Breaking startup scandal: how blood pressure medtech TLT scammed investors out of millions, with investigating reporter Sara McCorquodale
Tarilian Laser Technologies (TLT) was a medtech company founded by husband and wife team, Dr Sandeep and Nita Shah, who bamboozled everyone from the UK government to PWC. They claimed to have a revolutionary wearable blood pressure monitor, powered by a secret, proprietary algorithm. They raised millions, before everything came crashing down.
This is an audio exclusive with the journalist who just broke the story in The Sunday Times, Sara McCorquodale, founder and CEO of CORQ. When Sara, a former journalist, first heard what TLT had done, she knew it was a story she had to report on and has spent the last year investigating.
“Sandeep and Nita Shah, they were very credible characters… Usually you don’t Google the person who owns the [scam] company and find search results which include them winning awards, and being endorsed by the government of their country.”
It was a 13-year scam.
How did they get away with it so long? Where did all the money go? Why didn’t anyone raise the alarm?
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