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Understanding insurtech: A view from investors


Publication date:

16 November 2020

Last updated:

16 November 2020


Insurtech UK, Seedrs

What investors tend to look for in an insurtech business.

Having heard from the insurtechs about their fundraising experiences, Insurtech UK and Seedrs brought together experienced investors to discuss how investing in insurtech differs from other tech sectors, what investors tend to look for in an insurtech business, what insurtech’s should look for when seeking the right investor, valuations of insurtech’s in the UK and the impact of COVID-19 in the sector. The session was incredibly insightful and useful for start-ups to hear directly from investors about what changes need to happen in the sector and what companies should focus on to allow that access to capital. 

The panel consisted of:

  • Kirsty Grant, Chief Investment Officer, Seedrs (Chair)
  • Paul Morganthaler, CommerzVentures
  • Malcolm Ferguson, Octopus Ventures
  • Charlie Evans, Insurtech Gateway
  • Niall Barton, Chair of Insurtech UK and Co-Founder & Executive Chairman at Wrisk 


The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has partnered with Insuretech UK and Seedrs to ensure insurance professionals and peers receive exclusive early access to these new raises, through their CII number.  

Both Insurtech UK and Seedrs believe that it is crucial for the industry to be involved in this process, as professionals are able to invest in what they know and understand.



You can find out more here.


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