To any outsider, it’s very clear that the InsurTechs and insurers make for very odd bedfellows. The InsurTechs are quite ephemeral. They sprout up with the sweet rains of VC funding and die as their funding dries up. They are nimble and innovative. They aspire to be the next Google - ready to disrupt the establishment in the best “Moon shot” tradition. Insurers, on the other hand, tend to be corporate immortals, often measuring their tenure in centuries. Their processes appear fixed and hidebound, handed down from ages gone by.