Jul 6, 2021
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Sondre Rasch is a former government policy advisor turned tech founder who's latest passion is building a global social safety net for the growing legion of freelancers, digital nomads and global startups working remotely. Listen to JJRR 85 as Sondre describes how the frustratingly slow pace of change working in government inspired his first startup. Now Co-Founder and CEO of Safetywing, Sondre is building product on the borderline of government and insurance to benefit today's remote work lifestyle.
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12:34s Frustration working for the Norwegian government as the impetus for reinvention
15:57s Being a techie as a teenager gave insight into entrepreneurship
18:47s Wanting to provide benefits for worldwide team at first company leads to Safetywing
20:19s Why traditional insurance and health providers haven’t filled the niche
25:01s Use cases of a global social safety net
30:08s Where should a social safety net reside? Within governments or the private sector?
32:34s Geographical countries need to move to competition model for internet companies
37:06s Evolution vs revolution, why Safetwing was not built on blockchain/cryptocurrency
40:47s Looking to add home country coverage for intracountry Nomads
43:18s Competition vs cooperation with governments and large corporations
48:27s Transition to internet and digital infrastructures
50:01s Secondary effects of remote work, specialized cities
54:22s The big choice: focusing on opportunities vs preventing change
56:38s Challenged by new technologies: crypto and machine learning
01:01:15s Slow fundament knowledge vs fast changing knowledge
“We’re on the borderline between insurance and government. In many countries the product we’re making is applied by the government.”
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