Ep 118 – Insuretech 2021, featuring Caribou Honig & Martha Notaras

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we discuss insuretech in 2021. Our guests for this annual episode are no strangers to the insuretech space: Caribou Honig, Chairman & Co-Founder of InsureTech Connect, amongst other things; and Martha Notaras, Managing Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures.

It’s been a year since we had both Martha and Caribou on the podcast together, and what a year it has been! Join Rob, Lee, and guests reunited, as they discuss: the changes that occurred in insuretech during 2021, supplies & demands of cash and addressable markets, advantages for insuretech vs. incumbents, predictions for insuretech in 2021 and the future; and more.

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Ep 117 – Hippo Insurance Chief Revenue Officer, Yuval Harry

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Yuval Harry, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Hippo Insurance.

You deserve smarter homeowners insurance. And Hippo is bringing that to the table. FNO: InsureTech has had a front-row seat to the growth of Hippo and we’re excited to bring another integral member of their executive team on the podcast to share their personal story and the ongoing story of Hippo. 

Join Yuval, Rob, and Lee as they discuss: Hippo’s product distribution methods, leveraging technology to innovate customer experience, Yuval’s roles and experiences prior to Hippo; the balance between insurance and technology, and more.

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Ep 116 – PLNAR CEO, Andy Greff

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Andy Greff, CEO at PLNAR.

PLNAR’s technology transforms interior property claims by creating better consumer experiences, shortening cycle times and streamlining expensive, inefficient processes.

For insurers, PLNAR enables the digital desk for interior property claims by putting desk adjusters virtually into interior spaces, leveraging their platform to generate a complete set of data, including interactive 3D models of rooms in minutes, all from a digital photo.

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Ep 115 – Claimatic VP of Growth, Tim Christ

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Tim Christ, VP of Growth at Claimatic.

Claimatic is on a mission to save hundreds of millions in claims operations costs.

They are empowering claims and claims operations teams to dynamically manage their business without the need for IT resources. They believe that by automating the very beginning of the claims process at FNOL, it enables insurers to gain additional valuable insights into where there are additional bottlenecks and we then to systematically augment those areas with automation, allowing claims handlers to focus on higher-value tasks.

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Ep 114 – kasko2go CTO, Oleg Korol

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by kasko2go CTO, Oleg Korol.

In the world of telematics, simply leveraging driving data doesn’t cut it.

kasko2go uses artificial intelligence and telematic big data assessments, along with pay-as-you-drive and pay-how-you-drive models, to allow for lower insurance premiums for drivers, as well as find low-risk customers for insurance companies.

Join Oleg and Rob as they discuss: the lag in telematics and its effect on insurance; kasko2go’s pivot, current endeavor, and future vision; the future of telematics, the placebo effect with telematics, and more.

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Ep 113 – RealRate Founder & CEO, Dr. Holger Bartel

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by RealRate Founder & CEO, Dr. Holger Bartel.

Their goal is simple: Insurance Ratings based on Artificial Intelligence.

Labeled “one of the most promising German AI startups” in 2020 by the Initiative For Applied Artificial Intelligence, RealRate takes a different approach on traditional rating, leveraging artificial intelligence to create an independent, holistic company analysis that determines financial strength. This analysis allows for a fast and deep understanding of companies, saving time and work for reading and analyzing the year-end reports.

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Ep 112 – Pie Insurance Co-Founders Dax Craig & John Swigart

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by the Co-Founders of Pie Insurance (Pie), Dax Craig & John Swigart.

Our guests this week make getting worker’s comp as easy as pie.

Pie provides workers’ compensation insurance directly to small businesses. They also partner with local, regional, and national insurance agencies to provide coverage to their clients. They’re reimagining the insurance experience for small businesses, from the quote to the claim.

Join Dax, John, Rob, & Lee as they discuss: what led to the founding of Pie, Pie as solution providers to small businesses, the impact of COVID-19 on Pie and its customers; worker’s comp and fraud; a peek at Pie’s roadmap for 2021, and more.

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Ep 111 – Nearmap Executive Vice President & GM, International Partnerships and Expansion, Patrick J. Quigley

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Patrick J. Quigley, EVP & GM, International Partnerships & Expansion, at Nearmap.

Nearmap leverages up-to-date, richly detailed location information via aerial imagery to customers. They’ve helped thousands of users conduct virtual site visits for deep, data-driven insights — enabling informed decisions, streamlined operations, and significant cost savings.

Rob and Lee had the opportunity to talk to the Australian-based company and learn more about them and the services they’ve offered since 2007.

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Ep 110 – INSHUR CEO & Co-Founder, Dan Bratshpis

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Dan Bratshpis, CEO & Co-Founder of INSHUR.

INSHUR is a digital provider that leverages technology and innovation to provide protection for commercial and rideshare drivers. Their goal: reinvent and simplify the process of buying and managing commercial auto insurance in mobility, delivery, and transportation.

We learn more about this insuretech that’s serving several large global markets.

Join Dan, Rob, & Lee as they discuss: how INSHUR sought to provide a service to a growing/evolving industry, the world of professional (commercial and rideshare) drivers, the impact of the gig economy and digital shift on insurance and policies; the future of INSHUR and their services; and more.

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BONUS – FNO: News – Hippo & Kangaroo discuss strategic partnership

On this special episode of FNO: News we are joined by Yuval Harry, Chief Revenue Officer at Hippo Insurance (Hippo) and Dhruv Garg, Co-Founder & President of Kangaroo.

Hippo and Kangaroo have joined forces with the goal to bring homeowners options and flexibility to protect their homes, all while creating opportunities for added discount to home insurance. Join Rob & Lee as they discuss with Yuval and Dhruv the strategic partnership between Hippo and Kangaroo.

Join Yuval, Dhruv, Rob, & Lee as they discuss: how the partnership benefits the homeowner, how Hippo is approaching the homeowners market, Kangaroo’s goal to provide competitive security service to mass market, service integration with existing and future homes; and more.

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