(Part I) MetLife Digital Accelerator Powered by TechStars


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Brian talks with the founders from Buddy, Enroll Hero and FitBliss, as part of a behind-the-scenes engagement with TechStars and the MetLife Digital Accelerator in Cary, NC. This show is Part 1 of a series of interviews with companies that are innovating and disrupting the insurance industry, in cooperation with corporate partner MetLife in Cary, NC.
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Company 1: Buddy

[Update] Has a signed reinsurance commitment from their Lloyd's syndicate, so their product is fully backed
CEO: Charles Merritt
Richmond, VA
On-demand accident insurance to enable people to explore the world and have adventures.

  • Adventure/outdoor people
  • Extreme sports

Company 2: Enroll Hero

[Update] Secured pilots with MetLife and Northwestern Mutual
Founders: Mark Lee and Bryan Kocol
Santa Monica, CA
Helping people make it easier to get the right Medicare
“The TurboTax for Medicare”

  • 10,000 people a day are turning 65
  • Direct to consumer business; challenges of building trust
  • “Total costs of care” vs. “Monthly Premium” costs

Company 3: FitBliss
[Update] Closed Salesforce as a customer and 10x'ed their revenues
CEO: Navid Rastegar
San Francisco, CA
"Optimize Well-Being and Productivity"

  • Integrate with many devices and services
  • Like a personal trainer or financial planner for well-being
  • Both an employee and employer tool


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