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2017 InsurTech Almanac
23 JAN 2018 | 2017 was a very active year for the InsurTech sector globally, with the most financings ever (over 200) and more than $2 billion in financing volume.
UK Insurtech Anorak Receives £4 Million In Seed Funding From AXA’s Incubator Kamet Ventures
23 JAN 2018 | Anorak Technologies, a London-based insurtech startup, has successfully secured £4 million in seed funding from incubator, Kamet. Founded in 2015, the company claims it is building the world’s smartest independent insurance advisor with a mission to put customers back in control of their insurance needs.
Insurtech Startup Hippo Grabs $25 Million In Series B Financing
22 JAN 2018 | California-based insurtech company Hippo, has announced today on securing $25 million in Series B funding, led by Comcast Ventures and Fifth Wall, and joined by other top fintech investors
Ten insurtech start-ups to watch in 2018 - part one
22 JAN 2018 | There does not appear to be any slowdown in the number of insurtech start-ups that are aiming to mark their mark on the insurance sector. With this in mind I have decided to do another of what is becoming a biannual roundup of new businesses to keep an eye out for.
Insurtech Firm Lemonade says Amazon is Poaching their Employees
19 JAN 2018 | In a recent Facebook post, prominent Insurtech firm Lemonade complained about Amazon poaching their employees. Shai Wininger, Lemonade co-founder and “Chief Lemonade Maker,” said he just learned that Amazon is actively trying to recruit Lemonade staff;
The Problem With Insurance Is Bad User Experience: Insurtech Leaders Agree
19 JAN 2018 | Earlier this year, 60,000 technology experts from 170 countries descended on Lisbon, Portugal, to take part in Web Summit, the world’s largest tech conference. As part of Web Summit, I attended MoneyConf, an insurtech and fintech conference, where the world’s leading insurance companies, banks, tech firms and disruptive startups met.
How Drones and Artificial Intelligence Impacted Hurricane Irma Claims Response
18 JAN 2018 | While much has been written about the impact of drones and artificial intelligence in P/C insurance over the last few years, the first real test of these emerging technologies didn’t occur until the 2017 hurricane season.
Munich Re partners with insurtech Betterview for drone imagery, analysis, reporting
18 JAN 2018 | Global reinsurance player Munich Re has entered into a partnership with insurance technology and drone start-up Betterview, that will see the Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. unit offering drone imagery, analysis and reporting to its insurance company clients.
8 InsurTech Predictions in China for 2018
17 JAN 2018 | Today I’m going to share the predictions we made about InsurTech in China in 2018. They are a combination of opinions, ideas, trend analyses and hopes we have for this brand new year.
Insights
CES 2018 Trending: Insuring the Smart New World
22 JAN 2018 | Understanding how technology makes our lives better is integral to understanding the rapidly evolving nature of human behaviour. It is also critical for the insurance industry to understand these trends because it will shape the future of how customers will think of insurance. This article explores key trends in technology as unveiled at CES 2018 and the opportunity for the insurance industry to embrace these trends to their advantage.
The two sides of the coin: Insurance vs. Insurtech
19 JAN 2018 | Moving from the slow-to-change insurance industry to a technology startup, whose goal is to help insurers improve their traditional workflows and processes, opened my eyes to the key differentiators between the two worlds. For insurtech entrepreneurs, days do not begin or end, but rather consist of an ongoing dialogue about how to drive and enable change by making the insurance process simple for everyone.
Novarica, IoT Insurance Observatory Form Alliance Focused on Impact of IoT and Telematics on Insurers’ Business and IT Strategies
18 JAN 2018 | Novarica, a research and advisory firm that helps more than 100 insurers make better decisions about technology projects and strategy, has formed an alliance with The IoT Insurance Observatory (IoTinsObs), a global insurance think tank focused on Telematics and Internet of Things. The firms will co-present a webinar on February 28 at 11AM ET. See how you can pre-register.
Agenda
AI Assistant & Deep Learning Summits 2017
25 JAN 2018 | San Francisco | RE•WORK will be hosting the AI Assistant & Deep Learning Summits in San Francisco on 25 & 26 January 2018. The summits will showcase the opportunities of advancing trends in AI Assistants and Deep Learning. This is a unique opportunity to interact with business leaders, influential technologists, data scientists & entrepreneurs in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. Join RE•WORK to learn from industry experts, discover emerging trends in deep learning & expand your network: https://re-work.co/events RE•WORK is a global platform of events bringing together breakthrough technology, cutting-edge science, and entrepreneurship shaping the future of business and society. Regular participants at our events include AI pioneers Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun and Geoffrey Hinton.
5th Annual Open Innovation Forum
25 JAN 2018 | Building and sustaining ecosystems. 15+ case studies from open innovation champions.

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