SINGAPORE (April 30): Until about three years ago, James Hare was happily retired and taking things easy. He had successfully listed an online travel start-up he co-founded and left the company to invest in several tech start-ups.

But a routine check-up on his heart gave him a fright of his life. While one prognosis said he was perfect­ly fine, another indicated that his situation could be dire. In the end, Hare was given a clean bill of health.

Yet the turn of events made him realise how inefficient the existing heart screening process is. And being the en­trepreneur that he is, he saw a commercial opportunity to be exploited.

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