Sent on August 24, 2016

Venture Capital, Traditional Insurer Interest in Insurtech Remains High
24 AUG 2016 | Even though venture capital investments in venture capital-backed financial technology (fintech) companies fell more than 50 percent globally during the second quarter of 2016, interest in insurance technology startups (insurtech) continues to pick up steam, a new report reveals. According to the “Pulse of Fintech” report, a quarterly global update on fintech VC trends published jointly by KPMG International and CB Insights last week, VC-backed insurtech investments hit the $1 billion mark across 47 deals in the first half of 2016.
InsurTech Futures: Aviva partners with tech accelerator
24 AUG 2016 | Aviva is to partner with Plug and Play, a global digital start-up accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. The insurer said the relationship will give Aviva access to "world-class digital start-ups, and the opportunity to help mentor them and help them to turn ideas into products or services".
Insurtech Companies Are The New Fintech Leaders
23 AUG 2016 | Funding for insurance technology startups is outpacing the sector as a whole, according to industry analysis. So far this year, the insurtech sector, which includes companies creating new underwriting, claims, distribution and brokerage platforms, as well as enhanced insurance-specific, customer-experience offerings -- has seen 47 venture capital investment deals totaling $1 billion, compared to 74 deals totaling $2.5 billion in 2015
Telematics is revolutionising insurance through behavioural and contextual analytics
22 AUG 2016 | Data is transforming the insurance industry but you need a clear strategy to change this raw material into actionable insight to drive business decisions.The insurance contract was invented in Italy in the 14th century for the needs of mariners and as a way of “insuring” the risk to cargo. The price was based on the commander’s experience and the route or journey taken.
Fintech Venture Funding Report: Blockchain, Insurtech Gain Momentum
19 AUG 2016 | Over the last quarter, a number of fintech sub-segments, including robo-advisors, insurtech and blockchain, have gained significant traction, according to a new report on venture capital investment in fintech by CB Insights and KPMG. Blockchain and insurtech in particular were among the big winners during this quarter, and these areas will continue to gain momentum, the firms predict.
Can Insurtech Make Miracles Happen in US Healthcare?
19 AUG 2016 | As an American and the de facto administrator of my family’s health insurance, I am reminded routinely of some of the complexities of the methods we employ to maximize health and pay for care in this country. Forces are driving individuals, providers, insurers and employers to change their approaches or suffer the consequences. InsurTech companies who take aim at the US health care industry by using software and data to improve efficiency and outcomes can benefit from this opportunity.
Interview with Minh Q. Tran, General Partner @AXAVentures
22 AUG 2016 | As a general partner in venture capital specialized in insurtech (businesses related to insurance technology), I scan EMEA for innovative startups to invest in early stages. My playground is Europe and Africa where my key motivation is to increase valuation and revenues all over European countries. Insurtech is any businesses related to insurance. It is composed of A. Fintech / Asset Management close to Life Insurance B. D
The New Age of Personalised, Data-Driven Product Development
15 AUG 2016 | With IoT enabling usage based insurance, tech-driven start-ups exploring niche opportunities and customers demanding more of their insurance providers and products, do you understand how data-driven product development is changing the industry forever? Insurance Nexus recently interviewed top insurance executives to understand how products are being transformed, adapting to societal trends and personalising to individuals. Read the whitepaper, “The New Age of Personalised, Data-Driven Product Development in Insurance” now.
CIPR Summer Event: Gearing Up for Autonomous Vehicles
28 AUG 2016 | The NAIC Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) invites you to attend its Summer Event, Gearing Up for Autonomous Vehicles. The event will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2016, as part of the NAIC Summer National Meeting in San Diego, California. Attendee sign-in will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller.
Connected Car Insurance USA 2016, 7th Annual Conference and Exhibition
07 SEP 2016 | Radisson Aqua Blu, Chicago: The Connected Car Insurance USA Conference & Exhibition is the largest and most informative forum for executives from across the connected car and auto insurance industries. This year, more than ever before, we broaden the scope to encompass the most current topics shaping the motor insurance space: from new mobility and autonomous to ADAS and the connected car disruptor to data sharing and advanced analytics.

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