In this episode, we spoke to Naby Mariyam, the founder and CEO of Coverhero and gig economy insurance platform Hustle. The platform offers income protection in case of an accident for gig workers and business owners in partnership with Agile Underwriting.
Naby has a background in academia and academic research. With Hustle she is now leveraging the skills learned during her time as a research to understand the market landscape and identify gaps in the market. This approach is an alternative to the popular Lean Startup Methodology.
Michael and Naby talk about the ups and downs of startup life. Building a company from scratch requires many long days and lots of sacrifices many people will not understand. One key success factor is radical transparency as described in “Principles” by Ray Dalio.
The two are also talking about mental illness and the stigma around it. A topic especially important during COVID with nation-wide lockdowns combined with uncertainty how long this pandemic is going to last. Naby has launched a new initiative called “Walk it Off. Find more details here.
Other companies mentioned in this episode: Plug and Play
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