Aug. 9, 2020

Episode 29: Snejina Zacharia - Founder & CEO of Insurify

Episode 29: Snejina Zacharia - Founder & CEO of Insurify

Today’s guest is Snejina Zacharia. Snejina is the founder and CEO of Insurify, the largest online insurance marketplace in the country. After getting into a minor car accident while getting her MBA at MIT, her insurance spiked.


Today’s guest is Snejina Zacharia. Snejina is the founder and CEO of Insurify, the largest online insurance marketplace in the country. After getting into a minor car accident while getting her MBA at MIT, her insurance spiked. What followed was hours of jumping from different carrier sites, answering the same questions over and over again both online and on the phone. Insurify aims to solve this problem by reinventing the way people search, compare, buy insurance and manage all their policies online. It’s a technology platform powered by artificial intelligence that provides fast, accurate, personalized recommendations and quotes to help you make confident decisions about your insurance coverage and carrier. Prior to founding Insurify, Snejina was a B2B sales leader for many years which included a stint at Gartner. While at Gartner, she established and grew three lines of business, each with millions of dollars of annual revenue across the USA and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In this interview, we get what life was like growing up in Bulgaria, what prompted her move to the US, her work experience prior to Insurify, and all things Insurify and entrepreneurship.

Timestamps

00:02:35 Growing up in Bulgaria

00:09:05 First corporate job in Bulgaria

00:11:05 Moving to the U.S.

00:14:25 Role at Gartner

00:16:52 Leaving the corporate world

00:18:39 Inception of Insurify

00:24:59 Overview of Insurify

00:28:02 How does Insurify make money?

00:29:00 Biggest challenges facing the company

00:36:00 The legacy she wants to leave with the business

00:37:42 What surprised her the most about entrepreneurship

00:40:45 Her biggest mentor

00:42:40 Her daily routine

00:45:06 Remote work vs. at the office

00:46:44 Her driving force

00:47:57 Advice for the aspiring entrepreneur