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Insurtech as a Service with Hitachi Consulting and friends (part one). Perfect listening whilst you lie on the beach or sweat it out underground. InsTech London podcast episode 38. Robin speaks to Serif Otterburn (Hitachi Consulting), Chris Gill (QBE), Stephen Chadwick (Shepherd), Mark Dennis (Munich Re Digital Partners) and Nick Suhr (Kasko). Live from The Steelyard stage. Part two next week.
EPISODE 9: NIKOLAUS SÜHR – INSURTECH AS A SERVICE Insurance runs in Nick’s blood. In Germany, his family’s business is a market leader in classic and premium car insurance. Given his background, it’s no surprise that Nick is passionate about how insurance is an enabler of personal and commercial enterprise.
Tech accelerators and incubators? The good, bad and benefit to corporates What are tech accelerators and incubators? We spoke to an organisation that provides both and tech entrepreneurs who have experienced them.
How to lead the millennial generation Millenials are on the verge of making up the bulk of the global workforce and with that will come a set of demands vastly different to those of previous generations. As well as respect and responsibility, the millennial generation craves job satisfaction and are willing to change careers to find it. So, how can leaders inspire this demographic and keep them loyal, motivated and happy? How to lead the millennial generation
“The old system is trying to own the entire value chain rather than creating value networks” – Nikolaus Sühr Co-Founder & CEO – Kasko
"The old system is trying to own the entire value chain rather than creating value networks" - Nikolaus Sühr Co-Founder & CEO - Kasko Being one an insurtech startup, they’re more likely to confront great challenges on building the business and be known to the industry. You may agree that there are 2 basics if you’re the CEO and Co-Founder – business and management hurdles but great stories and use cases behind emerges in planning and executions not only to prove the position but to give more innovative industry-wide benefits.
Lean startup for tech entrepreneurs The Lean Startup is a book by Eric Ries, in which the author looks at a method for building a company by developing a product to the minimum level — a minimum viable product — and as rapidly as possible so that it can be tested. If the tests are successful, then the product is extended and tested some more.
Fintech firm Revolut leads list of UK’s top 100 startups of 2019 Challenger bank Revolut has claimed first place in a list of the UK’s top 100 startups of 2019, it was revealed today. British fintech startup Revolut topped Startups.co.uk’s Startups 100 list for 2019, as it counts 5m customers around Europe and the UK. Energy startup Igloo placed second, while retail startup Trouva took third place. Soldo, a financial services provider for businesses, and Elder, which matches families with professional carers, made up the top five of the list.
UK tech entrepreneurs’ advice You hear it often enough, if your starting point is ‘how am I going to make money?,’ then your starting point might be your end point too. It’s the wrong way to look at things. And that’s the first advice for UK tech entrepreneurs, it’s better instead, to focus on problems that you can solve. Better still, seek to solve a problem you feel passionate about.
APIs are the future for flexible developers There is much debate whenever KASKO is in the room, on how to build solid, flexible, insurance products quickly. Given that is what we do, build great insurance products for providers, be they incumbents, startups or anything in between, quickly, it is quite important. So, I thought the time was right to delve a little deeper into the ‘hows?’ and ‘whats?’ of it all…
Leading London InsurTech startup KASKO, partners with Co-op to provide fit-for-purpose student insurance
Leading London InsurTech startup KASKO, partners with Co-op to provide fit-for-purpose student insurance KASKO, the London InsurTech company changing the way Insurance incumbents and startups scale faster bringing new products to market in a fraction of the time previously needed, has announced its latest partnership with Co-op, producing a new insurance product for UK-based students. Currently in Beta, the latest offering from Co-op Insurance was built from scratch by KASKO in ten weeks. Traditionally, new products can take up to two to three years from boardroom to launch.
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