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.

Top tips for fundraising: The founders' stories

05 Feb 2021

Money is the rocket fuel for business growth, but raising funds is a major challenge for almost every company looking to scale.
So how do you do it? Matthew asks three founders who secured early... listen here

Ben Hubbard: CEO & Co-founder, Parsyl: Cold chains, Covid & parametric insurance

29 Jan 2021

Since forming part of the first Lloyd’s Lab cohort in 2018, Parsyl has established itself as an innovative technology company, global cargo insurer and more recently, a vital part of the fight... listen here

Robin Merttens & Mark Geoghegan: E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative

26 Jan 2021

Robin Merttens talks to guest host Mark Geoghegan ahead of the release of our new report on e-trading of reinsurance and complex risks. 
E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative... listen here

Mark Patterson, Deloitte & Mark Eastham, Avantia: What 8,000 people want from their insurer

22 Jan 2021

On Podcast 121, Matthew Grant talks to Mark Patterson from Deloitte about its survey, The Future of Home and Motor Insurance.
The survey is the result of interviews with 8,000 consumers across 12... listen here

Pascal Millaire: CEO, CyberCube: Powering profitable cyber insurance growth

15 Jan 2021

The increasing threat from cyber attacks has presented the insurance industry with its biggest opportunity in over a century, according to Pascal Millaire.
The CyberCube CEO joins host Matthew Grant... listen here

Parul Kaul-Green: Chief of Staff, AXA XL Asia and Europe: Reconnecting insurance with its purpose

09 Jan 2021

This week we're hearing from a well-known leader from one of the largest global speciality insurers, AXA XL and someone who always provides a refreshing perspective on what is happening around us. ... listen here

The Friends' Forecasts 2021 - 20 People’s Predictions

02 Jan 2021

After the rollercoaster of 2020 it’s a brave soul that’s willing to commit to what 2021 will look like. But running a global network of talented and successful people means that we have been able to... listen here

Robin Merttens & Matthew Grant: Partners’ Chat Christmas Special

24 Dec 2020

A pause from interviewing our usual guests this week as Matthew Grant and Robin Merttens - the InsTech London partners - are back to reflect on the year that's passed and what's coming up.
Find out... listen here

Rod Fox: CEO, TigerRisk Partners: Capital, culture and challenging the status quo

17 Dec 2020

Rod Fox co-founded TigerRisk Partners in 2008 after spotting a gap in the reinsurance market. Just over a decade later, the company has established itself in a leadership role and a reputation for... listen here

Neta Rozy: Co-founder and CTO, Parametrix Insurance: Parametric downtime insurance

11 Dec 2020

Covid-19 has led to insurance companies ramping up the speed of their digital evolution, but relying on third-party services like a cloud provider creates new external risks that need insuring.  ... listen here

Mark Varley: Founder and CEO, Addresscloud: Hitting the spot - getting location accuracy right

04 Dec 2020

To provide the right insurance for homes and workplaces, insurers have to be sure of the exact location of the assets.
But 500 years on from the creation of the UK’s Royal Mail, the challenge of... listen here

Paul Prendergast: CEO and Co-founder, Blink Parametric: Parametric, payments and protection

27 Nov 2020

Blink Parametric’s new Hurricane Non-Damage Business Interruption solution, developed in the Lloyd’s Lab, is aiming to cut waiting times for payouts from months to days. 
It’s the latest product from... listen here

Robin Roberson: Founder of WeGoLook & Managing Director of Claim Central Consolidated: A journey of people, platforms and perseverance

20 Nov 2020

Turning a start-up into a successful company requires the ability to clearly identify customer problems and spotting market opportunities for growth. 
A conversation with a friend about eBay led... listen here

Mark Cunningham: Co-founder, WhenFresh: The data supermarket and its master chefs

13 Nov 2020

A shortage of data isn’t a problem in insurance but identifying sources that are high-quality can mean a lot of shopping around.
WhenFresh is one company looking to speed up that process, through... listen here

Paul Mang: Chief Innovation Officer, Guidewire: Insurance analytics for 21st century risk management

06 Nov 2020

Insurance might be “swimming in data” - but without actionable insights that data is just noise.
Matthew catches up with Paul Mang, Chief Innovation Officer at Guidewire to explore the latest... listen here

Gianni Biason: Head Property & Specialty Solutions, Swiss Re: Insurance product innovation at scale

29 Oct 2020

Founded in 1863, Swiss Re is one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies and is well known for its innovative use of technology, data and willingness to address global issues like climate change... listen here

Andres Webersinke: Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Life/Health at Gen Re: Reinventing customer care

23 Oct 2020

We're back talking directly to a senior executive from a major reinsurance company about their views on innovation and what they see as the industry’s major challenges.
Andres Webersinke, Global... listen here

Clive Rich: Founder & Chairman, LawBite: Legal platforms and partnerships

16 Oct 2020

Insurance is about managing risk, but so is law - and both industries are discovering the changes and challenges from new sources of data, remote working and the power of platforms.
LawBite was... listen here

Andre Symes: CGO, Genasys Technologies: Agile products and speed to market

09 Oct 2020

Staying relevant and able to embrace new technology is a big challenge for any established company.
Despite being 20 years old, Genasys Technologies continues to innovate and work on new solutions... listen here

Jeroen Morrenhof: CEO and co-founder, FRISS: Underwriting and claims fraud revealed

04 Oct 2020

One of the most effective uses of data and analytics in insurance is to prevent fraud both at the point of underwriting and from claims.
Jeroen Morrenhof founded FRISS in 2006 and today the company... listen here