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Ep134 – Jason Wilby (Co-founder & Co-CEO – Open) on risk, purpose and shared values

My guest for Ep134 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Co-founder & Co-CEO of Open and Huddle Insurance, Jason Wilby.

In 2016, Jason and his Co-founder, Jonathan Buck, launched Huddle, Open’s Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brand which is now Australia’s most popular tech-driven Insurance company.

The tech developed through Huddle is now the foundation for Open’s B2B solution, an AI powered platform that makes financial services open, less costly and more reliable for consumers.

To date, Open has raised $24M including a $3.1M Series A extension round led by AirTree.

We covered a range of topics in this interview including:

  • Balancing and managing risk when growing startups
  • How to find and assess the right partners and investors for your business
  • Building and implementing company culture based on shared values
  • Open’s journey to raising $24M in funding
  • & much more!

Full interview below!

Show notes:

Special Thanks:

Special thanks to James Cameron, Louisa Mackay and Jonathan Buck for their help with research for this interview 🙏 .

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