Eli David is an economist, entrepreneur, certified public accountant, and an MBA graduate with work experiences in firms like BDO and KPMG. Originally from Haifa, Israel, the perpetual traveler and digital nomad has been on the move since early 2011, changing locations every two months. In 2010, Eli co-founded LingoLearn, an online language school which aims to make online language learning fun and effective.
Eli also runs a blog called BecomeNomad.com where he provides helpful resources and insights for nomads on the road. Through his website, he also provides the much needed inspiration to those who are considering giving the nomadic lifestyle a try. Over the years, Eli has created a set of “rules” that gives him the freedom to work on his business, explore his surroundings, and connect with the locals. At the same time, Eli also runs the Become Nomad Podcast where he explains the nomadic lifestyle. Through the podcast, he also provides helpful insights and resources to help people become more balanced travelers and nomads.
The transient lifestyle he lives also provided Eli with the perfect opportunity to build his new venture Startup Blink. Startup Blink is considered the most comprehensive ecosystem map and research center in the world. The venture which he runs with his Zurich-based co-founder also provides startup ecosystem developers with analysis, promotion, and mapping modules for their region. Startup Blink is currently managing more than 90 active local startup chapters and boasts of over 50, 000 members the world over. The website also has tens of thousands of online visitors monthly.
This week’s episode talks about the start-up scene in Israel, what the best back ups are, and how he’s able to move around frequently and stays productive.
Eli also shares what the most inspiring part of his story is, why it pays to know what you want, and why he thinks the digital nomad lifestyle is not sustainable.
For those who would like to give the nomadic lifestyle a try, Eli has this to say, “One of the most important things if you are embarking on a lifestyle like this is to also listen to yourself and when you get signals that it’s no longer the thing that makes you happy, then stop.”