36. Insights: Anthemis Takeover - investing in insurtech

39min listen

Sarah and Nigel are being taken over by Anthemis this week! We're talking about what makes insurtechs attractive to the VC firm and why boring is beautiful.

Sarah and Nigel are joined by the team at Anthemis to talk about the speed of insurtechs, how incumbents are keeping pace and the insurance value chain. They're joined by:

  • Ruth Foxe-Blader, MD Investments, Anthemis
  • Matthew Jones, Principal, Investments, Anthemis
  • Sophie Winwood, Associate, Investments, Anthemis

Kicking off the show, the panel talks about Anthemis and how they find the insurtechs they invest in, their focus on horizontal technologies and Seed and Series A funding. They also talk about the importance of commitment from founders when engaging with VC firms and how one of the subjective stages of investing relies on the chemistry between investors and founders.

The group also talk about insurance disruption and why fullstack disruption is so rare and why boring is beautiful. They also reveal what parts of insurance they find most attractive and trends in the sector. To cap things off the panel discuss what the next big thing is going to be in the next one to five years.

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 Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Matthew Jones, Ruth Foxe-Blader, and Sophie Winwood.

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