PAC-MAN (Prophylactic Anti-viral CRISPR in huMAN cells) technology, when tested under laboratory conditions on synthetic SARS-CoV-2 it decreased the count of the virus by 90%.

Viruses come in many forms: DNA and RNA, double-stranded and single-stranded. Approximately two thirds of the viruses that infect humans are RNA viruses. Surprisingly, there are very few treatments available for RNA viruses. The RNA therapies that do exist typically use small molecules to interfere with viral replication. …


In March 2021 I launched the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation to take low-cost cataract surgeries out into poor and remote communities in Nepal, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Myanmar, India and China. Working with my co-founder Dr Sanduk Ruit, I hope to cure 300,000 of cataract blindness by 2026.

The prevalence…


Tej Kohli is founder of the Tej Kohli Foundation which is committed to ending needless poverty-driven blindness in low income countries. Tej Kohli is also co-founder of the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation which is dedicated to making grassroots interventions to cure cataract blindness in poor communities. Tej Kohli is…


Exponential growth is important. In May 2020 I wrote a #TejTalks blog about how my Kohli Ventures investment vehicle is focused on getting in early on exponential growth opportunities. Then in an interview on CityAM.com


When Murathi Parsi of the Kapilavastu District of Nepal went blind, surgery was out of reach. Despite living only one hour away from an eye hospital, the family simply did not have NRS 8,000 (approx USD 70) needed for her surgery. Her husband and her son, both daily wage earners…


95 million people worldwide are affected by blindness or severe visual impairment due to cataracts according to the WHO. Nearly 90% of the world’s blind live in the poorest countries in the world. Cataracts in particular are disproportionately prevalent in low-and-middle-income countries, where they account for 50% of all blindness…


I think that what AI is still missing is an intuitive user interface that entrepreneurs can 'plug in' to to access the benefits of AI muck like the Internet today. IBM's open source Watson is a big step in that direction but we're still a long way from your 'man on the street' entrepreneur being able to build AI-powered applications.


Leber’s is the number one genetic cause of blindness in childhood.

Leber Congenital Amaurosis is an eye disorder that primarily affects the retina, which is the specialized tissue at the back of the eye that detects light and colour. People with the disorder typically have severe visual impairment beginning in infancy, making Leber’s the number one genetic cause of blindness in…


Nzambi Matee is a Nairobi-based entrepreneur and inventor who is the founder of a startup which recycles plastic waste into bricks that are stronger than concrete. Nzambi launched her company initiated following the development of a prototype machine that turns discarded plastic into paving stones. …


At it’s heart artificial intelligence is about efficiency and productivity. In a world of omnipresent AI that is present across every segment of economic activity, people will be able to do more with less. This leads to greater economic wealth, health and also increased leisure and family time.

For evidence…

Tej Kohli

Technologist, entrepreneur & investor interested in deep tech & e-commerce. Also owner of Zibel Real Estate & founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation

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