#197: Kyriakos Eleftheriou, Co-founder & CEO of Terra

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Today, I’m joined by Kyriakos Eleftheriou, co-founder & CEO of Terra, an API unifying health and fitness data from apps and wearables.

After developing an obsession with wearables and health data to improve his performance in the armed forces, Kyriakos realized there wasn’t a solution to connect all his metrics in one place. Incubating the concept through Y Combinator and raising fresh funding, Terra’s software now enables interoperability for numerous top brands.

In this episode, we discuss the company’s mission to increase the utility of health data. Plus, we talk about what it takes to build a world-class team, culture, and product.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Terra helps wearable companies develop an app using its API
  • Wearables’ evolving use cases in performance, fitness, and healthcare
  • Why Kyriakos spends the majority of his time interviewing and hiring new team members

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(00:00) Introduction
(01:51) Origin story of Terra
(03:22) What Terra is and how it works
(06:34) Creating value and scale
(08:05) Utility of data collected using Terra
(10:24) How company’s use Terra’s API to build health apps
(12:16) Accessing dynamic data and integration of AI
(14:40) Surprising use cases of Terra
(18:31) Smartphone industry analogy
(19:47) Utilizing wearable and health sensor data
(23:52) Future of sensors in the market
(27:16) Improving lives with health data and technology
(29:30) Future roadmap of Terra
(33:11) Identifying and hiring the best talent in the world
(38:40) Having a consistent philosophy works
(40:48) Focus areas of Terra: Revenue, Engagement, and Evolution
(46:42) Conclusion

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