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In this episode of The Power Producers Podcast, David Carothers and co-host Kyle Houck interview Tolga Tezel, the Founder of Canopy Connect. Tolga shares how to utilize technology in the insurance industry and how he built Canopy Connect.

Episode Highlights:

  • Tolga shares his background and how he got into Insurtech. (3:32)
  • Has Tolga looked at any other vertical markets outside of insurance? (6:06)
  • Tolga shares how he was able to solve a problem in the industry. (9:46)
  • What do the polls look like? (13:05)
  • Where did the name Canopy Connect come from? (18:25)
  • What has been the biggest challenge for Tolga? (34:52)
  • What are the people doing to set themselves up for success that are using your product? (36:21)

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “It’s a great time to build a company around unlocking that data, based on a consumer consent driven model, which is what we’ve done. That model applies to a lot of different industries.” – Tolga Tezel
  • “Our product works great on mobile, and that’s something that we’ve certainly optimized it for. Honestly, it works great on different form factors so you can use it on your laptop, phone, or anywhere that has the internet.” – Tolga Tezel
  • “Integrations are so key in this industry because we’re not going to go and build a CRM. I think a company that focuses solely on a CRM is going to do better at doing a CRM.” – Tolga Tezel

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