101. News: Ascend raises $5.5M and Marshmallow is now a unicorn!

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Nigel Walsh and Benjamin Ensor are joined by a panel of guests to talk through the most exciting Insurtech news of the past week. Hear about: Ascend raises $5.5M to provide a BNPL option for commercial insurance, black-owned start-ups in the UK are hitting billion-dollar valuations for the first time, and UK claims bill for Covid-19 BI tops £1bn: FCA. All of this and much much more on today's Insurtech Insider!

Nigel Walsh and Benjamin Ensor are joined by a great panel of guests to discuss the most recent and exciting news in the world of Insurtech.

Joining us today are:

  • Dr Robin Keira, CEO of Digitalscouting.de
  • Shân Millie, Bright Blue Hare, GreenKite & EDII

We cover the following stories:

  • Ascend raises $5.5M to provide a BNPL option for commercial insurance 1:50
  • Black-owned start-ups in the UK are hitting billion-dollar valuations for the first time 14:20
  • UK claims bill for Covid-19 BI tops £1bn, says the FCA 26:45
  • Steel City Re launches ESG parametric insurance product 38:07
  • Indonesia-based Rey Assurance launches its holistic approach to insurance with $1M in funding 49:07
  • Insurance market undergoing huge digital disruption 51:21
  • Police seized 3,000 e-scooters from England's streets in first six months of 2021 52:46

All that and much more on this week's episode of Insurtech Insider!


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This episode of Insurtech Insider was produced by Irina Andronic and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Robin Keira and Shân Millie.

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