Podcasts

The weekly InsTech 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.

George Devereese & Turloch Mooney: IHS Markit: Revealing the risks: inside shipping and containers

16 Dec 2021

The global pandemic and the shutdown of the Suez Canal in March highlighted the importance of the global supply chain and the risks involved in shipping goods around the world. 
Tracking what happens... listen here

Christian Wiens: CEO, Getsafe: Giving a new generation access to insurance

10 Dec 2021

In October 2021, Getsafe extended its Series B funding round to $93 million, including investment from Swiss Re. The start-up is now a fully licensed insurer in Germany and operates as an MGA in the... listen here

Near real time hazard data - around us and above us

03 Dec 2021

This week, we’re bringing you the highlights from our recent live event featuring companies providing and using near real time hazard data to speed up claims handling, reduce costs and provide more... listen here

Jeremy Hyams: Chief Executive Officer, Claims Consortium Group: Claims technology - building the single source of truth

26 Nov 2021

When it comes to innovation, claims technology has not always got the level of focus it deserves.
That situation is changing though with several companies, including this week’s podcast guest,... listen here

Sébastien Piguet: Co-founder & Head of Underwriting, Descartes Underwriting: Going global - delivering parametric insurance at scale

19 Nov 2021

Descartes Underwriting, founded in 2018, has scaled quickly to provide parametric insurance against climate risks to corporate clients around the world.
Co-founder & Head of Underwriting... listen here

Marco Mirabella: Founder & CEO, Ensuro: Crypto capital for insurance start-ups

12 Nov 2021

Start-ups looking to sell insurance products often struggle to secure the insurance capacity from incumbent (re)insurers they need as a managing general agent (MGA).
Ensuro is piloting an alternative... listen here

Nick Wright: Chief Business Development Officer, Pen Underwriting: Every problem has a solution

05 Nov 2021

The Managing General Agent (MGA) model has become a successful way for many insurtech startups to establish themselves, but the subject of this week’s podcast is a bit different to other MGAs in the... listen here

Property Intelligence - new solutions for an old problem

29 Oct 2021

We're bringing you the highlights and key insights from our property risk event at The Steel Yard in London.
‘Property Risk - What’s New and What Works?’ brought together experts in flood forecasting... listen here

Brendan Smyth & Premal Gohil: Liberty Mutual Insurance: Embracing innovation - lessons from a global insurer

22 Oct 2021

Liberty Mutual Insurance is a global insurance company that embraces innovation, with a strong track record of building successful partnerships with technology companies.
Matthew talks to Brendan... listen here

Robin Merttens & Andrew Yeoman: Navigating algorithmic underwriting in Property & Casualty

14 Oct 2021

Robin is joined by Concirrus CEO and Co-founder Andrew Yeoman on Podcast 160 to discuss how commercial insurers are beginning to use algorithms to support underwriting decisions.
The conversation... listen here

Simon Lewis & Matt Greaves: Atrium Underwriters: Underwriting and innovation where it counts

08 Oct 2021

Atrium Underwriters has been operating in the London market for almost 100 years and has established itself as one of the most forward-thinking insurers when it comes to innovation and new technology... listen here

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

01 Oct 2021

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 (... listen here

Mark Allan: Commercial Director UK Insurance, Bupa: Private healthcare in the pandemic and beyond

24 Sep 2021

Health insurers have been on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have had to get to grips with the new peril of the COVID-19 virus, experience changes in demand and plan for the long term... listen here

Karina Buch: Chief Commercial Officer, Insurance Business Applications: Digital insurance platforms - getting ahead and staying ahead

17 Sep 2021

Insurance Business Applications (IBA) has established itself as a genuine insurance innovator over the past decade, embracing new technologies to offer a full cycle property and casualty insurance... listen here

Piyush Singh: Founder, Terrene Labs - a FRISS company: Calling all underwriters - focus on the core, not the chore

10 Sep 2021

For underwriters, time spent searching for information is time lost to underwriting.
Terrene Labs, acquired by FRISS in April 2021, aggregates third-party data sources to help underwriters focus on... listen here

Niall Barton: Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Wrisk: A marathon not a sprint - surviving and thriving as an insurtech

03 Sep 2021

For insurtechs to flourish, companies need to match their innovative technology solutions with market opportunities and an understanding of how the industry works. 
Some of the best innovation in... listen here

Todd Rissel: Chairman & CEO, e2Value: Product launch 2.0 - smart tech, simple solutions

27 Aug 2021

When you think of insurance innovation there is a whole host of exciting start-ups and scale-ups that spring to mind, but this week’s podcast guest has been consistently innovating for the past two... listen here

Andrew Passfield: CEO, ICE InsureTech: Insurance software for innovation - flexibility as a service

20 Aug 2021

Whether you are an established company or a new kid on the block, you need to be smart and flexible to make the most of new opportunities and stay ahead of the game.
ICE InsureTech is one of the... listen here

Jerad Leigh: Co-founder & CEO, Supercede: The founder's journey: surviving and thriving as a start-up

13 Aug 2021

There has been no shortage of founders looking to transform insurance over the last five years, but turning innovative insurtech ideas into successful businesses is an incredibly tough challenge.... listen here

Complex claims innovation

06 Aug 2021

Claims is a vital component in the insurance value chain, but despite its importance it doesn’t always get the innovation attention and headlines that it deserves.
On this week’s podcast, Matthew is... listen here

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