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The insurance technology innovation community for entrepreneurs, investors and market professionals in London. Discussing all things insurtech!

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The insurance technology innovation community for entrepreneurs, investors and market professionals in London. Discussing all things insurtech!

    Richard Hartley: CEO & Co-Founder of Cytora: Underwriting analytics for commercial insurers (68)

    Richard Hartley: CEO & Co-Founder of Cytora: Underwriting analytics for commercial insurers (68)

    As data becomes more widely available, underwriters may have more information to select and price the business they are taking on, but they don't have more time. This week Matthew Grant talks to Richard Hartley about how Cytora has grown since 2014, the challenges of being a founder and how the company helps insurers identify and focus on the accounts that are going to be more profitable. Topics include:
    Finding investors as a start-up and scale-up
    The challenges of building a team as the company evolves
    Cytora's clients
    Distributing through other platforms
    The role of accelerators and incubators 
    For a written summary of this discussion - and more information about Instech London go to https://www.instech.london/podcasts
    Membership details and other enquiries: hello@instech.london
    InsTech London Podcast Host: Matthew Grant
    Produced by Simon Fyles: simon@instech.london
    Edited by Peter Roach: visualmonkeys.co.uk
      

    • 31 min
    Future of Payments in Insurance: Mastercard and Davies Group (67)

    Future of Payments in Insurance: Mastercard and Davies Group (67)

    Live highlights from the InsTech London "Future of Payments" evening at The Steelyard on 21st January 2020 hosted by Robin Merttens and Matthew Grant
    Mastercard's Ian Slater & Ruth Polyblank discuss: 
    Why Mastercard is so enthusiastic about the opportunities of working with partners in insurance 
    Lessons from the banks and fintech - and relevance for insurtech
    Why data will change perceptions of insurance
    How insurers can collaborate with Mastercard
    Followed by Laura Harvey, Strategic Director at Davies Group on the benefits of virtual credit numbers (VCN) to speed up payments to policyholders.
    A written summary of Ian, Ruth and Laura’s conversations is available on the podcast section of our website - https://www.instech.london/podcasts
    You can also download the full agenda and photos from our Past Events section - https://www.instech.london/past-events/future-of-payments-in-insurance
    Membership details and other enquiries: hello@instech.london
    InsTech London Podcast Host: Matthew Grant
    Produced by Simon Fyles: simon@instech.london
    Edited by Peter Roach: visualmonkeys.co.uk

    • 32 min
    Nick Mair: CEO & Founder of Atticus DQPro: Delivering Data Certainty (66)

    Nick Mair: CEO & Founder of Atticus DQPro: Delivering Data Certainty (66)

    Data is at the heart of many decisions in insurance - pricing, risk mitigation, claims and capital management. But data needs to be high quality - and that requires constant diligence. 
    CEO and founder of Atticus DQPro Nick Mair is Matthew’s guest on Episode 66. Nick talks about how he has successfully built a business, with no external funding, and which in only a few years has signed up a number of major insurance companies to help them manage and measure data quality.
    Their conversation covered:
    Awareness and adoption of data monitoring tools
    Building a business without external investment
    Make B2B sales to commercial insurers
    Learning how to define and build products
    Tips for aspiring founders
    Podcasts and book recommendations
    Pros and cons of accelerators and incubators
    Read (and share) the highlights from this episode on the Podcast section of the InsTech London website, along with all previous episodes. 
    If you are listening through a podcast platform and like what you heard, please leave us a review or comment. 
    Membership details and other enquiries: hello@instech.london
    InsTech London Podcast Host: Matthew Grant
    Produced by Simon Fyles: simon@instech.london
    Edited by Peter Roach: visualmonkeys.co.uk

    • 28 min
    Erik Abrahamsson: CEO & Founder, Digital Fineprint: Discovering the data to drive decisions (65)

    Erik Abrahamsson: CEO & Founder, Digital Fineprint: Discovering the data to drive decisions (65)

    Ask someone to name some of the more successful UK insurtech scale-ups and Digital Fineprint (DFP) often gets a mention.
    In 3 years CEO and Founder Erik Abrahamsson has taken DFP from holding meetings in a garden shed to raising £7m in funding and securing an impressive list of clients. 
    He joined Matthew on Episode 65 of the InsTech London podcast for a conversation that covered:
    Using new data sources for selecting and pricing SME insurance
    Tips for a new company on pitching to prospective clients
    Why in a world that is turning digital, personal contact still matters in insurance
    How DFP is able to recruit senior people from established insurers 
    Lessons learned from working in the Lloyd’s Lab
    If you liked what you have heard then please leave us a review or a comment on your chosen podcast platform. Look out for the shareable summary of this episode at https://www.instech.london/podcasts
    Membership details and other enquiries: hello@instech.london
    InsTech London Podcast Host: Matthew Grant
    Produced by Simon Fyles: simon@instech.london
    Edited by Peter Roach: visualmonkeys.co.uk

    • 28 min
    Martha Notaras: Managing Partner, Brewer Lane Ventures: Investment, insight & influence (64)

    Martha Notaras: Managing Partner, Brewer Lane Ventures: Investment, insight & influence (64)

    The launch of a new Insurtech fund – Brewer Lane Ventures – was announced earlier this month. Martha Notaras will be Managing Partner along with founder John Kim. Martha was formerly part of the team at XL Innovate – investing in successful startups such as Lemonade, Cape Analytics and Slice and she has many years of experience in identifying and investing in technology companies in and outside of insurance.   
    Martha is also well known as a lively and informed presenter and panelist at insurance and technology conferences. Matthew talks to Martha from her office in California. The topics they cover include:
    New opportunities in insurtech including climate change and cyber. Why the past is not a good guide to the future.
    Data and the challenges for insurers. 
    How the reaction of incumbent insurers to the relevance of insurtech has changed over the last few years.
    The best way to keep up to date with what is happening in insurance and technology
    The goals for Brewer Lane Ventures and the type of companies it will be investing in
    Look out for the summary of this discussion at https://www.instech.london/podcasts
    Membership details and other enquiries: Hello@instech.london
    InsTech London Podcast Host: Matthew Grant
    Produced by Simon Fyles: simon@instech.london
    Edited by Peter Roach: visualmonkeys.co.uk
     
     

    • 29 min
    Bernard Goyder: Senior Reporter, Insurance Insider: An Englishman in New York (63)

    Bernard Goyder: Senior Reporter, Insurance Insider: An Englishman in New York (63)

    This week we're talking once again to Bernard Goyder, a journalist with Insurance Insider. Bernard is currently on a posting to New York, having previously been the Insurance Insiders' technology correspondent in London. We last featured Bernard in June 2019 shortly after he arrived in the US and Matthew catches up to find what the world of insurance, technology and insurtech looks like from the US.
    The areas we cover include:
    A review of the end of year reinsurance renewals (and what they are)
    What's happening in the casualty market
    Why MGAs and insurance brokers have been such attractive acquisition targets
    Commercial auto in the US and why this is an opportunity for insurtech
    Telematics, modelling wildfire, cyber and property exposure
    Disruption opportunities in the claims market
    Will Lloyd's of London move to profitability this year?
    Scale-up Insurtechs to look out for
    If you enjoyed this, then take a look at our website www.instech.london to find all our other podcasts, events, newsletter sign up. 
    InsTech London Podcast Host: Matthew Grant
    Produced by Simon Fyles: simon@instech.london
    Edited by Peter Roach: visualmonkeys.co.uk
     
     

    • 21 min

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