In today's episode we are lucky enough to have Niranjan "Niji" Sabharwal as a guest on the Leadership in Insurance Podcast. Niji is one-half of a husband and wife co-founding team behind AgentSync the broker compliance management system. Agentsync has been super successful from the outset and when your founding team has resumes like this one: LinkedIn, Stripe, Dropbox, and Zenefits you can see why.
It's out of the most problematic time of Nijis career at Zenefits that AgentSync was born.
In this episode we discuss:
• The bottleneck of compliance
• Building on the Salesforce platform
• How compliance is a barrier to entry and therefore creativity in insurance
• Not realizing how large the demand would be - timing is everything
• Tech debt in the incumbent market and how tools such as AgentSync can help
• The importance of failure in success
• Funding rounds and timing - the difference in USA and Europe attitudes and failed rates
• Raising too much money can lead to disillusionment
• Is there too much money in the market
• What is it like being a founding team and husband and wife?
• What raising capital has enabled them to do
• Senior hires and the importance of capital raises
• What else investors bring to the table beyond capital
• Do we expect too much from staff who join start-ups?
• Why is Insurance having its tech moment?
• How to build the right culture and the importance of hiring well
• Acknowledging Hiring representatively is time-consuming
• Why talent pipelining is important
• The advantage of having high profile female leaders especially in engineering
• Head of Talent and their role in driving diversity
• The challenge of remote hiring
Thanks, Niji for being a great guest
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