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.

Florian Graillot, C-founder, astorya.vc; What insurers want - an investor's view

12 Jun 2020

One of the fastest ways to find out what's making an impact right now when it comes to innovation in insurance is to talk to the people investing in, and advising to, the companies building new tools... read more

Matthew Grant & Robin Merttens - the InsTech London partners chat with Insurance Insider's Catrin Shi

06 Jun 2020

Another slight shift for this week's episode. The tables were turned and Robin Merttens and Matthew Grant were interviewed as one of the keynotes for the recent Insurance Insider event "InsiderTech... read more

Frank Perkins, CEO, Inari: Technical tips to enable insurance innovation

31 May 2020

Whether launching a start-up or running a major company, the decisions you make about the technology you use and the people working closely with you will be critical to the success of your business... read more

The launch of Ki, the algorithmic underwriter. Mark Allan & James Birch, Brit Insurance

23 May 2020

Whilst some organisations may look elsewhere to blame for the increasing costs of placing insurance in London, Brit has decide to strike out and show what digital means for an established company... read more

Sean Ringsted, Chief Digital Officer, Chubb; Prevent & Predict - IOT Success Stories

17 May 2020

The potential for sensors, data and IOT (Internet of Things) to dramatically improve risk reduction has been known for many years. Telematics are now widely used for motor insurance,  but some... read more

Andy Thomas & Melanie Hayes, Co-Founders, Kynd, Making Cyber Simple

10 May 2020

With all the attention on COVID-19 just now we might forget one of the other emerging risks of the last few years - cyber. But of course it's still very much a threat and, in some areas, growing.... read more

Nigel Walsh Partner at Deloitte and insurtech guru

03 May 2020

Nigel Walsh has been helping the insurance industry get to grips with the opportunities offered by technology for many years - both in his day job as a partner at consulting firm Deloitte, and as a... read more

Sai Lakshmi, Caura and Amit Patel, Hlthie: Founders we're watching

24 Apr 2020

Part of our philosophy at InsTech London is our "pay forward" approach. We look out for the best upcoming companies, or even just great people with great ideas - and give them a place to talk about... read more

Andy Wiggans: VP at BrightTALK: Live Connections in a Digital World

19 Apr 2020

Live events can still exist even if we can't all hang out together in the same place. In this episode, Matthew Grant is talking to Andy Wiggans of the digital video platform BrightTALK about best... read more

Mark Anquillare: COO, Verisk Analytics: Making the World Better, Safer, and Stronger

14 Apr 2020

Verisk brings together analytics and data from across insurance, energy and payments covering areas such as fraud, catastrophe risk and loss.
In this week's episode Matthew Grant talks to Mark... read more

Partners' Chat - April 2020: Matthew and Robin launch our new live events programme

07 Apr 2020

Matthew Grant and Robin Merttens discuss the latest insurance, innovation and insurtech news that has caught their attention. 
The conversation took place to launch our new series of live events on... read more

Ruth Foxe Blader: Partner at Anthemis Group: Investing to create new opportunities

03 Apr 2020

Anthemis is one of the most well known investors in technology start-ups and scale-ups supporting insurance and financial services. Portfolio companies include: Goji, Flock, Hokodo, Insurdata,... read more

InsTech Investigates: Podcasting tips with former BBC sound engineer Peter Roach

02 Apr 2020

Wondering about how to create a podcast and best practices for recording sound? In Episode 75 of the InsTech London podcasts, we're kicking off a series of "Instech Investigates" - a look beyond the... read more

Google Cloud and Insurance – Planning for a Truly Digital Future

27 Mar 2020

Remember when we all got together and ran in-person events? Recorded live at The Steelyard, Episode 74 features the highlights from our event with Google Cloud, including what their plans are for... read more

Gary Hoberman: CEO and Founder of Unqork: Accelerating innovation with no-code

20 Mar 2020

This week's episode, recorded in February 2020 - is a great lesson in the "art of the possible" when it comes to having, and delivering on a bold vision. 
CEO & founder Gary Hoberman and his team... read more

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

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