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Stephen Brittain: Co-founder, Insurtech Gateway: Secrets of scale - incubation & investment (102)

Stephen Brittain: Co-founder, Insurtech Gateway: Secrets of scale - incubation & investment (102)

September 13, 2020

There is no shortage of ideas, and opportunities, for starting up new companies in and around insurance, but scaling fast, with access to capital, capacity and connections is critical.

Stephen Brittain is the Co-founder of Insurtech Gateway, an incubator and fund offering start-ups advice, investment and capacity, with a portfolio that includes By Miles, FloodFlash and Jumpstart.

He joins Matthew on Episode 102 of the podcast to give an investor’s view on the market and some great insights for founders.

Talking points include:

  • Defining an underserved target market
  • How to scale at speed
  • Identifying insurance advocates and investors.
  • New solutions for “uninsurable” risks
  • Proving performance through metrics

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Scott Quiana: Head of Products, Marketing & Partnerships, Quantemplate: Turning data into insights (101)

Scott Quiana: Head of Products, Marketing & Partnerships, Quantemplate: Turning data into insights (101)

September 6, 2020

Launched in 2013 Quantemplate was one of the early insurtech stories in the London and US, but after a few years things went quiet. Quantemplate had not gone away, but instead had been busily building up its technology to organise, clean and harmonise the variety of data being used by insurers around the world. 

In this episode Matthew Grant talks to Scott Quiana to find out:

  • How an emerging company found its product-market fit
  • Why it's so important to be part of the client workflow and how to do so
  • Deploying Machine Language and Artificial Intelligence at scale
  • Lessons for all entrepreneurs looking to move from beyond start-up to scale-up.

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Matthew Grant, Robin Merttens and Paolo Cuomo: The Partners’ Centenary Chat (100)

Matthew Grant, Robin Merttens and Paolo Cuomo: The Partners’ Centenary Chat (100)

August 30, 2020

Matthew Grant, Robin Merttens and Paolo Cuomo reunite for a special InsTech London Partners’ Chat to celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast.

Reflections on the past five years of insurance and insurtech, plus thoughts on what’s next for the industry.

Talking points include:

  • How and why InsTech London was created
  • The birth of insurtech
  • Changing perceptions of technology
  • Reducing the protection gap
  • The power of community in insurance

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Forbes McKenzie: CEO of McKenzie Intelligence Services: Data driven intelligence (99)

Forbes McKenzie: CEO of McKenzie Intelligence Services: Data driven intelligence (99)

August 23, 2020

Without a good understanding of their clients - both at the time of underwriting and during claims - insurers are increasingly going to struggle to offer the right products, at the right price to the right people. 

With a background in military intelligence, Forbes McKenzie knows how to combine the data obtained from technology, with that gathered from the essential Human Intelligence. He's used this to great effect in building MIS.

Forbes talks to Matthew on Episode 99 to discuss the latest developments in collecting information ranging from satellites to doorbells to the One Under Lime coffee shop. 

Talking points include:

  • Establishing MIS in the Lloyd’s marketplace
  • How clients are using MIS data
  • Latest developments and sources of data in aerial imagery
  • Crowdsourcing and new data sources
  • Integrating through APIs

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Katie Crook-Davies and Rajasree Variyar: The Risky Mix Podcast hosts: Diversity, inclusion and innovation (98)

Katie Crook-Davies and Rajasree Variyar: The Risky Mix Podcast hosts: Diversity, inclusion and innovation (98)

August 17, 2020

Katie Crook-Davies and Rajasree Variyar are the hosts of the Risky Mix Podcast which features conversations on making insurance more diverse and inclusive.

They join Matthew Grant on Episode 98 to discuss their own experiences of working in the industry, raising awareness of careers opportunities and changing consumer perceptions of insurance.

Other talking points include:

  • The value of diversity for innovation
  • Differing attitudes between insurtechs and incumbents
  • Funding challenges for female founders
  • Attracting young talent to the industry
  • Rethinking how we work following Covid-19

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Andrew Johnston: Global Head of InsurTech, Willis Re: Insurtech innovation insights quarterly (97)

Andrew Johnston: Global Head of InsurTech, Willis Re: Insurtech innovation insights quarterly (97)

August 9, 2020

Andrew Johnston is Global Head of InsurTech at Willis Re and responsible for the team that produces the Willis Quarterly InsurTech Briefing.

Using data and resources from around the world, the briefings have become a great way to keep track of current trends around companies providing technology solutions for insurance.

Andrew joined Matthew Grant on Episode 97 to discuss:

  • The diversification of insurtech
  • Success factors for start-ups
  • Changing attitudes around fundraising
  • Trends among investors
  • The growth of Google and Amazon in insurance

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Adam Richards, COO & Founder and Andy Stevenson, Advisor, Albany Group: Supply chain management & operational resilience

Adam Richards, COO & Founder and Andy Stevenson, Advisor, Albany Group: Supply chain management & operational resilience

August 2, 2020

After spotting a gap in the market, Adam Richards co-founded Albany Group to build technology solutions to help insurers improve their supplies and claims processes, and how they interact with their partners.

Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Google Podcasts.

Adam is joined by Andy Stevenson, a former Albany client now helping to expand the business, talk to Matthew about how their risk and intelligence software helps with supply chain management and improving operational resilience.

Talking points include:

  • Self-funding vs external funding
  • The problems with supply chains
  • Building software solutions around customer feedback
  • Switching to no-code solutions
  • Advice for finding technology partners

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Mark Lusted: Managing Director and Founder, Dock9: Innovation for the incumbent (95)

Mark Lusted: Managing Director and Founder, Dock9: Innovation for the incumbent (95)

July 24, 2020

Digital innovation agency Dock9 helps incumbents catch up with the start-ups. Its client list ranges from small Lloyd’s brokers to global insurers, such as Arch and Assurant.

Managing Director and Founder Mark Lusted joins Matthew to discuss what insurtech has taught insurers about digital engagement.

Talking points includes:

  • Best practices for user engagement
  • Getting senior management excited about user testing 
  • Designing portals and websites for brokers
  • The rise of chatbots during Covid-19

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Dan Joyce: General Manager EMEA, SafetyCulture: Risk managed (94)

Dan Joyce: General Manager EMEA, SafetyCulture: Risk managed (94)

July 19, 2020

Many companies from outside of insurance are now realising that their data, customers and distributions can be very valuable for insurers and their clients. 

One of these is SafetyCulture. Its inspections app iAuditor is today used by over 1,000,000 workers in 85 countries to help companies monitor, measure and improve their health and safety. Insurers such as QBE, Zurich and Aviva are finding that companies that have embedded the use of iAuditor into their processes and culture have a greater chance of preventing losses.

Dan Joyce, General Manager EMEA at SafetyCulture, joins Matthew on to discuss the problems the company's technology addresses and the value being generated from client data.  

Topics include: 

  • Why it takes alot of work to build a simple solution  
  • How iAuditor is being used to manage COVID-19 restrictions
  • Why insurers are choosing SafetyCulture
  • How companies are using iAuditor for claims defensibility
  • Future plans and new product launches

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Lianne Trantz: VP Marketing, Novidea: Clarity, confidence and great communication (93)

Lianne Trantz: VP Marketing, Novidea: Clarity, confidence and great communication (93)

July 12, 2020

Maintaining growth is hard, no matter how good the technology. Novidea was founded in 2009 and today provides its technology platform to 90 brokers and MGAs in 20 countries.

Lianne Trantz, VP Marketing, Novidea, joins Matthew Grant to discuss how she has brought together her experience and lessons from marketing in industries outside of insurance (such as advertising), along with her personal experience in technology to create an integrated and fresh approach to marketing at Novidea.

There are some great lessons here for anyone wanting to learn about best practices and new techniques.

Listen here or on any decent podcast platform, including Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Google Podcasts.

Topics include:

  • Best-practice learnings from working in Adtech and other sectors
  • B2B insurance marketing – examples of techniques that work
  • Differences in marketing approaches between the US, UK, and elsewhere
  • The benefits of an integrated multi-channel approach (podcasts, webinars, LinkedIn, PR, etc)
  • How to convert marketing activities to sales leads

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