- About Us
We are excited to welcome Dan Carlin, Founder & CEO of Invigorated Water. We would discuss the pro's and con's for scaling quickly, the risks, the challenges, the rewards. We'd explore growing with cashflow vs raising capital - and the truth behind raising capital, what it takes in 2020 to get investors and make it to an exit.
Dan Carlin has loved one thing ever since he was a kid - MONEY! As a result he's been running his own businesses since he was a teenager, never having had a 'real job'. Dan's 'micro-businesses' through his teens and 20's provided some good business basics, but when he launched his first 'real start up' he had no idea what he was getting into.Read More
Dan Carlin has loved one thing ever since he was a kid - MONEY! As a result he's been running his own businesses since he was a teenager, never having had a 'real job'. Dan's 'micro-businesses' through his teens and 20's provided some good business basics, but when he launched his first 'real start up' he had no idea what he was getting into.
Just before his 30th birthday, Dan launched Elevate in Sydney Australia. Elevate offered end-to-end health and wellbeing programs to corporate organisations. This involved doing health checks on hundreds of employees, to determine the cost of unhealthy employees, then create and deliver a targeted wellbeing program onsite and in Elevate's clinics, before doing a second health check to determine if the program helped to improve health, and therefore reduce costs.
Dan grew Elevate aggressively for 6 years, and experienced just about every up and down an entrepreneur could go through. This included raising over 5 million from investors, building a board, hiring and firing big name CEO's, signing large corporate deals, and nearly losing it all, on more than on occasion.
Ironically, the thing this health entrepreneur nearly lost, was his physical and mental health - Elevate completely burned him out, and the way he was doing business, and life, just wasn't working.
Time for a change, Dan, and wife Monika, decided they wanted to start a business that helped people around the world, while being able to work from wherever they want to. In early 2014, Dan and Monika moved to Bali to build Invigorated Water, a water filtration brand, selling domestic water filters. Once again Dan has had a wild ride, growing Invigorated Water super fast, while learning the in's and out's of international manufacturing, logistics, currency exchange, and global legislation. The company now sells over 10,000 products a month to customers around the world, and generating over 5 million dollars per year. And the best part is, Dan and Monika do all this from their villa in Bali, while finding time to surf, hand with their baby boy Harley, and travel the world.