As a long shadow hangs over the global economy, the power of human ingenuity shines brightly. Two forces hang in the balance, the impact of exponential growth and our ability to use technology to solve problems.
Reflections of last week show us what we can do when we work together as a community against a shared challenge. Just one week ago, the number of cases was under 1,000 in the U.S. By the time this is sent, that number will be more than 5,000. As an industry, we have responded quickly with technology:
– Every major carrier shifted its workforce to WFH, representing over 1 million workers
– NY DFS has changed policy to permit sales of Cancel For Any Reason policies
– We continued digitally issuing policies, forecasting risk, and processing claims
At InsurTech NY, we believe in the power of the community. As we faced adversity last week, we knew technology was waiting in the wings to address our challenges and keep us together. Last Thursday, we were set to host an in-person conference with 50+ speakers and over 300 attendees.
Like risk managers, we weighed our options and decided we must switch to our 100% virtual plan. At that moment, we gave birth to the largest completely virtual InsurTech Conference. Thanks to the support of our community, we now have 450 people registered for our Spring InsurTech conference. All speakers, startups, and judges will participate 100% virtually in the same agenda and the same sessions. We will also host virtual 1-on-1 meetings using the Grip app, which will allow attendees to meet in virtual meeting rooms.
Now is your chance to escape the virus. Join us virtually for the InsurTech NY Spring Conference.
Register for the InsurTech NY Annual Conference
Spotlight: InsurTechNY Competition Finalists
Finalists of our InsurTech competition will present at the InsurTech NY Annual Conference on March 19th. Finalists presenting include:
Early-stage: JAUNTIN, Sigo Insurance, Micruity, Atidot, Agilius, WOOP!, Protosure, AdaptReady, SAIVE, and Kiwi Insure
Growth-stage: Zelros, WeatherCheck, Planckdata, DeadHappy, Pharm3r, Matterport Insurance, INSHUR, Wenalyze, EasySend, and Quick Insured
Upcoming NY Area Events
Mar 19 | 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM | 100% Virtual
– Featuring 40+ speakers, 7 panels, 6 TED-style talks
– Pitch & demo competition featuring top 20 InsurTech startups
InsurTech NY Sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors for making the March 19 conference possible: Eversheds Sutherland, clariondoor, EY, Two Sigma IQ, Locke Lord, e2value, Vpay, Assurity, BOBTRAK, UK Department for International Trade and Spencer Foundation.
InsurTech New York Area Deals and Opportunities
A curated mix of Mar insurance financings, exits, partnerships, and opportunities in the New York area.
Instanda ($19.5M Raised, Assembly Capital Partners): Multi-line. No-code customer and policy management platform.
Do you need help with Virtual Events?
In the last week, we developed a number of processes and systems that could be helpful to carriers, brokers, and event organizers to move to virtual. Happy to help you make the transition. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David, Tony, and Brett
InsurTech NY Team