87: News: All aboard the SPAC train & Google Cloud gets into insurance

45min listen

Sarah Kocianski and Nigel Walsh are joined by a panel of guests to talk about the latest insurance news: Hippo goes public in $5 billion SPAC merger, Google Cloud gets into insurance & demand for travel insurance takes off! All this and much much more on today's Insurtech Insider.

Sarah Kocianski and Nigel Walsh are joined by a panel of great guests to talk about the latest and greatest news in the insurance and insurtech sphere.

Our guests this week are:

  • Lauren Berkemeyer, Vice President of Marketing, YuLife
  • Graeme Dean - Head of Insurance at CoverGenius

We discuss the following stories:

  • Following up on our last news episode - Hippo goes public in $5 billion SPAC merger, and Oscar raises $1.2 billion in IPO! (05:21)
  • Google Cloud, Allianz and Munich Re partner to revolutionize risk management in the Cloud. (13:13)
    • Comment from Matt Driscoll, Lead Product Manager for the Risk Manager tool (14:00)
  • Demand for travel insurance takes off as more destinations require coverage (20:48)
  • Zego has raised $150M at $1.1B valuation (34:55)
    • Comment from Sten Saar, Zego CEO (36:17)
  • Insurance worker busted for insurance fraud! (42:13)

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 Hanna Samuelson and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Graeme Dean and Lauren Berkemeyer.

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