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With Steven Ueng (VP Principal Investments & Acquisitions, SwissRe), Adam Myers (SVP Strategic Ventures, Guardian Life), Farron Blanc (InsurTech Angel Investor), Sree Kolli (Assoc., Partnership Fund for NYC), David Gritz (Founder, StartupOwl).
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM   $15
McCarter & English, 825 Eighth Ave, 31st Fl


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Until 2016, InsurTech was not on the map. That trend quickly changed as investments in InsurTech & enabling insurance startups raised over $2.7B in 2017 (FinTech Global). While this number pales in comparison to the almost $40B invested in FinTech in 2017 (FinTech Global), it shows there is a large amount of activity.
Global insurers & reinsurers are waking up to a changing world & a changing demographic where the value of their data & the stores of their capital are no longer a differentiator. The rise of millennial insurance buyers & digital economy is forcing insurers to start transformations, buy new technologies, or bet on their future with some InsurTech investments.
This panel discussion will review the current market for investing in InsurTech. Further, it will discuss whether the change in the attitude towards investing in InsurTech startups just short-term fad or the path forward to evolve the insurance industry fundamentally.
Join our panelists from a diverse set of Venture Capital & Insurance-based Corporate Venture Capital groups to discuss the trends & more importantly, the staying power of InsurTech investing.
(Complementaryhorsd'oeuvres & drinks will be served)

6:00 pm Registration & Networking

6:30 pm Panel Discussion

7:30 pm Networking & Refershments


Steven Ueng - VP, Principal Investments & Acquisitions at SwissRe
Investor responsible for early-stage & M&A deals for SwissRe. Steven has held roles in private equity & investment banking at Citi, J.P. Morgan, & RSC Capital.
Adam Myers - SVP, Strategic Ventures at Guardian Life
Investor responsible for sourcing early-stage technology for Guardian. Adam has held roles in corporate finance & leveraged finance at Houlihan Lokey & CIBC.
Farron Blanc - InsurTech Angel Investor & Founder of MeetGerry
Innovator responsible for leading digital transformation & fostering new insurance businesses enabled by next-gen technology & models. Former head of innovation at RGAx & founder of August Era VC Fund.
Sree Kolli - Associate at Partnership Fund for NYC
Non-profit advocate, community manager, & credit risk management analyst. Sree supports the Partnership Fund's mission to maintain NYC's competitive edge through smart investment.
David Gritz - Cofounder at StartupOwl & Co-organizer at InsurTech NY
Startup advisor with a track record helping startups go from Seed Stage to Series A. David leads innovation programs for the Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator (SVIA) & has mentored & advised more than a dozen InsurTech startups.

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