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DR27 – Insurtech Investing with Insure.VC

This episode of Denim Rivet features Chad Nitschke, Co-Founder & CEO of Insure.VC. Gregory (also a partner in Insure.VC) and Chad have a wide-ranging conversation you won’t want to miss.

Insure.VC is a seed/venture fund, comprised of a group of operator angels that is helping build the future of insurance.

DR26 – From Google to Insurance Startup Founder

This episode of Denim Rivet features our first overseas guest. From nearly 9000 miles away, we’re pleased to be joined by Chris Bayley from Sydney, Australia.

Chris is the co-founder of Cover Genius which is the parent company of

DR25 – Did AOL Just Get Into the Insurance Business?

Today’s episode is a wonderful view into the world of affinity marketing in the insurance business. Bill Suneson is Co-Founder & CEO of Boston-based, MyLifeProtected.

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DR24 – Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Insurance

What do Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and the insurance industry have to do with one another? You’ll discover this and a whole lot more in this episode of Denim Rivet featuring Maria Ferrante-Schepis. Maria is managing principal of Insurance and Financial Services Innovation at Maddock Douglas, Inc., an internationally recognized innovation consulting firm focused on helping large brands bring new ideas to market.

DR23 – Life Insurance is Bought Not Sold

In today’s episode of Denim Rivet, I’m joined by Jeff Root, founder of Jeff owns and operates an online life insurance agency where he makes a living selling life insurance… entirely online and over the phone. If you’re curious how Jeff generated over 20,000 online consumer inquiries and leads in a year, then you won’t want to miss this episode.

DR22 – Digital Marketing for Digital Savvy Consumers

By 2020, more than 50% of the spending power in the U.S. will be controlled by millennials. This represents a $1.4 trillion market opportunity. And these millennials are digitally savvy consumers. On today’s episode, I’m joined by Chris Langille, founder of Advisor Evolved in Philadelphia, PA.

DR21 – East Coast Venture Capital and Insurance Startups

On today’s episode, I’m joined by Caribou Honig a founding partner at QED Investors in Alexandria, VA. QED actively supports high-growth businesses that use information to compete — and win. While their support is tailored to the specific needs of each of their portfolio companies, they typically provide a combination of both capital and capability.

DR20 – Artificial Intelligence Meets Car Insurance

Snejina Zacharia is the founder and CEO of Insurify, the virtual insurance agent which connects with millions of records to verify personal information and provide accurate car insurance quotes. Snejina has over 16 years of experience in entrepreneurship with consumer internet and enterprise software companies.

019 – Transitioning to a Digital Customer Experience

Jim Kerley has worked in and been associated with the life insurance industry for 47 years. To say that he knows his stuff may be the understatement of the year! In this episode, Gregory and Jim focus the conversation on how insurance companies must adapt and begin providing a digital experience for their consumers. 

018 – Zenefits, Lemonade & Should Google Buy AIG?

Gregory and Justin are back on today’s episode to talk about major events in the insurance startup, innovation and marketing ecosystem. They discuss the failures and leadership shake up at Zenefits, the new P2P insurance business model being introduced by Lemonade and more.