Three startups and four investors active in insurtech at our Instech London event. All very different, but they agreed on one thing. Raising money is hard. So what advice did they have?
Insurance is tough to break into as a start-up. But with an increasing number of organisations providing money and advice to newcomersthe chances of success are improving. We heard about some of the great help insurtech startups can tap into at last Tuesday’s Instech London evening event "Startups you are not alone"
In September last year, The Financial Times (FT) asked its readers to help chose the 50 technology innovations that could change the world. The first 20 ideas have now been published with more to follow soon.
Which of these ideas could lead to significant opportunities for new ways to provide insurance?
Insurtech companies are emerging at the rate of over one a day and we are all self-publishing now. Twitter and Linkedin pump out real-time updates. Every day brings more opinions and an inbox full of insurtech news. So much choice, and too little time. How do we filter out the useful and important from the irrelevant and distracting?
Monday 20th November was a chance for some of the new faces of Insurtech to find their partners for 2018. Every one of our presenters this week had a clear idea of the problem they are solving. One platform, six ways of helping underwriters select their risks and one new insurance opportunity.
Insurdata, the provider of property data for underwriters announced on 24th October what must be the largest and fastest seed financing, over $1m, for a commercial insurance application in Europe. Machine learning, AI and robotics are popular just now. Often overlooked is how incomplete the underwriter’s knowledge is of what is being insured.
Identifying the best start-ups and scale-ups to partner with, invest in or maybe even work for can be tough at the best of times. But with it’s hyper-energetic atmosphere, highly polished performances and a touch of mischievousness, the reality distortion field that envelops Vegas can make it even harder to separate fact from aspiration
Not since Sam Altman of Y-Combinator spoke in March has Shoreditch Town Hall seen so many people queuing up on Old Street to hear about tech startups. The Market Minds Insurtech conference pulled together a fantastic array of speakers including founders of some of the best known startups.