, and why she lies on a bed of nails before going to sleep. 

“When you first do it, it is excruciatingly painful for about one minute. And then what happens is all the blood rushes to that area of your body. And it starts feeling very warm, and all your muscles relax. You get this incredible rush. And it makes you feel really sleepy.”

For all founders, female especially, this is a truly insightful episode, don’t miss out!

On today’s podcast:
  • The best and worst things about being CEO
  • The magic of setting a powerful vision
  • Advice to female founders who are fundraising
  • The help she has at home
  • Relaxing through transcendental meditation and a bed of nails

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What is Hyper Curious?

For the change-makers, explorers and entrepreneurs by heart or practice, Hyper Curious podcast is a celebration of what’s best in human beings: OUR CURIOSITY.

Get ready to change your perception of what it means to be an 'overnight success'. Here you will listen to the most intriguing U-turns and A-ha moments of our guests, and how embracing changes (rather than fearing it) keeps them curious and evolving.

Your host is Beta Lucca, a successful BAFTA-winning entrepreneur and Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech who has failed, succeeded, and built a multimillion-dollar gaming business. Beta brings her upbeat energy, bold attitude and multipotentialite mindset to interview your favourite authors, poets, philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, founders and artists.

If you don’t know them already, you definitely will now!

Listening to these incredible human beings is the perfect start of your day. One that will provoke you to think differently, laterally, upside down, and offer you new fresh perspectives to help you act boldly. You’ll finish each episode feeling energised, inspired and empowered to reinvent your world and reinvent yourself.

For more information, visit http://hypercurious.fm