Ep 95 – Socotra Founder & CEO, Dan Woods

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech, Lee talks with Dan Woods, Founder & CEO of Socotra.

Socotra has built a modern, enterprise-grade core platform that enables users to rapidly develop and distribute insurance products to better serve their customers.

Leveraging their powerful data model, intuitive suite of APIs, and cloud-native services, they’ve made a robust, scalable, and testable system.

Join Dan and Lee as they discuss:

  • the motivation for the creation of Socotra.
  • Socotra’s open-API approach.
  • the specialization and separation of the insurance industry.
  • legacy, siloed systems versus a cohesive core platform, and more.

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Ep 94 – InsurTech NY Co-Founders & Managing Directors, David Gritz & Tony Lew

(This episode was recorded in early July 2020. Some events mentioned in the podcast have passed, but we encourage you to check out the events retrospectively.)

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by the Co-Founders & Managing Directors of InsurTech NY, David Gritz & Tony Lew.

InsurTech NY supports the insurance innovation community in the New York metro area. Founded in 2019, InsurTech NY brings together carriers, brokers, investors, and insuretech startups. InsurTech NY’s mission is straightforward: drive talent to insurance, make regulation innovation-friendly, attract insuretech to the New York metro area, and improve access to investment.

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Ep 93 – Lemonade Made Good: Wins a J.D. Power Award. We talk with Tom Super, Head of P&C Insurance at J.D. Power.

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are once again joined by Tom Super, Head of P&C Insurance at J.D. Power.

Tom brings some exciting news to us in regard to an insuretech first: Lemonade ranks highest in the renters insurance segment, marking the first time an insuretech brand ranks highest in a J.D. Power insurance study.

Join Tom, Rob, and Lee as they discuss: this big accomplishment for Lemonade, what this means for insurance and insuretech; insights into some of the criteria for award, some interesting customer trends noticed by J.D. Power, and more.

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Ep 92 – Talespin Founder & Chief Content Officer, Stephen Fromkin

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Stephen Fromkin, Founder & Chief Content Officer at Talespin.

Talespin is an enterprise software solutions company that leverages immersive technology (VR, AR & MR) to transform the way global workforces learn, train and collaborate.

With offices in Los Angeles, California and Utrecht, The Netherlands, Talespin is changing the way organizations and employees around the world experience work, enabling enterprises to build a more collaborative, inclusive, and productive future of work.

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Ep 91 – CoreLogic Executive of Insurance & Spatial Solutions, Steve Brewer

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Steve Brewer, Executive of Insurance & Spatial Solutions at CoreLogic.

Information is at the core of smart decision-making. CoreLogic provides information intelligence to identify and manage growth opportunities, improve business performance and manage risk. Their goal: to address challenges and act quickly to present innovative, cost-effective solutions.

Rob and Lee had the opportunity to sit and talk with Steve to discuss CoreLogic and his personal experience.

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Ep 90 – Vouch Insurance Co-Founder, Travis Hedge

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Travis Hedge, Co-Founder of Vouch Insurance.

Vouch Insurance is a new kind of insurance platform, made for startups. Built by founders for founders, they’ve re-designed everything about business insurance from scratch so that startups can move faster.

Startups face the same competitive, legal, and publicity risks as large established companies. Vouch is here to turn that around.

Rob and Lee had the opportunity to sit and talk with Travis to learn more about his company and how they’re shaking things up.

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Ep 89 – CSAA Insurance Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Debbie Brackeen

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Debbie Brackeen, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer (CSAA).

With knowledge, experience, and expertise comes the ability to strategize and innovate.

Debbie is responsible for identifying and executing on the growth strategies, opportunities, investments and ventures at CSAA, that will result in $1B in new revenue over the next 10 years.

Join Debbie, Rob, and Lee as they discuss: Debbie’s role at CSAA, her former roles in technology and fintech, how she has leveraged her prior experience for CSAA, strategy and innovation at CSAA and in insurance; and more.

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Ep 88 – Brewer Lane Ventures’ Managing Partner, Martha Notaras

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Martha Notaras, Managing Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures.

In fintech and insuretech, they’ve got you covered.

Brewer Lane Ventures takes a different approach to investing in early-stage insuretech and fintech startups. Their investment philosophy is simple: technology should be used to improve people’s lives.

Leveraging their expertise and knowledge, they partner with entrepreneurs focused on creating new business models, empowering incumbents, and leveraging insights from data & analytics; all of this to transform the market for companies and consumers alike.

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Ep 87 – Slice Labs CEO & Co-Founder, Tim Attia

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Tim Attia, CEO & Co-Founder of Slice Labs.

The world is on-demand. Your insurance should be, too.

Slice Labs is a leading on-demand insurance cloud platform provider that empowers insurers to deliver new value to customers through direct insurance or insurance agent models without investing in infrastructure to provide customized on-demand, pay-as-you-go insurance products.

We had the opportunity to talk with CEO & Co-Founder Tim Attia and learn about Slice Labs.

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Ep 86 – J.D. Power Head of P&C Insurance, Tom Super

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Tom Super, Head of P&C Insurance at J.D. Power.

J.D. Power delivers insights drawn from more than 500,000 insurance customer experiences, with each significant customer interaction across the insurance value chain explored. The studies they complete, their insights, and their expertise serve to help improve the customer experience and turn strategy into opportunity for their users.

We had the opportunity to talk with Tom and learn more about J.D. Power. Join Tom, Rob, and Lee as they discuss: the services that J.D. Power offers, being driven by data and creating insight from it, the power of branding, execution, and pricing; insights into consumer habits, and more.

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