Global InsurTech Competition: Early-Stage

InsurTech startups rely extensively on a supportive ecosystem to survive and thrive. Unlike consumer-driven industries like fitness or eCommerce, InsurTech startups must meet many hurdles to get to a proven minimum viable product (MVP). We created this competition to bring visibility to talented founders of early-stage startups to gain access to the resources and recognition they need to gain traction.

Contestants will gain access to a prize pool of $200,000 in value, exposure to 10+ early-stage investors and insurance leaders, and have the chance to present in front of 400+ InsurTech influencers.

How to Apply and Win

Application Process

Submit your application between January 5th and January 29th, 2021.

Selection Process

There will be 2 stages of selection from January 30h to March 11th:

  1. Finalists (February): Judges will select the top 10 startups from the competition based on submitted applications and any additional requested information.
  2. Winners (March 10): Top 10 early-stage startups will present their pitch to an InsurTech investor judging panel. The presentations must be made at InsurTech NY Spring 2021 Conference on March 10th.

Selection Criteria

Startups will be judged on their ability to exhibit the most market potential by product, market opportunity, and the team.

Judges

We are bringing together an expert line up of early-stage investors and carrier and broker leaders.

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Matt Jones

Managing Director, Anthemis

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Gopi Rangan

General Partner, Sure Ventures

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Brent Hammer

Innovation Officer, Grange Insurance

Bill Goddard

Bill Goddard

Angel Investor, NY Angels

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Bob Sargent

Angel Investor, Park City Angels

Erick_Pereda_PLG_VC

Erick Pereda

Partner, PLG VC

Amelia Gandara

Amelia Gandara

Nationwide Ventures

Brian Oreilly

Brian O’reilly

Sr. Principal, Greenlight Re

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Chisom Uche

Sr. Associate, SixThirty Global

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Laviva Mazhar

Investment Associate, Luge Capital

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Michael Landsberger

Angel Investor, Pumpkin

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Susan Pateras

Director, Bermuda BDA

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Jonathan Crystal

Angel Investor

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Stephen Siegal

Angel Investor

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Muneeb Ahmed

Associate, Impression Ventures

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Patrick Klas

Investor at MGV

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Mark Hong

Managing Director, Transverse

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Heather Gostomski

Director Investments & Corp. Dev., CNO

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Steve Rhee

CDO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co

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Ted Ohkuma

Digital Innovation Lead, Tokio Marine

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Elliot Vernon

Analyst, Greenlight Re

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Steve McGovern

EOS Venture Partners

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Maria Beaulieu

AVP, Ecosystems &Partnerships at SCOR

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Chris Campana

Associate, Avanta Ventures

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Lucas Timberlake

Partner, Fintech Ventures Fund

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Alex Fair

Managing Partner, MedStart Ventures

Eligibility Criteria

Startups that meets the following requirements can apply:

  1. Revenue Requirement: The startup had less than $250,000 USD in annual revenue in 2020.
  2. Classify as an InsurTech: The company uses technology to a) sell insurance policies or b) serve a (re)insurance carrier, an insurance broker, or risk management organization.

Why Apply?

The InsurTech Startup 2021 Competition was created to spotlight InsurTech startups with the potential to change the industry. We have gathered together the top investors, insurance carriers, and service providers to provide prizes and participate in judging. Here’s how you benefit:

  • Showcase your startup in front of 10+ early-stage investors and insurance leaders focused on InsurTech.
  • Jump Start your business development with exposure to carrier and broker buyers.
  • Chance to present to 400+ insurance influencers and have a virtual booth at the InsurTech March Conference
  • Win prizes

Prize

We have meticulously put together a set of over $200,000 in prizes, which will be distributed across 3 winners. These prizes are a combination of products and services that growing InsurTechs need. (See Prize Awarded By section for details on the actual Prize).

    • Carrier/Broker Prize: $100,000 in Prize Value
    • Venture Capital Prize: $50,000 in Prize Value
    • Angel Investor Prize: $50,000 in Prize Value

In addition, there will be a winner for the Bermuda Development Agency (BDA) prize with the following award:

    • BDA Prize: 4-Night stay in Bermuda, a concierge service for starts, and sponsor participation in the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) Innovation Hub

Prize Partners

We are continuously updating our prize providers and they are subject to change.

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Autotelic Group

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Cooley

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Prince Communications

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Insurance Evolution Partners

EY

EY

Evolvor

Evolvor

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MS Marketing Services

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Locke Lord

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Virtual Force

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Success Performance Solutions

Microsoft For Startups

Microsoft For Startups

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Precision Research Group

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ClarionDoor

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Bermuda Development Agency

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KiwiTech

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Terms & Conditions

For terms & conditions for startups participating in the competition, please ​click here to see details.

Winners of InsurTech NY’s 2020 Competition!

Early Stage:

1st Place

agilius

2nd Place

protosure

3rd Place

sigo

Growth Stage:

1st Place

matterport

2nd Place

DeadHappy

2nd Place

weathercheck

Judges

Vikas Singhal

Vikas Singhal

Partner, Hudson Structured

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Gopi Rangan

General Partner, Sure Ventures

Ashley Paston

Ashley Paston

Bain Capital Ventures

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Bill Goddard

Angel Investor, NY Angels

Doug Roth

Doug Roth

Managing Director, CT Innovation

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Erick Pereda

Partner, PLG VC

Tim Del Bello

Tim Del Bello

Director at NYL Ventures

Adam Blumencranz

Adam Blumencranz

VP, NFP Ventures

Prize Partners

Fusion PR

Fusion Public Relations

Stanton

Stanton Elevate Communications

EY

EY

Success Performance Solutions

Success Performance Solutions

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CH&Co

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AWS Activate

Microsoft For Startups

Microsoft For Startups

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Locke Lord