InsureTech Connect News

Why It’s a Good Time for Insurtechs to Be Thinking About Mergers

The drumbeat for insurtechs to pursue a merger, acquisition or partnership is getting louder, with the number likely to substantially grow in the months ahead, an insurance industry expert believes. “InsurTech is reaching a point where [startups] must decide whether …

InsureTech Connect Delays Virtual Conference Until October for Networking Signups

Four days before it was scheduled to go live, organizers of the popular annual insurance and technology conference, InsureTech Connect, announced they are postponing the now virtual 2020 conference by one month, ITC will now run from Oct. 19- Oct. …

InsureTech Connect: Insurance Industry Needs to Understand What Business It’s In

LAS VEGAS — People who buy gasoline generally don’t care for the product or enjoy the experience of pumping gas: They just want to drive. Chris Colborn, chief experience officer for the Lippincott creative consulting firm, opened with that analogy …

Insurtech Profile: The Evolution of Slice and Future of Insurance

Insurtech Slice, which offers its own on-demand rideshare and homeshare products, now also provides cloud services for carriers wanting to offer their own on-demand products. The growing digital insurer and services provider recently closed a $20 million funding round to …

Winning, Sharing, Trusting, Failing, Losing: 10 Insuretech Connect Takeaways

Pulling together some loose threads from October’s Insuretech Connect Conference, here are 10 takeaways: Innovation Rap. “I actually feel the industry gets a bad rap in terms of innovation,” Dan Glaser, Marsh McLennan Cos. CEO, told the roomful of innovators, …

Insurtech Profile: Snapsheet’s Evolution in Making Virtual Claims Service a Reality

Tech-driven virtual claims services company Snapsheet started out as a service for body shops called Body Shop Bids before pivoting to serving insurers five years ago. Alex Meisner, director of innovation, is one of the original employees and knows the …

Relax, Uber’s Not Interested in Entering Insurance Business

While it is weighing providing benefits and insurance to its independent contractor drivers, ridesharing giant Uber is not interested in getting into the insurance business itself. Rather, the global transportation firm is content to focus on being an “intelligent purchaser” …

Insuretech Connect Conference in Las Vegas to Go On as Scheduled

The Insuretech Connect Conference scheduled to open today in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace will still be held as planned in the wake of the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, according to the organizers. “Last night, Las Vegas …

10 Takeaways from the Future of Insurance and InsureTech Connect Conference

You’ve probably heard. There is tremendous investor interest right now in technology-first insurance startups, or insurtech firms. The first InsureTech Connect Conference in Las Vegas in early October attracted an estimated 1,500 tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance executives from around …