Spot is the leading Insurtech in the pet insurance space, helping cats and dogs lead longer happier lives. We innovate new tech products to help pet parents choose the right insurance plans for their furry family members, for peace of mind when they are faced with vet bills. Essentially Spot offers health insurance and preventative care coverage for your cats or dogs.
Founded in: 2019
Finance & Insurance
What led you to Spot Pet?
I’ve always been an animal and pet lover. Growing up my childhood hero was Steve Irwin because he believed the best way to protect animals was to educate the public through engaging communication. At Spot, our mission is to create communities of healthier pet families which starts by informing pet parents of why pet insurance is so important.
Tell us about your company culture.
We partake in team happy hours for small talk and coworker bonding. We have snack and candy stations around the office, which are an office favorite! Spot is a pet-friendly environment; on any given day, we have multiple dogs in our office. We offer unlimited PTO and monthly all-hands where the CEO meets with the entire company.
What’s your competitive edge?
Our “run through walls” mentality. At Spot we don’t take no for an answer, we always find the most innovative solutions to problems and make data-driven decisions to help pets lead healthier, happier lives.
As Spot grew, I found it incredibly valuable to surround myself with people who have been down similar growth journeys. I sourced the best people for positions I did not have much experience with and assembled a board of directors laden with successful entrepreneurs who were always willing to lend advice.
Spot aims to be the largest pet insurer in North America while also maintaining the best customer satisfaction metrics. Superior growth with happy customers is the best way to save more cats and dogs.
Reaching our company goals for 3 straight years and having >95% employee retention last year. It shows how dedicated our team is and how much our employees enjoy selling the best pet insurance product.
What does it mean to be selected as a GrowFL FLCTW Honoree?
The state of Florida has been instrumental to Spot Pet Insurance’s growth story. To be honored by GrowFL means that I made the correct decisions when growing my company and certainly the right choice in where it was founded. I’m blessed to be acknowledged alongside other brilliant leaders and impactful companies.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank for getting you to where you are now?
My parents. They are my biggest fans and most trusted advisers. Scaling a company is an extremely tough task and I could not have done it without them cheering me on.
What is your advice for aspiring or fellow business owners?
Don’t let your shortcomings slow you down. Learn from your mistakes and always operate with a ‘Run Through Walls’ mentality.