Welcome to 2020.
The new year is a great time for self-reflection and goal setting. It is in the new year, we are most apt to try new things. In that spirit, InsurTechNY launched its startup competition. Our goal is to draw the same competitive energy from personal goals into startup goals for a worldwide InsurTech competition. InsurTechs of any stage can participate (later stage startups demo instead of pitching).
The competition features all-star judges. Our judges represent the entire insurance value-chain and made over 50% of U.S. InsurTech investments last year. Judges will determine the top 20 startups to present at the InsurTechNY Spring Conference and select who wins the pool of $300,000 in value.
We will continue our regular cadence of bi-monthly events. We will kick off the year with a full-day conference on March 19 about the changing buying experience. The conference will discuss trends in insurance buying like the gig economy, demographics, and new customer expectations.
After March, we will continue our bi-monthly events covering topics including data & analytics, working with CVCs, core systems evolution, emerging technologies, and FinTech vs. InsurTech.
Upcoming NY Area Events
Spring 2020 Conference: Transforming the Buying Experience (Pre-register for discount)
Mar 19 | 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM | 6th Ave. & 23rd St. (Flatiron district)
– Featuring 25+ speakers, 20+ InsurTech investors, & 20+ Insurtech pitches
– Pitch & demo competition featuring top 20 startups
InsurTech Startup Competition (Apply by Feb 7th)
– Tracks for early and growth-stage startups
– $300,000 in prizes available to winners
InsurTech Hartford Pitch Night V
Feb 25 | 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM | 20 Church St, Hartford, CT
– Startup showcase of Hartford area InsurTechs
St. Josephs University InsurTech Symposium
Jan 30 | 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM | 5600 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA
InsurTech New York Area Deals and Opportunities
A curated mix of late Dec and early Jan insurance financings, exits, partnerships, and opportunities in the New York area.
Pawlicy Advisor ($1M Raised, Defy Partners): Pet insurance. Provider of pet insurance comparison services.
Zipari ($22.5, Vertical Venture Partners): Health insurance. Consumer experience platform built specifically for health insurance.
Corvus Insurance ($31M Raised, Hudson Structured): Cyber lines. InsurTech that offers artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced cyber insurance policies.
Insurify ($23M raised, MTech Capital): Person lines. Digital auto insurance comparison agency.
GIA Cohort 2020 (8 Startups): Launched on Jan 14 and includes two New York area startups, Kiwi Insurance and Gerald Tech.
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