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Taking insurance back to what it should be

Harry Franks – Zego

We sat down with Co-Founder, Harry Franks to hear his views on disrupting the traditional insurance industry, building a world class team and empowering gig economy workers to do more.

Founded in 2016 Zego set out re-invent commercial insurance for self-employed people. They started with an hourly policy for scooter drivers which meant that drivers no longer had to pay for insurance they didn’t need. Instead they could get flexible cover for the hours they worked. Zego has since launched plenty more products – all designed to enable gig economy workers make insurance work for them.

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Videos

The more we practice the luckier we get

Harry Franks – Zego

How much of your success would you attribute to good luck?

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Unpacking the gig economy

Harry Franks – Zego

What trends have you identified?

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Creating the right culture

Harry Franks – Zego

What challenges have you faced so far?

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Doing things the right way

Jeff Lynn – Seedrs

How did you prepare the company for sustainable growth?

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Podcasts
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OCTOBER

Building a world class team

Harry Franks – Zego

“We focus a lot on culture, trying to make sure we’ve got the right balance of transparency and team work. That means we think less about ping-pong tables and more around things like a mental health programme for the whole company”.

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JULY

Overcoming the odds

Jeff Lynn – Seedrs

“In the early days I thought that building a business was a very binary thing. You either rocketed to the moon and everybody made a fortune or you wound up face down in the gutter. I didn’t understand the notion of strong and effective linear growth".

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JUNE

From software engineer to CCO

Shachar Radin-Shomrat – Voxbone

“As a software engineer I was missing the bigger picture. I wanted to be at the intersection of business, technology and creativity".

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MAY

Recognising it's time to pivot

Cem Savas – Plentific

“If we’d been stuck doing what we were doing, unwilling to make changes, then we would have missed opportunities that were better than what we started out with".

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Blogs
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#RVoSu – Zego, Harry Franks

“One of Zego’s values is that if it’s important then it’s important enough to be challenged. That’s something that I think has helped us a huge amount over the last couple of years, just constantly challenging, iterating it and striving to be the best”.

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#RVoSu – Seedrs, Jeff Lynn

“Crowdfunding is a component of what we do, but ultimately we want to be a full-service marketplace for big and small investors, so that people are able to invest in the business as they like".

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#RVoSu – Voxbone, Shachar Radin-Shomrat

“When you want to disrupt an industry you cannot talk as though you are the same kind of creature.“

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#RVoSu – Plentific, Cem Savas

“I recognised that if I didn’t give up control we wouldn’t grow. The only way to scale is to give others more responsibility".

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