From Start up to Scale up: the Founders' Stories: Past, Present and Future

Past events

What better way to celebrate the return of live events at The Steel Yard than by inviting back four founders that we first had on stage in the early days of launching their companies.

Matthew and Robin were joined on stage by Ed Leon Klinger (Flock), Oliver Brew (CyberCube), Andre Symes (Genasys Technologies), and Jonathan Spry (Envelop Risk). They shared their experiences of making the switch from start-up to scale-up and advice on surviving the ups and downs of early-stage growth. 

They were joined by four recent insurtech arrivals looking to make their mark. Andy Thompson (Safehub), Dan Roberts (Nayms), Ben Smyth (Arma Karma), Mike Minett (Portabl) and Nader AlSalim (Gaia) outlined their ideas and what is next for their respective companies. 

Highlights of the interviews with Ed, Oliver, Andre and Jonathan are now available to listen to on InsTech London Podcast 158. We will bring you the interviews from the rest of our guest speakers on the podcast soon. 

Photos from the event are available now on our Flickr page. If you spot yourself, or someone you know, then please feel free to download and share the images. 

From Start-up to Scale-up: the Founders' Stories: Past, Present and Future

Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives

InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). You can claim one and a half hours towards the CII member CPD scheme by attending an InsTech London event. 

The Learning Objectives for this event are:

  • Hear from both established and newly formed companies on the challenges facing start-ups and the key to ensuring their survival
  • Collaborate with and learn from other industry specialists on how to successfully navigate early-stage growth
  • Understand the goals and future plans of companies driving innovation within insurance

To claim 1.5 CPD hours for attending From Start up to Scale up: the Founders' Stories: Past, Present and Future, please email

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