In this IIL cyber, technology and innovation webinar, Ruth Foxe Blader and Matthew Jones will review how this most recent wave of technology-driven innovation in insurance has developed over the last few years as well as what is expected to happen next.
In 2020, the amount of venture capital funding going into insurtech surpassed $7bn, over 20x larger than the corresponding figure in 2012. Such rapid growth begs the question: where does this money come from and where is it going?
Venture capital investors’ funds – largely backed by insurance companies and other large financial institutions – have backed a mix of disruptive B2C propositions and next generation B2B enabling technology. From distribution to underwriting to core systems and from property to specialty, very few parts of the insurance industry remain untouched by aspiring entrepreneurs and their technology.
As more insurance professionals move from traditional players to start-ups and as start-ups improve their technology, insurtech presents a great opportunity for collaborations between established players and start-ups and a virtuous cycle of positive outcomes.