Anthemis Dishes on Insurtech

We liked this so-called “Anthemis takeover” of the 11:FS podcast (by Anthemis personnel including Ruth Foxe Blader, Matthew Jones, and Sophie Winwood) to discuss how the well regarded London-based VC looks at insurtech investments. The overarching point: Insurance companies are “special animals.” Thus, it usually takes a special blend of deep tech expertise and a knowledge of the industry for a start-up to create a solution that has any real shot of scaling in partnership with a carrier. Our favorite specific point: It’s “a great place to start” when an insurtech has the buy-in of a carrier’s innovation department. However,  Anthemis puts greater emphasis on a start-up’s traction from the business side when evaluating investment opportunities.