Our mission

Innovation in insurance is nothing new. Fantastic novel solutions to help businesses and individuals have been created for centuries and new products are appearing every day. However innovation in insurance technology lags behind other industries both in terms of adoption and investment.

a hub to explore together ways to maximise the opportunities offered by technology.

The primary purpose of InsTech London is to pull together a group of innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and professionals from across the market and enable them to meet like-minded folk and provide them with a hub to explore together ways to maximise the opportunities offered by technology.

In this way we hope to play a small part in promoting and supporting innovation in London, the technologies that will underpin it, and the people who want to make it happen.

What we do

We provide a community for all innovation enthusiasts to which entrepreneurs can bring their ideas, insurers can share their challenges, investors find opportunities and everyone can benefit from fresh insights to create growth and efficiency in insurance.

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  • Join our regular evening events to see the latest innovations, hear from the leading thinkers in the space and meet your next partner, client or even co-founder.
  • Read about our views on insurance innovation and listen to our podcast as we talk to others from around the world who have insights to share with our community and the wider industry.
  • Review our past events to find out why our popular events and quality content has made us a beacon for attracting and encouraging ideas and talent. We are very grateful to our members and sponsors who have made this possible and whose support we look forward to for many years to come.

Who we are

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Paolo Cuomo

Paolo was formerly a McKinsey consultant and has been a vocal promoter of the smart use of technology innovation during his roles heading up change at Beazley, Chief Operating Officer at Charles Taylor Managing Agency and now Principal at Boston Consulting Group. He has been an ever present in the top 10 of the Power 100 List of InsurTech Influencers.

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Robin Merttens

Robin co-founded Ri3K, a start-up focused on digitising the London Market back in 2000 and has been involved in insurance innovation and modernisation ever since. Having co-founded InsTech London in 2015 he now shares responsibility for running it with Matthew concentrating on member relations and our events. He also has a variety of non executive directorships and advisory roles both with startups side and progressive companies in the insurance space. He remains a tireless advocate for the need for greater digitalisation of the industry.

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Matthew Grant

Following 20 years at RMS as global head of sales and marketing Matthew founded Abernite in 2016 and advises boards and founders from many of the fastest growing companies providing data and analytics to insurers around the world. Matthew is an occasional investor in start-ups, writes frequently and hosts the Instech London Podcast. Matthew is responsible for looking after our growing membership, hosting events, managing our partnerships, writing our weekly newsletter and overseeing marketing.

The Global Insurtech Alliance

The Global Insurtech Alliance (GITA) brings together insurtech ecosystems across the world. We all share a common purpose: to create a global ecosystem for promoting the use of data, analytics and technology in insurance and capital risk management. Instech London is one of the founding members. Today we work with similar organisations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. More details on here www.insurtechalliance.com or contact us at Instech London hello@instech.london.

Our Story

Formed in April 2015

Instech London was formed in April 2015 as an attempt to recreate the ecosystem that was serving the FinTech community so well. Seeing the levels of dynamic collaboration and the opportunities it fostered in financial services, we wanted to create something similar for insurance in London.

Our first meeting

We cast the net for like-minded individuals who were both passionate about innovation and keen to meet kindred spirits. We had 35 people at our first meeting in a hotel bar and doubled that number holding a similar social event a few months later. We’ve never looked back.

3000 subscribers; 250 speakers; 65 corporate members

Our membership has continued to grow and our events have become larger and more ambitious. Today, each of our events are regularly attended by several hundred insurance innovation enthusiasts. We have over 65 corporate members and over 3000 people subscribe to our weekly newsletter.