InsurTech NY News: It’s Wildfire and Accelerator Season
In this issue of the InsurTech NY Newsletter:
- Read about how to support InsurTechs that help predict, prevent, and mitigate wildfires
- See upcoming InsurTech Community Events and Programs
- Follow the latest InsurTech East Coast Deals
- See open roles in the industry
It’s Wildfire and Accelerator Season
14,722,000 acres have burned. That’s nearly the size of West Virginia.
As of mid-June, there were 330 active wildfires in Canada. With apocalyptic burnt red pictures of Manhattanhenge and regular citing of red on the air quality index, it makes you wonder: What can I do?
It is clear: “If you don’t burn it when you want to, nature burns when it wants to . . .” said Ivan O’Neill, CEO of Wuuii, on the InsurTech Amplified Podcast. “If you don’t tend the land . . . it accumulates and a catastrophic fire happens.”
Now is our time to step up and support InsurTechs like Wuuii that predict, prevent, and mitigate wildfires and other related perils (and tune into InsurTech Amplified).
You can do your part by supporting the upcoming InsurTech accelerators that help startups to predict, prevent, and mitigate property risks.
Early Stage: Pre-Seed – Seed
> Lloyds Lab (Apply til 7/9)
Growth Stage: Seed – Series B
> InsurTech NY Growth Stage (Apply til7/15)
MGA Focused: Any Stage
> Digital MGA Lab (Apply til 7/15)
Upcoming InsurTech Community Events and Programs
InsurTech NY Growth-Stage Accelerator (Applications Open until July 15) Program Oct-Nov 2023
Helps startups looking to partner with leading carriers and brokers by providing them mentorship, education, and introduction to industry players who can support their organizational objectives.
More Info and Apply: https://www.insurtechny.com/accelerator/
InsurTech NY MGA Lab (Applications Open until July 15) Program Sept-Nov 2023
Works with startups looking to become MGAs. The lab program condenses the time it takes for startups to develop their MGA product and gain capacity and distribution.
More Info and Apply: https://www.insurtechny.com/mga-lab/
InsurTech Amplified Podcast – Just launched this month. We have partnered with Michael Waitze Theres Blissing to share audio content with you. Check for episodes with Tony and David each month.
InsurTech NY Sponsors
Thank you to our 2023 event sponsors.
If you are interested in sponsoring a future InsurTech event, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
InsurTech East Coast Deals, Partner Events, and Open Roles
Discover a curated mix of April and May InsurTech financings, exits, partnerships, opportunities, and partner events on the East Coast.
InsurTech News and Deals
SageSure ($250M, Amwins): P&C: MGU serving coastal markets with quoting and binding through their own platform and risk modeling.
Westhill ($13.5M, Eos Venture Partners): P&C: Claims support platform aiming for increased efficiency by matching contractors to carriers and policyholders.
Faye ($10M, Munich Re Ventures): Travel Ins.: App-based comprehensive travel coverage offering single platform coverage purchase, management, and claims.
Sixfold AI ($6.5M, Bessemer Venture Partners): Saas: Underwriting automation platform built to collect and examine 3rd party data for more timely quote and coverage recommendations.
Precedent ($9M, Adir Ventures): SaaS: Carrier technology utilizing AI, ML, and LLM to streamline communication between carriers and attorney-represented damage claims.
Partner Events and Programs
Reuters Future of Insurance USA (June 27-28)
Surplus Lines Insurance for InsurTechs Webinar (June 28)
NAIC InsurTech Forum (Sept 13)
InsurTech Leaders Summit (Sept 20-21)
Reuters Connected Claims (Sept 26-27)
DFS Exchange – NY Department of Financial Services newly-launched engagement platform to foster the growth of responsible innovation in financial services in New York.
See more information and register: www.insurtechny.com/upcoming-insurtech-conferences
Jobs In Carrier/Broker Innovation and Venture Teams
Fenris Digital – Financial Operations Lead
Fenris Digital – Marketing Manager
See more information and apply: https://www.insurtechny.com/jobs
Looking to support MGAs?
If you are a carrier or broker looking to support MGAs, let us know. We have two private program days in NYC where you can meet curated MGAs to offer capacity or distribution. To learn more or request an invite please reach out to email@example.com.