The Home secretary announced yesterday that the UK government will be introducing a start-up visa for entrepreneurs wishing to set up their business in the UK.
Following on from the publication of the top 100 insurtech firms in April, Matt Connolly, CEO of Tällt Ventures, reflects on the major developments that are having an impact on the 25 top ranked start-ups.
Zurich has invested €15m, alongside Finch Capital, into Digital Insurance Group as well as developing an app with tech giant Apple to cater to its brokers.
Zurich has invested in US start-up Cover Wallet, enabling it to provide small businesses with a platform to buy its insurance policies.
Crowd insurance start-up Laka has received £1.1m in seed funding as it prepares to launch in Asia and expand further in the UK.
German start-up Coya has received further series A investment of $30m (£22.37m) led by Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures.
Start-ups, insurers, brokers and MGAs, take part in our survey on insurtech.
The starting question had far reaching implications: “In 2030, what will the world need protecting from?” To answer that, five cross-industry teams explored the issues involved in an industry innovation challenge.
Tactical litigation is costly, underhand and rife within the technology sector, writes Tom Dixon, head of technology for Hiscox UK and Ireland, explaining how to help policyholders avoid it.
Pukka's CEO Sam White calls on bankers to fund female-led businesses to achieve gender balance.
Lemonade has created an ‘open source’ insurance policy and will eventually stop offering traditional insurance policies to its customers.
One Call Insurance has partnered with US connected home start-up, Roost, in order to roll out IoT products across its home insurance product lines.
Innovation labs, investment vehicles and strategic partnerships; Edward Murray looks at the ways in which insurers are facing up to the challenges of a digital future
The UK is contemplating liability options as it wants to allow satellite launches from its soil.
Insurtech start-up Laka has graduated from the Financial Conduct Authority sandbox and will extend its partnership with Zurich.
Price comparison website disruptor, Honcho has been granted authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority as it expands into the motor insurance market.
Innovation needs to focus on enhancing customer experience, explains Simon Cooter, commercial lines & HNW director at Covéa Insurance.
Digital household insurance broker Policy Castle is on the hunt for funding as it looks towards partnering with high street brokers and large insurers.
Insurtech broker Konsileo has raised £2.7m from a series A funding round and will use the capital raised to bolster its recruitment process.
This week we unveiled the long-awaited shortlist for the British Insurance Awards.
Insurers need be wary of one of the biggest traps in new product development – building it because you can, not because you should, when it comes to blockchain. Neil Edwards, CEO of The Marketing Eye, explains why to succeed this technology needs to…
A veteran of brokers Towergate and Hyperion Group, and latterly insurer Axa, Matthew Reed is now fronting his own insurtech. Here he speaks to Jonathan Swift about how the managing general agent plans to make it easier for brokers to sell corporate…
As the mother of a nine-year-old, I’ve passed the stage (I hope) of having to tell my son not to pull hair or bite other people, or order him to share his toys and tidy up after himself.
Insurers have been exploiting data for decades to underwrite risks. Could they use that know-how to market their products better - and stop tech giants from taking their customers?