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.

Pandemic Podcast Special: Matthew Grant speaks to the industry experts

13 Mar 2020

This week we have a "pandemic podcast" special edition. A series of interviews recorded on Thursday 12 March, the day after the WHO had declared Covid-19 Coronavirus a pandemic.
In this 40 minute... read more

Andrew Yeoman: CEO and Co-founder of Concirrus: A connected future for commercial insurance

06 Mar 2020

Concirrus is one of the most well-known companies in London to have emerged in recent years, providing analytics for commercial underwriting to a growing list of insurers.
CEO and Co-founder Andrew... read more

David King: Founder of Artificial Labs: Organising the world's data

28 Feb 2020

After honing his skills and gaining experience in other industries, David King settled on insurance and, with co-founder Johnny Bridges set up Artificial Labs in 2013.
Today Artificial is helping... read more

John Cavanagh: Co-founder Beat Capital: Supporting entrepreneurial underwriting at Lloyd's

23 Feb 2020

Proving that it's never too late to start a new business, John Cavanagh retired as CEO from Willis Re in 2017 to set up Beat Capital with Tom Milligan (previously Co-CEO of Ariel Re).
Today Beat... read more

Richard Hartley: CEO & Co-Founder of Cytora: Underwriting analytics for commercial insurance

11 Feb 2020

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.
Matthew Grant spoke to Richard... read more

The Future of Payments in Insurance - Mastercard & Davies Group

07 Feb 2020


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... read more

Nick Mair: CEO & Founder, Atticus DQPro: Delivering Data Certainty

31 Jan 2020

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... read more

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

24 Jan 2020

Ask someone to name some of the more successful UK insurtech scale-ups and Digital Fineprint (DFP) often gets a mention.
In three years CEO and Founder Erik Abrahamsson has taken DFP from holding... read more

Martha Notaras: Managing Partner, Brewer Lane Ventures: Investment, insight and influence

20 Jan 2020

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... read more

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

13 Jan 2020

Episode 63 of the InsTech London podcast features a return from Bernard Goyder, a journalist with Insurance Insider.
Bernard is currently on a posting to New York, having previously been the... read more

Insurance Leadership; what do they really care about?

06 Jan 2020

We've interviewed well over 100 people in 2019 and you can hear most of them on the InsTech London podcasts. Our guests share fantastic insights - whether on stage speaking to us at our events, or... read more

Jacqueline McNamee, CEO & Founder of C-Quence. Building a Management Liability MGA

06 Jan 2020

The role and potential for MGAs was much discussed in 2019, with some significant fundraising and acquisitions.Jacqueline McNamee, a former underwriter, became frustrated with the speed of innovation... read more

The InsTech Partners' wrap up: looking back, looking forward

23 Dec 2019

Matthew and Robin took some time out from a busy year end to review their personal highlights from the past 12 months, and take look at what's coming up in the next few months. Topics included... read more

Trevor Maynard: Head of Innovation, Lloyd's. New solutions, new markets and the future of Lloyd's

15 Dec 2019

We've been hearing a lot recently about how Lloyd's of London is looking to harness innovation across many areas to expand the range of insurance it can cover, improve efficiency and find new ways to... read more

Ryan Kottenstette: CEO & Founder of Cape Analytics - geospatial imagery and aerial insights

09 Dec 2019

Ryan Kottenstette founded Cape Analytics in 2014 to help companies identify building characteristics based on aerial imagery.Five years on and Cape has analysed 80% of the US population, in terms of... read more

Bob Reville, CEO of Praedicat: How to build a liability model

02 Dec 2019

Bob Reville founded Praedicat in 2011 and the company has gone on to create one of the most credible models for understanding emerging risks.The idea was born out of a research and development... read more

Michele Williams: Head of XSE, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

25 Nov 2019

How does an organisation like Allianz - one of the world's largest insurance companies - stay ahead when it comes to innovation?
Matthew talks to Michele Williams, Head of Allianz Global Corporate... read more

Platforms & Ecosystems: Part Two - AXA, ICE InsureTech, DMS and Riskbook

18 Nov 2019

In our previous episode we brought you the first half of our event on the 22nd October on Platforms and Ecosystems.This time we're back with the second part of the evening and Robin is on stage... read more

Platforms & Ecosystems: Part One - Novidea, Salesforce and their partners

11 Nov 2019

One of this year's top topics for insurance and technology is platforms - and we are going to hear a lot more about them in the next year.Startups have been finding it hard to get the attention of... read more

Mark Bates: CEO and Founder of RDT - 50 million server calls a day

04 Nov 2019

CEO Mark Bates founded RDT in 1991 but shows the energy, enthusiasm and tech-driven vision more commonly founded in early-stage start-ups. Matthew Grant caught up with Mark to find out how and why he... read more

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