No investment - how hard is that for you?
Quite honestly, there were somewhat mixed feelings. On the one hand, we were naturally disappointed, but on the other hand, we knew that it would be difficult for a company that had already outgrown the start-up phase at a start-up show. Unlike many other start-ups, we already have functioning products and a turnover of 1.5 million euros. So of course the company has a certain value.
What were the reactions from those around you?
Of course, many people knew that we took part in the TV show 2 Minutes 2 Million. It was not so easy to keep the outcome secret until the end. Many now ask us how we are doing or whether we will continue at all. I can only say "And how it goes on!". Firstly, we already have two investors on board since 2015 and secondly, the development is going in the right direction. In 2016, we again generated record sales and the signs for 2017 are once again positive and we are confident that we will break even as early as 2017. The feedback on the show was positive across the board. I am really proud of our performance and would like to thank my team for this. Another special thanks also goes to the team from 2 Minutes 2 Million. It was a great experience and we would do it again anytime.
What has happened since the broadcast?
The broadcast is now just a few days old, but what can already be reported positively is that our website and webshop have now survived a proper real-life test. More than 9000 visitors were on our website during the TV show and online sales have also increased insanely. The "old media" just still have their effect.
The stress steering wheel - what's it all about?
Here we can already report cautiously positive things. One of the big players is already showing more than just serious interest. If things continue to develop so positively, we may soon be seen at one of the next motor shows. I can only say that the stress steering wheel is already working!
You really broke out in a sweat when you asked about measurement on a cell phone. Is measurement directly on the smartphone the future?
During the recording of the program, this product was not yet available on the market. As it has now turned out, it is in fact not an ECG-accurate measurement method but a simple pulse wave derivation as it is basically already longer on the market. Our device is about 1000% more accurate. I would also be surprised if someone manages to derive an ECG in a meaningful quality on only one finger.
Do you hear questions like this often?
Questions of this kind are nothing new for us. The problem here is simply that the measurement parameters and the necessary accuracy have not yet reached the masses. Simple example: with a fever gauge, every child knows by now that the body temperature should be between 36 and 40 degrees and one expects an accuracy of at least 0.1 degrees. No one would get the idea to buy a thermometer that has a line only every 10 degrees. So 30 degrees, 40 degrees, 50 degrees. There is a fine line between stress and overstress, both in sports and at work. I think that when it comes to such important vital signs as regeneration, stress or bio-age, a system cannot be accurate enough and we can proudly say that the Vital Monitor is the most accurate. Why should one be satisfied with inaccurate results. After all, it's all about health and your own body.