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January news – $73 million funding, ships, war and thunderstorms


After the popularity of our first episode, InsTech is back with another analysis of what happened in insurance in the past month. 

If you are curious to know what is going on behind the news items you read about in insurance or technology – we’re bringing together experts, founders, insurers and some well know figures to tell us the news items that are capturing their attention – and why.

Matthew Grant CEO of InsTech is once again joined by Nigel Walsh, Managing Director, Insurance, Google Cloud US, alongside Martha Notaras, Managing Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures and Charlotte Halkett, Senior Consultant at Milliman. 

In addition to this week’s discussion we have a special feature with the Co-founder and CEO of hyperexponential ​Amrit Santhirasenan as he discusses with Matthew the completion of their Series B funding round. 

The news we’re discussing this week:

  • Raising $73 million USD: record funding for hyperexponential in Series B
  • Kicking up a storm – how is property insurance changing as a result of climate change
  • Cargo and geopolitics – how marine insurance is affected by political instability across the world

If you like what you’re hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn.

In collaboration with Google Cloud, InsTech is hosting an event in New York. We are calling all US insurers, brokers, and MGAs to join us and discuss the future of underwriting. Supported by Cytora, hyperexponential, Guidewire and Kroll, register now.

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This InsTech Podcast Episode is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards your CPD scheme.

By the end of this podcast, you should be able to meet the following Learning Objectives:

  • Specify how insurance technology companies secure funding from investors and venture capital firms
  • Explain how insurance can help provide solutions for circumstantially difficult events
  • Identify how geopolitical crises can affect cargo and transportation

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