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.

Stephen Lathrope: Global Head of Insurance, ICEYE: Real-time monitoring from space - fast, accurate and persistent

08 Jul 2022

ICEYE delivers what it calls “persistent monitoring capabilities for any location on earth” using synthetic aperture radar satellites. ICEYE’s data can be collected day or night and through cloud... listen here

Gijsbert Cox: Industry Leader Insurance EMEA & APAC, Appian: Connected insurance: achieving speed and scale

01 Jul 2022

With so much new technology and data available to insurers, it’s becoming critical to have an effective way to enable insurers to access these solutions in one place. Appian is working across many... listen here

Andy Greff: CEO, Plnar: Measuring loss remotely, cheaply, easily

24 Jun 2022

Plnar’s technology platform allows users to capture detailed property and loss information on their phones, with the data being used by insurers to support underwriting and claim processes.
Matthew... listen here

Nick Martin: Portfolio Manager, Polar Capital Global Insurance Strategy: Why a get rich slow approach works best when investing in insurance

16 Jun 2022

Matthew talks to Nick Martin, Portfolio Manager of the Polar Capital Global Insurance Strategy to learn about the characteristics of successful insurers - with a focus on established companies. ... listen here

Isabelle Santenac: Global Insurance Leader, EY: Breaking the mould - technology, talent and transformation

10 Jun 2022

Isabelle Santenac, Global Insurance Leader at EY, joins Robin on Podcast 193 to share her views on the future of insurance, digital transformation and why the industry needs to get better at... listen here

Mia Vioulès, AXA Climate & Robert Schablik, CoreLogic: Hailstorm parametric insurance - an innovation success story

01 Jun 2022

One of the strengths of using parametric insurance for climate-related perils and events is the ability to offer an immediate payout to policyholders who can’t afford to wait for financial assistance... listen here

Neil Eckert: Founder & Chairman, IncubEx: A career as a pioneer in insurance and climate change

27 May 2022

Neil Eckert is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in many areas of insurance and beyond.
He was an early advocate for the benefits of digital innovation and had the vision to predict the need for... listen here

Kumar Dhuvur: Co-founder & Head of Product, Zesty.ai: Making climate risk insurable

20 May 2022

Zesty.ai uses aerial imagery and artificial intelligence to assess the potential impacts of wildfires and other climate-related events on individual properties.
Kumar Dhuvur, Co-founder and Head of... listen here

Garrett Koehn: President, CRC Brokerage: Wholesale broking, innovation and investment

15 May 2022

Garrett Koehn is President at CRC Brokerage, and he is also an active investor, mentor and forward thinker on topics such as crypto, cyber and parametric.
He joins Matthew to discuss the emerging... listen here

Elizabeth Jenkin: CEO, Nimbla: A career in insurance - how to lift as you climb

30 Apr 2022

Elizabeth Jenkin is the CEO of Nimbla, Co-founder of the women's network "Lift as you Climb" and is on the boards of Gallagher, Fidelis and the Women's Football Association. She joins Robin to... listen here

Ben Huckel: Co-founder & CEO, Send Technology: Composable technology - helping underwriters do what they love

21 Apr 2022

Send Technology is a software company founded in 2017 that has developed a connected workbench that enables insurers, brokers and MGAs to automate, streamline and optimise its operations.
It has... listen here

John-Isaac Clark: CEO, Arturo: Property insights from above

17 Apr 2022

Arturo delivers on-demand property data using multi-source imagery and provides AI insights for damage assessment after a catastrophic event.
John-Isaac "JC" Clark, the CEO of Arturo, speaks to... listen here

Jeff Radke: Co-founder & CEO, Accelerant: Growing the MGAs of the future

08 Apr 2022

Traditional insurers’ minimum premiums, small transactions and subsequent inability to absorb clients’ portfolio volatility leave MGAs vulnerable.
Accelerant provides insurance capacity, technology... listen here

Robert Le: Fintech Analyst, PitchBook: The facts and figures - tech companies to watch

01 Apr 2022

PitchBook is a financial data and software company that provides insights on private and public markets to help clients better evaluate opportunities.
Robert Le, a Fintech Analyst at PitchBook, talks... listen here

Jonathan Gonzalez: CEO & Co-founder, Raincoat: The parametric company solving the protection gap at scale

25 Mar 2022

While weather-related catastrophic events are on the rise, insurance policies and federal aid are still inaccessible for many globally.
Jonathan Gonzalez is the CEO and co-founder of Raincoat, a... listen here

Joan Cuscó, MAPFRE & Nicolas Monsarrat, Accenture Health: Digital health in 2022 and the implications for insurers

18 Mar 2022

The healthcare industry has faced monumental changes over the past two years, with the pandemic affecting both the provision of services and consumer behaviour.
Increased demand and Covid-19... listen here

Rich Sorkin: CEO & Co-founder, Jupiter Intelligence: The climate change risks that can’t be ignored

11 Mar 2022

Jupiter Intelligence has achieved rapid growth since its launch five years ago and is now providing analytics on the impact of climate change to insurers, governments, and corporations worldwide.
CEO... listen here

Paul Templar: CEO, VIPR: Data - seen it, clean it, sort it

06 Mar 2022

Data has never been so important or abundant in insurance but finding the right information is still a major challenge for insurers.
That has led to opportunities for companies like VIPR, which is... listen here

Alex Hearn: Founder & CEO, Slipcase: Information that matters and insights that inform

25 Feb 2022

Alex Hearn, founder of insurance news and insights platform Slipcase, joins Matthew on Podcast 179 to share his experience of growing a successful business.
Formerly a broker at Willis, Alex left the... listen here

Dr Tim Farewell: Science and Communications Director, Terrafirma, a Dye & Durham Solution: Cracks and collapse – the risks beneath your property

18 Feb 2022

Thousands of UK property claims are made every year related to unseen perils below ground, with climate change already increasing the risks facing homeowners and insurers.Dr Tim Farewell is the... listen here