Podcasts

The weekly InsTech London Podcast hosted by Matthew Grant. Join us as we discover what some of the most fascinating people in, and beyond, insurance are doing, the trends they are seeing, and what motivates them.

Jeremy Hyams: Chief Executive Officer, Claims Consortium Group: Claims technology - building the single source of truth

26 Nov 2021

When it comes to innovation, claims technology has not always got the level of focus it deserves.
That situation is changing though with several companies, including this week’s podcast guest,... read more

Sébastien Piguet: Co-founder & Head of Underwriting, Descartes Underwriting: Going global - delivering parametric insurance at scale

19 Nov 2021

Descartes Underwriting, founded in 2018, has scaled quickly to provide parametric insurance against climate risks to corporate clients around the world.
Co-founder & Head of Underwriting... read more

Marco Mirabella: Founder & CEO, Ensuro: Crypto capital for insurance start-ups

12 Nov 2021

Start-ups looking to sell insurance products often struggle to secure the insurance capacity from incumbent (re)insurers they need as a managing general agent (MGA).
Ensuro is piloting an alternative... read more

Nick Wright: Chief Business Development Officer, Pen Underwriting: Every problem has a solution

05 Nov 2021

The Managing General Agent (MGA) model has become a successful way for many insurtech startups to establish themselves, but the subject of this week’s podcast is a bit different to other MGAs in the... read more

Property Intelligence - new solutions for an old problem

29 Oct 2021

We're bringing you the highlights and key insights from our property risk event at The Steel Yard in London.
‘Property Risk - What’s New and What Works?’ brought together experts in flood forecasting... read more

Brendan Smyth & Premal Gohil: Liberty Mutual Insurance: Embracing innovation - lessons from a global insurer

22 Oct 2021

Liberty Mutual Insurance is a global insurance company that embraces innovation, with a strong track record of building successful partnerships with technology companies.
Matthew talks to Brendan... read more

Robin Merttens & Andrew Yeoman: Navigating algorithmic underwriting in Property & Casualty

14 Oct 2021

Robin is joined by Concirrus CEO and Co-founder Andrew Yeoman on Podcast 160 to discuss how commercial insurers are beginning to use algorithms to support underwriting decisions.
The conversation... read more

Simon Lewis & Matt Greaves: Atrium Underwriters: Underwriting and innovation where it counts

08 Oct 2021

Atrium Underwriters has been operating in the London market for almost 100 years and has established itself as one of the most forward-thinking insurers when it comes to innovation and new technology... read more

The founders' stories - start-up to scale-up

01 Oct 2021

Podcast 158 features the highlights from Part 1 of our first live event back at The Steel Yard in London and is packed with advice for start-ups looking to grow and future founders.
Ed Leon Klinger (... read more

Mark Allan: Commercial Director UK Insurance, Bupa: Private healthcare in the pandemic and beyond

24 Sep 2021

Health insurers have been on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have had to get to grips with the new peril of the COVID-19 virus, experience changes in demand and plan for the long term... read more

Karina Buch: Chief Commercial Officer, Insurance Business Applications: Digital insurance platforms - getting ahead and staying ahead

17 Sep 2021

Insurance Business Applications (IBA) has established itself as a genuine insurance innovator over the past decade, embracing new technologies to offer a full cycle property and casualty insurance... read more

Piyush Singh: Founder, Terrene Labs - a FRISS company: Calling all underwriters - focus on the core, not the chore

10 Sep 2021

For underwriters, time spent searching for information is time lost to underwriting.
Terrene Labs, acquired by FRISS in April 2021, aggregates third-party data sources to help underwriters focus on... read more

Niall Barton: Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Wrisk: A marathon not a sprint - surviving and thriving as an insurtech

03 Sep 2021

For insurtechs to flourish, companies need to match their innovative technology solutions with market opportunities and an understanding of how the industry works. 
Some of the best innovation in... read more

Todd Rissel: Chairman & CEO, e2Value: Product launch 2.0 - smart tech, simple solutions

27 Aug 2021

When you think of insurance innovation there is a whole host of exciting start-ups and scale-ups that spring to mind, but this week’s podcast guest has been consistently innovating for the past two... read more

Andrew Passfield: CEO, ICE InsureTech: Insurance software for innovation - flexibility as a service

20 Aug 2021

Whether you are an established company or a new kid on the block, you need to be smart and flexible to make the most of new opportunities and stay ahead of the game.
ICE InsureTech is one of the... read more

Jerad Leigh: Co-founder & CEO, Supercede: The founder's journey: surviving and thriving as a start-up

13 Aug 2021

There has been no shortage of founders looking to transform insurance over the last five years, but turning innovative insurtech ideas into successful businesses is an incredibly tough challenge.... read more

Complex claims innovation

06 Aug 2021

Claims is a vital component in the insurance value chain, but despite its importance it doesn’t always get the innovation attention and headlines that it deserves.
On this week’s podcast, Matthew is... read more

Partners' Chat - Summer Special: Robin Merttens and Matthew Grant

30 Jul 2021

Recorded after the InsTech London Summer Party, our first public event since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, Matthew and Robin catch up for their quarterly partners’ chat. 
The conversation covers... read more

Mick Noland: Executive, General Manager, Insurance Solutions at CoreLogic: The digital hub for property data

23 Jul 2021

Founded in 2010, CoreLogic has established itself as a leading provider of location and property intelligence, with more than 500 insurers and reinsurers now using its products.
Mick Noland, General... read more

William Hawkins: Director of Research - Europe, KBW: How insurers think: the equity analyst’s view

16 Jul 2021

While insurtech, start-up funding and data and technology developments are important to all of us, we also need to understand how the major insurers make money, what their needs are from technology... read more

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