Sent on March 01, 2017

News
DMZ launches insurtech accelerator program with Aviva Canada
28 FEB 2017 | The DMZ has launched a four-month accelerator program for insurtech startups with Aviva Canada, a property and casualty insurance group. The program is open to early-stage insurtech startups with a service or solution for insurance in any market sector. Over the four months, the six startups will work to de-risk their company and develop their product-market fit
Anthemis secures insurtech investment partnership with Baloise
28 FEB 2017 | Swiss financial services group Baloise has committed CHF50 million with UK venture capital fund Anthemis to help source, execute and manage investments in startups across Europe, the UK and the US.
In depth: Exoskeletons - How wearable robotics could transform medical claims
27 FEB 2017 | It sounds like science fiction, but exoskeletons are increasingly being used in rehabilitation therapy and insurers are getting in on the act. Post’s article sheds light on how wearable robotics could transform medical claims.
How digital tech can increase customer touchpoints
27 FEB 2017 | Insurers that are looking to connected devices like telematics and wearable technology to increase their touchpoints with customers are on the right track. That’s according to Celent’s recent survey of more than 500 U.S. consumers, “Got Data? Gauging U.S. consumer willingness to use smart technology and share private data.”
Insurtech futures: brightside partners with digital agency
24 FEB 2017 | Brightside Group has hired digital agency 4Ps Marketing to support its strategic journey to become a fully digitised broker within the next three years. According to Brightside chief executive officer Mark Cliff, 4Ps will provide a range of digital services in both personal and commercial lines, ranging from paid and organics search campaigns, growth plans, analytics digital development, web content and UX.
Top Fintech and InsurTech Influencer Spiros Margaris Joins InsureScan Team
24 FEB 2017 | AUBURN, Ala., Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- InsureScan, a leading provider of data-entry free quoting & sales interface solutions, today announced that Venture Capitalist, Founder of Margaris Advisory and serial entrepreneur Spiros Margaris has joined the team as an advisor. Margaris new role with InsureScan
Venture capital backing for fintech firms hits record in 2016
23 FEB 2017 | Fintech companies are getting more venture capital backing than ever even as overall funding for the sector declines. A report by KPMG on funding in the global fintech sector found venture capital funding rose to $13.6 billion (€12.9bn) in 2016, up from $12.7 billion (€12.07bn) in 2015, with a total of 840 deals done.
A Fintech Shakeout Coming in 2017?
23 FEB 2017 | After 2015’s record-setting global funding to fintech companies, 2016 experienced a decline in the market with an almost fifty percent slide in fintech investment.
Investments in Insurtech Expected to 'Keep Booming' in 2017: KPMG Report
23 FEB 2017 | Investor interest in insurtech is expected “to remain hot across all regions of the world” during 2017, following a strong growth in 2016, according to a report published by KPMG. In the coming year, most insurtech investments likely will focus on companies specializing in individual components of the value chain, such as distribution, underwriting, claims and customer service, said the report titled “The Pulse of Fintech Q4 2016 – Global analysis of investment in fintech.”
InsurTech Startup Digital Fineprint Announces MetLife Collab Partnership & Preps for Asia Expansion
22 FEB 2017 | Digital Fineprint, an InsurTech startup that notably harnesses social media to supercharge insurers online propositions, announced on Mond ay it has become one of eight InsurTech companies in the global to take part in MetLife’s Collab Partnership. The London-based company revealed it was selected out of 135 competing applicants from 34 countries and, with this partnership, will be expanding into Asia.
Insights
New funding and a bigger team for Neosurance with the entrance of Pietro Menghi and Matteo Carbone
20 FEB 2017 | As insurtech startups are slowly but surely expanding to cover more and more business categories, the US remains the indisputable leader with over 580 companies based on its territory. Hitting the peak in 2015 with 103 insurtech startups founded, the insurtech industry continues its growth – with a 340% growth in number of exists between 2011 and 2016 according to Venture Scanner.
InsurTech Is a Storm Hitting the Old-fashioned Insurance Industry
08 FEB 2017 | The individual customer has to be at the centre of the marketing strategy of every company who wants to succeed. Customer-centric marketing approach starts from the realization that there is no “average” customer. Customers have different behaviours and preferences – and this presents rich opportunities to move past a “one-size-fits-all” marketing approach. Customer-centric marketing teams think of their customer base as their greatest long-term investment.
Agenda
Dubai World Insurance Congress 2017
28 FEB 2017 | Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai | Hosted by Global Reinsurance, the Dubai International Financial Centre and the DIFC Insurance Association, the Dubai World Insurance Congress is a new event for the international (re)insurance market. The Dubai World Insurance Congress brings together a panel of high profile executives to inspire discussion on the future of the international insurance industry. What will the insurance market look like in ten years? How will successful insurance companies embrace innovation? What will be the impact of insurtech? These are just some of the difficult questions our experts will explore.
Insurance Fraud
06 MAR 2017 | If you’re dedicated to defending your customers and your industry from fraudsters, and you want to share ideas with more than 130 of your peers, Insurance Fraud is the conference you need to attend in 2017. From application all the way through to conviction, over 15 senior speakers will be sharing their insights taken from across general insurance, on how the industry can better collaborate and refine counter-fraud tactics.

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