EP 83 – Naby Mariyam – Founder and CEO of Coverhero – Intensity Is the Right Word

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Michael Waitze has been podcasting with some of the best investors and business builders globally and discussing all things startup with them from an Asian perspective. Michael worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo. Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used successfully to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is quite skilled at connecting people and capital to innovative ideas and is a trusted advisor to both investors and founders. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, having pioneered the concept of a podcast network in Asia while building the biggest and fastest-growing listener base in the region. His flagship website, AsiaTechPodcast.com, has listeners in over 100 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

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Naby Mariyam

Key note speaker |Host of #hustlechat series |entrepreneur| Plug & Play Insurtech (Batch 7) Silicon Valley|Plug & Play Finsurtech (Batch 3) Singapore I love salsa dancing, poetry and InsurTech (in that order). When I'm not exploring my side hustles, I run Coverhero an insurtech startup focusing on evolutioning insurance services focusing on the needs of Millenials and GenZ. Coverhero Launched our First product Hustlecover.com to fill the gap of financial insecurity for the growing Gig Economy and self employed generation. Coverhero was selected to the first cohort of Qantas AVRO accelerator.

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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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The audio on this episode was expertly edited and produced by the talented Alanis Braun.  You can see her portfolio here and her LinkedIn profile here.

The music on this episode was created by Jay Man and is called “Soaring”.

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