Future Disruptors brings you lively discussion about innovation in business. Every episode shares new insights around how technology and innovation are dismantling old industries and creating new ones, from startups, industry experts and corporate innovators. Future Disruptors is brought to you by Tällt Ventures.
10 - Building the next generation of insurance products with Kasko
From open data and open banking to ecosystems and platforms, everyone is trying to design the insurance proposition of the future - with giants like Zhong An and their tech enablement platform, or startups building slick, lean products on top of APIs.
Kasko was launched in 2015, and is now getting great traction with their 'Insurtech-as-a-Service' business, offering quick build solutions to slow-moving incumbents. Nik Sühr is Kasko's founder, and joins us on this episode of Future Disruptors to explain how they're helping big insurance players keep up with the startups.
09 - Building a trust network with Deemly
So much of our life is conducted online these days, including our work, that the ability to prove you are who you say you are is becoming ever more critical. But how can you be sure that the person you hired on Upwork is legit? And what if your Airbnb guests are secretly planning a huge part at your house?
Peer reviews are everything to some platforms, but until now that essential feedback has been completely siloed.
This is where Deemly comes in. They have built a solution which enables an individual to leverage their existing accounts and reviews dfrom platforms like Airbnb and eBay. This, in turn, means a reliable 'Trust Profile' that businesses, customers and individuals can rely on. Sara from Deemly was kind enough to join Diccon in a very noisy Shoreditch office to lift the lid on her company and give us an idea of why trust is so important.
08 - The future of price comparison with GoCompare
Faisal Galaria has left some deep impressions on the digital sector, having held key roles as companies such as Skype, Kayak and Spotify before they became household brands.
For the last two years, he has been the Chief Strategy & Investment Office at GoCompare, overseeing their demerger and IPO as well as considerable investment and acquisition activity.
Faisal kindly took time out of his busy schedule to talk about what he's been up to at GoCompare, some of the reasoning behind their strategic activities, and what role Price Comparison will play in our future lives.
07 - In conversation with Minh Tran, on Corporates & Startups
If you have more than a passing interest in Insurtech and the startup world, Minh Tran probably needs no introduction, although we did ask for one just in case!
During our conversation, Minh broke down how his latest VC-as-a-Service platform works. We also covered why half of all insurers want to partner with an Insurtech, and how those relationships can work best, and discussed the growing interest in Proptech across the Insurance industry.
06 - Insurtech 100 with Swifty of Insurance Post
Insurance Post is one of the leading industry media outlets and their annual Insurance 100 list is one of their most popular pieces. To reflect the growing presence of Tech in the sector, the Post partnered with Tällt and Sønr to produce the first annual Insurtech 100 index.
To give the list a little more context, and dive deeper into some of the themes we see in Insurtech, we met with the Post's resident newshound Swifty, to chat about Insurtech, who leads the pack, and who was late to the party.
05 - Digital Darwinism with Tom Goodwin
Thinker, speaker and now writer, Tom Goodwin is many things, and here takes time out of his busy schedule to join us on our podcast.
Following publication of his first book - Digital Darwinism - we talked about his background, why the book came out, and how damn hard it was to write! We also hear about what has changed for Tom in the last few years as his profile has grown, and how he balances all the elements of his busy working life.