87: News: All aboard the SPAC train & Google Cloud gets into insurance
Episode 88 · March 17th, 2021 · 45 mins 10 secs
About this Episode
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.
- Home Insurance Agency Hippo to Go Public in $5B SPAC
- Home insurance startup Hippo reportedly set to go public in $5 billion merger with Reid Hoffman's SPAC | Markets Insider
- Alphabet-Backed Startup Insurer Oscar Health Raises $1.2 Billion in IPO | Insurtech Insights
- Google Cloud, Allianz and Munich Re Partner to Revolutionize Risk Management in the Cloud
- COVID-19 travel insurance becoming a vacation staple | Reuters
- Zego, the tech-enabled commercial motor insurer, raises $150M at $1.1B valuation | TechCrunch
- Salisbury couple jailed after insurance fraud burglary - BBC News