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Pleo Perks Spotlight: Superscript

The spring of 2020 was wildly unpredictable and scary for many, to say the least.

On a business level, companies across the globe scrambled to cut costs and save money in the face of sudden upheaval.

Seeing the impact on many of our customers, we decided to act. The word Pleo originally means “more than expected” and if ever there was a time to offer that to our subscribers, this was it.

In record time, we built a landing page, got in touch with some of the world’s most loved business software companies and negotiated discounts.

Within a few weeks, we launched the project, called Perks.

Thus far, we’ve managed to get over 30 incredible companies on board, like Dropbox, Hubspot, AWS, Hotels.com and Segment. Across all of our Perks offers, businesses signed up to Pleo can get up to £50,000 back in discounts and rewards.

Now, we’re launching the Perks Spotlight series so you can get a little more insight on the offers and what they might mean for your company.

Each month, we’ll be introducing one of our Perks partners – going through what they do, what makes them unique and the deals they have on the Pleo Perks platform.

For this first edition, we spoke to the folks over at Superscript.

Superscript’s origins

Superscript is a London-based technology company offering flexible business insurance.

It was founded in 2015 (originally as “Digital Risks”) by Cameron Shearer, CEO and Ben Rose, Chief Underwriting Officer.

In describing how the idea for Superscript came about, Cameron says:

"Small and micro businesses have been traditionally underserved by the insurance market. Traditional insurance models are unable to adapt quickly enough to meet complex and changing business needs.

"This means that businesses often find themselves paying over-the-odds for insurance that they don’t need, or risk being under-insured as they’re not able to find bespoke cover. Therefore, part of what we deliver in our business insurance is more personalisation and tailored cover options."

The founders came from very different industries (Cameron being a technology expert and seasoned entrepreneur, while Ben’s expertise lies in risk management, underwriting, broking and claims), meaning they complemented each other well.

A closer look at the business

Superscript caters “to the millions of small businesses operating across all sectors, from sole traders up to medium-sized businesses.” And just like Pleo, they service thousands of different business types.

While the insurance industry is a crowded and highly competitive one, Cameron and his team at Superscript believe they have an edge thanks to their "proprietary technology, expertise in emerging risks and threats, and partnerships with some of the world’s biggest underwriters."

Their relatively unique business model – flexible, subscription-based insurance – also sets them apart from other bigger, more traditional insurance providers.

In fact, according to Cameron, businesses can sign up for Superscript in under eight minutes – making the experience quick and seamless. And a lot more enjoyable than most insurance applications.

While the Superscript team is working hard to maintain a product that their customers love, some of their other short to medium term goals include being able to expand across Europe and broaden their ability to serve more and more small businesses.

For Pleo users, this is definitely a product worth checking out. In Cameron’s words: “Pleo and Superscript have a shared aim of simplifying traditionally tedious business operations”.

So if you like Pleo, you’re probably going to like Superscript.

Inside Superscript’s Perks offer

Thanks to the generous people at Superscript, there’s currently a sweet deal available to Pleo users.

The exclusive offer gives our users access to the full Superscript product for a 20% discount – for any plan.

To sign up, sign in to your account and head over to “Perks” in the lower-right menu marked with a “?”.

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Sam Lafontaine

Sam Lafontaine

Associate Product Manager

Associate Product Manager