Jul 25 2023
Dan Garrett, Farewill: transforming the death industry ⚰💀📜
Dan Garrett is the CEO and Co-Founder of Farewill. For everyone, losing a loved one is one of the hardest things you’ll need to deal with. Trying to process your emotions, whilst having the pressure of deciding on funeral plans and dealing with probate. Most people end up turning to their local high street provider, who costs thousands of pounds, and they often don’t reflect the wishes of the family or deceased. Dan recognised the opportunity to innovate an industry that hasn’t changed for 100’s of years, even though everyone will need to use it at some point in their life. So Dan founded Farewill to build a tech platform that focuses on making it as easy, simple and affordable as possible for people to deal with death and provide a meaningful goodbye to their loved ones. Farewill is now the largest will writer in the UK, and one of the largest providers of probate and direct cremation services, and with a 4.9 rating on Trustpilot and multiple awards for their services – they must be doing something right! Highlights:01.59: Why the death industry appealed to Dan06.09: The reality of someone dealing with a death – the emotions, the body, the funeral 12.18: The challenge of innovating the funeral industry 17.15: Planning the “ideal death experience” 23.32: Farewill overview32.04: Farewill’s approach to designing product and user experience 40.40: The scale of Farewill and their number 1 challenge right now48.17: Burnout, collapsing on the street and having realistic expectations54.59: The publicly available Farewill Handbook, hiring and culture Our Host:Craig Turner. Founder of Confido Talent, a business that helps Tech For Good startups to scale their product, design and engineering teams.https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigturner7/ / www.confidotalent.com / email@example.com Our Guest: Dan Garrett, Co-Founder and CEO of Farewill.https://www.linkedin.com/in/dangarrett-ceo-farewill/ / https://farewill.com/ Our Sponsor: Jobs For Good. The only job platform to find the best jobs in sustainability, impact and much more. www.jobsforgood.io / https://bit.ly/3wjwJa0 Our Producer: Jabriel Al-Suhaimi. Jabriel is a podcast aficionado, editing and producing podcasts for many, including himself.