Rahul is the Founder & CEO of BimaPe, a Y-Combinator backed InsurTech startup. BimaPe makes it easy for Indian families to manage all their insurance plans via a single interface. Prior to founding BimaPe, Rahul worked as an Insurance PM at Laka Insurance and in FinTech investments at Accenture in the UK.
EP#34 Rahul Mathur – The ‘build in public’ approach for startups, challenges faced by a first time founder and the Insurtech landscape in India
The VCpreneur: Startups | Venture Capital | Entrepreneurship | Fundraising
In this episode, Rahul Mathur, Founder & CEO @BimapPe, joins our host Digjay, to talk about his background & path leading upto BimaPe, the current insurtech landscape in India, striking a balance between founder vision & customer feedback, challenges faced as a first time founder, key advantages of ‘building in public’, fundraising at a pre-product stage and benefits of having multi-stage investors on your cap table. BimaPe is a Mumbai based Insurtech startup that is trying to demystify insurance and its management for individuals and families across India. Prior to starting BimaPe, Rahul was the Startup Lead at Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab and a Product Manager at Laka Insurance, an early-stage InsurTech startup based in London. He is also an Ambassador at the Asia InsurTech podcast. Rahul holds a master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Warwick. You can connect with him here on Linkedin / Twitter ---- Show notes – 1. (01:25) Rahul’s background & path leading upto BimaPe 2. (03:06) Current insurtech landscape in India – key wins & challenges 3. (07:46) The problem that BimaPe is trying to solve in the insurance space 4. (12:21) Striking a balance between founder vision & customer feedback 5. (16:30) Challenges faced as a first time founder 6. (22:27) Going from unorganized to organized chaos in the early stages of a startup 7. (27:16) Advantages of ‘building in public’ 8. (31:08) Fundraising at a pre-product stage; Benefits of having multi-stage investors on your cap table 9. (38:50) Rapid fire and closing remarks ---- If you liked our episode, you can subscribe to our podcast on any of the major podcasting platforms like Spotify & Apple iTunes. We would appreciate if you could leave us a review on Apple iTunes. This will help others discover the podcast. You can visit thevcpreneur.com and follow us on Twitter @thevcpreneur_ & Instagram @thevcpreneur for more episodes and interesting insights on the startup ecosystem. You can also follow our host Digjay on Linkedin & Twitter
Rahul Mathur is the Founder and CEO of BimaPe, a startup looking to penetrate deeper into the insurance space by focusing on helping customers make informed decisions related to their insurance, including managing their ‘free’ insurance (both life and non-life) provided by card issuers. In this episode, Rahul Mathur talks with The Indianaut Podcast host Gautam Marwah about the Indian Insurance sector landscape, his adventures with building in public, and his personal journey to becoming an #Indianaut in his 20s. Do follow us on Facebook (@indianaut.in), Instagram (@indianaut.in) & Twitter (@indianaut) for regular updates on our latest episodes.
EP 20 : Insurtech Ecosystem with Rahul Mathur | Startup Lead @ Accenture
The Startup Operator
Rahul Mathur works as a Startup Lead at Accenture's Fintech Innovation Lab. In this episode of The Startup Operator Podcast, we talk to Rahul about how the insurtech ecosystem is rapidly evolving. At 22, Rahul also hosts his own show called the Asia InsurTech Podcast. Prior to joining Accenture, he had worked with multiple consulting firms such as Willis Towers Watson, Insuranceblocks, and Laka.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startup-operator/message