Though immediately intrigued, I can’t say I was exactly excited about estate planning. But I was definitely excited to build a product and company with people I highly respect, and champing at the bit to explore the brand opportunities. I mean, what could be more challenging than convincing millennials to be enthusiastic about planning for their eventually demise?
It was bound to happen. For several years the Qwill team has been reading stories of money lost. Granted, they’re typically smaller on the news scale – unknown 401K’s, life insurance policies never discussed, investments that weren’t shared. It’s a weirdly quiet problem that impacts individuals daily, but it adds up to an astronomical amount of money.
It’s 2016 and I’m out with friends after work. We’re a few drinks in, and like all great sessions the conversation drifted from philosophy to technology, some politics (rarely any solutions), but mostly a ton of laughter. One topic in particular stuck with me though, and it was all about the future. For some context,... Continue Reading →
As a brand new startup, we spend a lot of time talking about ourselves to two main groups: 1) People we want to be customers, and 2) People we want money from. But there’s another side to this venture – the one in which we try to figure out how to run a business. And... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the next installment of our Why I Qwill series, brought to you via our charming chatbot, Q. If you’re new here, these posts aim to introduce the team behind the company, diving into what really sets us apart from the rest - our people and their passions. This week’s interview focuses on our growth marketer,... Continue Reading →
Next up in our Why I Qwill series, meet co-founder Alicia Hwang! Please state your name and describe your occupation for the court. JK! For me. Alicia Hwang, Director of Operations and Legal for Qwill. I help manage our day-to-day operations (e.g. payroll, expenses, bookkeeping), while also interfacing with our team of lawyers and legal advisors... Continue Reading →
Today we revisit the 'Why I Qwill' series to learn about our head of design, Paul Ruxton! For more info on the series and Q's interview with our CEO, check out Greg's interview. If I may say so, Paul, that's one sharp tee you're wearing. Where can I get one? This is the limited edition Qwill... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the first entry of 'Why I Qwill' - an opportunity to learn more about the team behind the company. While most of us have at least dabbled in the startup world, we bring with us very diverse backgrounds, from musicians and lawyers to teachers and wilderness guides. What do we have in common? We're all... Continue Reading →
Oh, well hello - we’re so thrilled you’re here! And since you’re here, if you’ll indulge me... I’d like to take a moment to briefly introduce Qwill. Who we are, what we’re doing, and most importantly, why we’re doing it. If you’ve been poking around, I’m sure you’ve discovered that Qwill is all about estate... Continue Reading →