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

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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 (Flock), Oliver Brew (CyberCube), Andre Symes (Genasys Technologies), and Jonathan Spry (Envelop Risk) returned to the InsTech London stage to discuss their experiences of the journey from start-up to scale-up.

They shared their insights with Matthew and Robin on surviving the ups and downs of early-stage growth and building successful products, right through to securing hundreds of millions of dollars in investment funding and much more. 

Talking points include:

  • Market analysis and how to spot opportunities
  • Focusing on your USP and building the right team
  • The importance of data and how to get it from clients
  • The benefits of ecosystems and harnessing new technologies 
  • Insurtech disruption vs insurer partnerships

If you would like to hear more from the speakers and companies involved in the event, you can listen to separate podcasts with Ed (Podcast 126), Andre (Podcast 106) and CyberCube CEO Pascal Millaire (Podcast 120).

Jonathan shared his insights on how to build a successful technology enabled MGA on Podcast 142.

Part 2 of the highlights from the event, featuring interviews with the founders of four new arrivals on the insurtech scene, will be available in a future episode of the InsTech London podcast.

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The Learning Objectives for this podcast are:

  • Hear from established companies on the challenges facing start-ups and the key to ensuring their survival
  • Realise the importance of data for start-ups and where to source it
  • Compare some of the ways a start-up can build a team

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