By Michael Lujan, Co Founder/Chief Strategy Officer for Limelight Health & CAHU President-Elect
Many agents are now familiar with this YouTube video when an early-stage Zenefits was pitched to a panel of potential venture capital investors. It’s how many agents came to learn about Zenefits, unless maybe you had the misfortune of losing a client to Zenefits by an agent of record change. So we talked about this audacious remark and his disruptive business model for more than an hour at the sold out event hosted at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale (where PayPal, DropBox and many other hot startups were born). I believe it was his first time speaking in front a large agent audience.
This was a special meeting of the Silicon Valley Association of Health Underwriters (SVAHU) with more than 200 members and guests; mostly insurance agents. As the incoming President of CAHU (our state association) and co-founder of my own benefits tech startup, I was proud to moderate the conversation with Parker.