JUST ENTREPRENEURINTERVIEWS CO-FOUNDER
I’m Amar Radia, I come from a family of entrepreneurs and am a co-founder of the new eye health brand MTHK. I also co-founded restaurant group Dishoom and tech accessories brand Nolii. I’m a Cambridge mathematician and a former Chartered Accountant from the City. I’m a Trustee of Kidney Care UK - the UK’s largest kidney charity and I mentor young kidney patients. I’m married with two young daughters and live in Clerkenwell, London, UK.
“The 'go fast and break things' or first-to-market approach doesn’t work for most of us. It’s a good soundbite to use if you’ve had some great luck and access to cheap capital”
“Moments of doubt don't get easier with time. Learn to steady yourself and set your north star. Break up the big tasks into smaller, bitesize steps. Take breaks often and sleep on or take time on bigger questions and decisions - they often become clearer a day or two later.”
Building a business together can be challenging, but immensely rewarding with the right partners. It won’t work unless we have shared values and an overarching purpose for the business, which we have at MTHK.
As a team, I ensure we have clear structured and unstructured time together. We also leave our egos at the door. And we put in place a good shareholders agreement that covers worst-case scenarios fairly (relationship breaking down), because when working as a team, you should be able to discuss what happens in both the best and worst of circumstances.