Welcome to the insurance revolution

Old insurance is passive: it does nothing until the damage is already done. It’s apathetic, impersonal and mistrusted by customers, with technology that’s still stuck in the 90s.

At Hiro, we’re always a step ahead. We work with you to actively prevent damage in the first place. What’s more, we’re committed to building the world’s best insurance experience – underpinned by the smartest technologies.

This is insurance with humans at its heart. It’s socially responsible, context-aware and works with you to actively protect you, everything and everyone around you.

We’re proud to be an underdog, challenging the status quo of the establishment.

We’re proud to be an alternative.

“Did you know the first home insurers owned and operated the first professional fire brigades? They would literally come to your house and put the fire out. That was 400 years ago. Now imagine that with 2021 technology.”

– CEO & Co-Founder Krystian Zajac

Our team

Meet the genuine, carbon-based humans that make Hiro great.

Founders

Krystian
Krystian Zajac
CEO & Co-Founder
Krystian Zajac
CEO & Co-Founder

Krystian is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of multi-award-winning insurtech Neos. His ventures have won dozens of awards and have been recognised as some of the most disruptive companies in the world.

Dan
Dan Knight
CTO & Co-Founder
Dan Knight
CTO & Co-Founder

Dan is a young tech star generally regarded as a world-class smart home expert. As well as helping to found Neos and heading up Product, Dan has served with some of the world’s top tech brands including smart home superpower Samsung SmartThings.

Management Team

Tim
Tim Dempsey
Head of Finance
Tim Dempsey
Head of Finance

Tim is an experienced finance professional, with a wealth of experience managing teams in PLCs and large groups. In his free time, he’s a somewhat less accomplished fell runner, (not for want of trying). He currently lives in Rome with his partner, and young daughter. Don’t ask him how his Italian is coming along…

Anwar
Anwar Ahmed
Chief Insurance Officer
Anwar Ahmed
Chief Insurance Officer

Anwar has over 20 years’ of industry experience, working for some of the world’s largest insurance companies in the world. He has also advised multiple insurtechs across the US and Europe, and was recently named one of the Top 100 Asian Stars in the UK.

Rob
Rob Balderstone
Head of Digital Marketing
Rob Balderstone
Head of Digital Marketing

Rob participated in our Insiders programme in October 2020, and liked it so much here that he decided to hang around! He’s a performance marketeer that looks after our data-driven marketing initiatives, leading on paid acquisition and SEO. Outside of work he’s a jazz musician, cyclist, runner and gamer.

Hamza
Hamza Abbas
Partnerships Director
Hamza Abbas
Partnerships Director

With a successful career spanning from luxury electronics through virtual reality to insurtech, Hamza lives and breathes the latest developments in the tech space. His extensive knowledge and technical outlook make him a well-respected figure in the world of smart home.

Nasreen
Nasreen Bacar
Head of Member Experience
Nasreen Bacar
Head of Member Experience

Nasreen is part of the Member Experience team, currently remote working in London. With previous experience with successful start ups, she’s ready to bring her best to Hiro. Her home office is surrounded by over 100 plants and always have her humidifier running in the background! She’s always open to discuss plants although she can’t give advice!

Non-Executive Directors

Danny
Danny Maleary
Non-exec Director
Danny Maleary
Non-exec Director

With 30 years of industry knowledge and 20 dedicated solely to building and scaling MGAs, it’s fair to say Danny is a world-class expert in insurance startups. Danny oversees Pro MGA, a global incubator platform with over $500m GWP under management.

Will
Will West
Non-exec Director
Will West
Non-exec Director

Will is a renowned tech entrepreneur and co-founder of Control4, one of the world’s most valuable smart home companies. He has successfully raised more than £300m in private capital across multiple ventures and is a regular fixture on the tech media circuit.

Steve
Steve Moore
Advisory Board
Steve Moore
Advisory Board

Steve is a respected figure in the IoT industry who has delivered custom technology for Apple, Ford, HP, Orange, and many more. Steve serves as an advisor for Ring video doorbell – one of the most successful IoT products ever – and spearheaded Dixons Carphone’s move into the connected home industry.

Chaim
Chaim Coutts
Advisory Board
Chaim Coutts
Advisory Board

Chaim has nearly 20 years’ experience in the global insurance market, spanning all lines of business from personal to commercial lines. He has a solid track record of successfully spinning up large insurtech PoC’s in collaboration with major insurance carriers in the UK, US, and Middle East.

Andrii
Andrii
Andrii
Wiktoria
Wiktoria
Wiktoria
Sonia
Sonia
Sonia
Tomek
Tomek
Tomek
Marcin
Marcin
Marcin
Laura
Laura
Laura
Joel
Joel
Joel
Kirsty
Kirsty
Kirsty
Gus
Gus
Gus
Huda
Huda
Huda
Taonga
Taonga
Taonga
Jason
Jason
Jason
Kamil
Kamil
Kamil

Want to join us?

We’re an ambitious, rapidly-growing startup with an amazing product and a powerful vision. We’ve got some of the most brilliant, talented and motivated people in the world. Now all we need is you.

Globally local.

We’ve got offices in London and Lodz, and brilliant people remoting in from all over the globe. Because why would we limit ourselves to just the local talent pool?

United Kingdom

Mercury House
117 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8UL

Poland

ul. Gabriela Narutowicza 40/1
90-135 Łódź

Drop us a line

We welcome all comments, questions, suggestions, ruminations, riddles and even verbal abuse. We’re trying to reshape insurance for good, and we can’t do that in a vaccum.

e: hi@gethiro.com

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