46-year-old Yashish Dahiya, the co-founder and CEO of PolicyBazaar.com, is lean and calm, the way triathletes usually are. He’s completed the gruelling Ironman triathlon.
Dahiya is also impatient. In his student days at IIT Delhi, he’d run home to Noida every Friday evening and back to college on Monday morning—30 kilometres each way—because he found the public buses too slow for his liking. Many years may have passed since, but this impatient streak has not left him.
This combination of endurance and impatience has seemingly paid off.
PolicyBazaar.com wants to take insurance back to its roots
And in the process, get to 100 million customers
PolicyBazaar.com just raised over $200 million in a funding round led by SoftBank
Now a unicorn, the company has no plans of slowing down. Its focus? Health insurance
The key to this is DocPrime, a sibling entity launched by PolicyBazaar's parent company
DocPrime is designed to be a massive organic customer funnel for PolicyBazaar. But will it work?