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News, views and interviews from InsTech London and our members.

Member Spotlight: Getsafe

11 May 2021

InsTech London partner Robin Merttens talks to Christian Wiens, Founder and CEO of Getsafe, about how to reach the smartphone generation with insurance products and the uses of artificial... read more

No-Code/Low-Code Platforms - A Bridge from Legacy to Digital?

05 May 2021

Our 'No-Code/Low-Code Platforms - A Bridge from Legacy to Digital?' report takes a detailed look how No-Code/Low-Code platforms are being deployed in insurance and whether they offer the industry a... read more

Insuring NFTs - The challenge of covering a new asset class

04 May 2021

When classic car collector David MacNeil bought a Ferrari 250 GTO for $70 million in 2018, he probably also got it insured. But when entrepreneur and investor Vignesh Sundaresan spent $69 million in... read more

The Parametric Post Issue 1 - Parametric insurance news from InsTech London

30 Apr 2021

Parametric insurance will be one of the major themes driving changes in insurance over the next decade. To help you keep up with what’s happening in the space, we have launched a monthly newsletter... read more

From customer to capacity - Parametric earthquake cover in New Zealand from Bounce Insurance

28 Apr 2021

Bounce Insurance, founded in 2020, offers parametric insurance for earthquakes in New Zealand. Its policies are based on a seismic trigger, powered by data from GeoNet, New Zealand’s earthquake data... read more

InsTech London podcast leaderboard - Spring 2021

13 Apr 2021

Our listeners have now downloaded over 90,000 episodes and there’s been a seismic shake-up on this quarter’s InsTech London podcast leaderboard. Nine fresh entries, seven countries and a new number... read more

Location Intelligence 2021 - the Companies to Watch

29 Mar 2021

Our latest report, 'Location Intelligence 2021 - the Companies to Watch: Where, what and how risky?', offers a comprehensive look at the technology helping insurers identify and manage risk, plus... read more

Member Spotlight: FintechOS

25 Mar 2021

InsTech London partner Robin Merttens talks to Karl Lawless, VP of Sales at FintechOS, about speeding up digital transformation, new market opportunities, and why Covid-19 has put insurers under... read more

Member Spotlight: Barnett Waddingham

15 Mar 2021

Barnett Waddingham is a professional services consultancy, working across insurance, risk, pensions and investment. Principal Wan Hsien Heah spoke to InsTech London’s Simon Fyles about the company’s... read more

Member Spotlight: Vesuvio Labs

08 Mar 2021

Kristian Feldborg, CEO and Founder of Vesuvio Labs, talks to InsTech London Partner Matthew Grant about Vesuvio’s offerings, partners, and setting up businesses thousands of miles from home.
Matthew... read more

Member Spotlight: Hannover Re

01 Mar 2021

InsTech London Partner Robin Merttens talks to Debbie O’Hare, Managing Director, Hannover Re UK Life Branch and L&H Digital Business Accelerator.
Robin: For anyone who isn’t familiar with what... read more

Member Spotlight: Gamma Location Intelligence

22 Feb 2021

Gamma Location Intelligence harnesses AI, data science and spatial analytics to produce solutions to geographical questions. Chief Commercial Officer Richard Garry talks to Simon about location... read more

Member Spotlight: Riskbook becomes Supercede

10 Feb 2021

Supercede, formally known as Riskbook, is an all-in-one reinsurance collaboration platform, designed to improve the placement experience for cedents, brokers and underwriters. Co-founders Jerad Leigh... read more

E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative

02 Feb 2021

Nearly 20 years after early e-trading initiatives proved to be a false dawn for insurance, interest in the platforms space has been firmly reignited. 
Covid-19’s dramatic effect on working patterns... read more

Member Spotlight: Avantia Group

02 Feb 2021

Avantia provides non-standard home insurance through its HomeProtect brand using streaming technology for faster risk and pricing decisions. CEO Mark Eastham joined Matthew on Podcast 121 to give an... read more

Your top 15 podcast guests - Jan 2021

22 Jan 2021

Wondering what's happening at leading insurers, challenger brokers, new & established technology companies, and investors?  
Released every Sunday, Matthew Grant talks to those driving innovation... read more

Member Spotlight: BuildingFootprintUSA

21 Jan 2021

BuildingFootprintUSA delivers high-quality location data to help insurance companies make accurate risk assessments and pricing decisions. VP of Strategy Scott Robinson explains how they are creating... read more

The Friends’ Forecast 2021 – Five more themes, 20 people, Part Two

06 Jan 2021

We had so many great predictions for 2021 when we crowdsourced 20 InsTech London friends for their opinion, I've published it in two parts. Part One - the first six predictions - is here. And the... read more

The Friends’ Forecast 2021 – Six themes, 20 people, Part One

04 Jan 2021

After the rollercoaster of 2020 it’s a brave soul that’s willing to commit to what 2021 will look like. But running a global network of talented and successful people means that Robin Merttens and I... read more

Aiming to be something different: Convex

15 Dec 2020

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Convex was founded in 2019 with a focus on complex risks, claims and underwriting. The company has raised $2.7bn in committed capital in just over 18 months. Robin... read more

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