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The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Rajive Keshup, a director at Cathay Innovation and Nicolas du Cray, a partner at Cathay Innovation, about ecosystems, embedded insurance and the role of InsurTechs when it comes to accelerating financial inclusion in Southeast Asia. Find the transcript of our conversation here: Michael Waitze Okay, we’re on. Hi…
 
In this episode the LLB gang sets the foundation for a future episode around media and the metaverse by discussing the recent launch of Diablo 2 Resurrected, and its business model. The main topics for this week's episode discusses the viability of a local hero company, One Championship. Can One Championship find its footing to become a media giant…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Mario Berta, the Country Managing Director for Igloo in the Philippines about micro insurance in emerging markets and the potential for new insurance solutions in the Philippines. Find the transcript of our conversation here: Michael Waitze Okay, we are on Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asi…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Roopa Malhotra, the head of digital APAC at Chubb Insurance, about embedded insurance and how to build an innovation culture that embraces digital. Make sure to join Roopa’s keynote panel at the much-anticipated FinTech Connect Asia (5-7 October, SGT): ‘Digital led business models in Insurance – How are start-u…
 
Another month with more record-breaking investments in InsurTech. While most economies in Asia are still suffering from the COVID pandemic, investment in InsurTechs is not slowing down. A category that is attracting the most investment is health care. Singaporean Digital health platform Doctor Anywhere raised S$88 million in series C. The startup h…
 
For this special and entertaining episode, barbarian Dave calls in from his motel in Wisconsin. The gang arrives on time to discuss Grab Q2 results, the global expansion of SEA group, the rise of Tik Tok E-commerce, and Carousell's most recent raise, which makes them a Unicorn. Are there any surprises for Grab? Will raising USD6.5B hurt or help SEA…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast was speaking with Ala Ahmad, the CEO of MetLife in Bangladesh, about insurance innovation in Bangladesh. As one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia and with an insurance penetration of 0.5 % of GDP, Bangladesh presents lots of opportunities for insurers and InsurTech. Find the transcript of our conversation below. Mi…
 
Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and South Africa central banks are banning together to develop an interbank system that removes intermediaries by using digital currencies. The LLB gang discusses the nature of digital currencies along with the context for blockchain ledger technologies. The second topic covers what the future of saas in Southeast Asi…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast was speaking with Aparajit Bhattacharya, a managing partner at Insure First, about what kind of products, processes and technology is required to take insurance to the underserved. Find the transcript of our conversation below: Michael Waitze Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia InsurTe…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast was catching up with Tom Duncan, the Managing Director Insurance and Wealth at Grab Financial Group to dicuss financial inclusion, the power and limitations of embedded insurance and how social media can help increase awareness. Listen to our other episode with Tom here. Michael Waitze Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welc…
 
There is no summer break for InsurTech. Hong Kong’s OneDegree raised $28 million in a new round of funding and is looking to expand further in Asia. The InsurTech startup holds a virtual general insurance for Hong Kong and also has a SaaS business that operates across Asia. Listen to our 2020 episode with co-founder Alex Leung here. A new episode w…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Benny Fajarai, a co-founder and CMO at Lifepal, about their latest funding round and how the company is leveraging social media to increase financial literacy in Indonesia and increase insurance penetration. Find the transcript of our conversation below and find our conversation with Lifepall COO Nicolo Robba h…
 
Can AirAsia build a superapp? We dig deep into the ambitions of AirAsia and look at their core business and see if they have what it takes to compete in superapp space. Man of the high ground, Dave Chang, gives a great presentation on the state of VC and we discuss the driving trends we see in the Southeast VC/Angel scene. Lastly we touch upon the …
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast caught up with Nadia Suttikulpanich, the head of Fuchsia Innovation-Center for Muang Thai Life Insurance. Nadia has been on the show first in 2019 and a lot has changed since then, especially consumer behavior using digital services. Muang Thai was one of the first insurers to offer telemedicine pre-Covid and the past yea…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Jonas Piela, the host of the Digital Insurance Podcast in Germany. Since April 2020 Jonas has published podcasts around digital transformation and speaks with C-level executives in the German insurance market. Michael Waitze and Theresa Blissing took the opportunity to discuss with Jonas the differences between…
 
With Grab’s release of Q1 results the LLB gang couldn't resist from following up from episode 1 in discussing the performance and health of Grab. This discussion however goes much deeper into the ecosystem and the broad ranging effects from the type of labor developing, and how substantial the results were. With China continuing crackdowns from edu…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Dhirendra Mahyavanshi, a co-founder of Turtlemint, about how to increase insurance penetration in India and bring insurance to tier two and tier three cities. Turtlemint is one of the early InsurTechs in India and has shown despite the ongoing pandemic solid growth. Find the transcript of our conversation below…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Romil Turakhia, Head of Markets at Azentio Software and former co-founder at Candela Labs, about the cloud revolution in insurance and the new freedom insurers will experience with SaaS for cloud. Romil shares how he and his team are planning to democratize technology for all insurance players and enable […] Th…
 
We are kicking off the second half of the year with more incredible news on InsurTech. Global investment in InsurTech is at an all-time high, a trend we have been following in Asia all year. The good news is that investment in established players is increasing and the number of early-stage deals. We are looking […] The post AIP News RoundUp – EP 44…
 
The maiden voyage of the LLB podcast. Alex Le, Dave Chang, Andrew Gnananantham, and Jianggan Li band together to launch the Low Level Barbarians podcast. A podcast dedicated to discussions and debate about technology, business, startups, economics, society and more! In this episode the barbarians in arms discuss the Grab Spac IPO, Antitrust in Chin…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast was catching up with Kamesh Goyal, a founder and Chairman of Digit Insurance, to talk about the massive volatility we are experiencing at the moment and what this means for risk assessment. The course of COVID has proven to be hard to predict, the same applies to weather patterns due to […] The post EP 126 – Kamesh Goyal …
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Gui Wainwright, a co-founder of Jamm about customer engagement in insurance and the future of telematics. Find the transcript of our conversation below. Michael WaitzeWe are on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze. And welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. This is the only podcast in Asia, focused on […] The post …
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Dominique Roudaut, Head of Asia InsurTech Partnership and Innovation Solutions at HannoverRe, about the major trends in InsurTech, namely embedded insurance, parametric insurance, and becoming a risk partner. Find the transcript of our conversation below: Michael Waitze Hi, this is Michael Waitze. And welcome b…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast was catching up with Amarit Franssen, a co-founder of Thai InsurTech Appman to talk about the impact of Covid, the future of motor insurance, and Appman’s latest funding round. Find the full transcript of our conversation below: Michael Waitze Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech […] The post…
 
Money, fund raising and IPOs…where does it all end? We started with a conversation about FWD, the InsurTech arm of Pacific Century Group, and its planned IPO in New York. This would make it the largest Hong Kong or China-based insurance IPO in New York since 2003. This is just indicative of the amount of […] The post AIP News RoundUp – EP 43 – Ther…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Sarbvir Singh, the CEO of PolicyBazaar, about the future of the insurance industry in India and the power of data analytics. Find the transcript of our conversation here: Michael Waitze Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze. And welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. This is the […] The post EP 122 – …
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast caught up with Manuel San Miguel, a co-founder, and the CEO of Ignatica to talk about some of the changes, both good and bad, that the insurance industry has experienced over the last 18 months. It has been almost that long since we last spoke with Manuel and the world is […] The post EP 121 – Manuel San Miguel – co-Found…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Gustaf Agartson, the founder and CEO at Bima about the opportunities for insurance in emerging markets like Africa and Asia. Find the full transcript of our conversation below: Michael Waitze Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze. And welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. I’m already nervous, […] The…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Russell Higginbotham, the CEO of Reinsurance Asia at Swiss Re about changing consumer behavior, the latest consumer trends and the new role of insurance. Here is the transcript of our conversation: Michael Waitze Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech […] The post EP …
 
Another month, another regional expansion for bolttech in Southeast Asia. In May, bolttech announced its partnership with Vietnam’s e-commerce platform Tiki to offer device protection plans. The Asia InsurTech Podcast has been following the trend of alternative distribution channels for a while and bolttech is certainly one of the major ecosystem p…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Nitin Malhotra, a co-founder and Head of Growth for Yoors about how insurers can drive digital transformation and about use cases that allow insurers to quickly digitize and optimize their sales channels. Michael Waitze Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia […] The post EP 118…
 
The Asia Insurtech Podcast spoke with Naval Goel, the founder and CEO of Policyx.com. Michael Waitze Hi. This is Michael Waitze. And welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. This is the only podcast in Asia focused on insurance that gives entrepreneurs thought leaders and investors a platform to discuss how technology is reshaping the […] The po…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Rahul Nawab, Practice Leader – Insurance Analytics at EXL about data analytics, digital transformation and how InsurTech is impacting the insurance industry as a whole. Michael Waitze Is that working? Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech podcast. This should […] The…
 
Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze from the Asia InsurTech Podcast and Tunde Salako from Africa InsurTech Rising came together for another episode of Conversations on Emerging Markets. This time the three are discussing alternative forms of distribution. Distribution is one of the hardest codes to crack in micro-insurance and in general insurance …
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast was happy to be joined again by Harshet Lunani, the Founder of Qoala. The first time he was on the show was back in August of 2019 and then he subsequently participated in.a panel discussion about COVID-19 in April 2020. AIP wanted to catch up with Harshet because so much has […] The post EP 115 – Harshet Lunani – Founder…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Thomas Dijohn Senior Vice President Asia Pacific at Dacadoo about living in real time, ecosystems and data analytics. Michael WaitzeHi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. This is the only podcast in Asia focused on insurance that gives entrepreneurs, thought leaders and inve…
 
No slowing down in InsurTech in Asia. Despite the ongoing pandemic we see new funding rounds every month. This time, Hong Kong-based InsurTech Ignatica secured US$7 million in a pre-series A. Listen to our episode with CEO Manuel San Miguel here. In Malaysia, Bolttech continues its expansion across Asia and announced another partnership with Samsun…
 
The majority of developing countries can be found in Africa and Asia. Designing insurance solutions for those markets has its very own challenges but at the same time presents the largest untapped market for insurers. Distribution and payment are just two areas that need to be reinvented in order to work in a developing country […] The post AIP and…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast was catching up with Julie Jung-Eun Kim, the founder and CEO at Smallticket to get an update on how the Korean insurance market has changed over the past two years. Just like in other Asia markets, platforms have attracted new partnerships with insurers and Smallticket is offering insurance coverage to food […] The post E…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Adrit Raha, a co-founder and co-CEO of Symbo, about how InsurTechs can help insurance incumbents to digitize along the value chain. Michael WaitzeHi, this is Michael Waitze and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. This is the only podcast in Asia focused on insurance that gives entrepreneurs, thought […]…
 
We are in the second quarter of 2021 with more exciting InsurTech news. ZA Tech has announced the opening of its Asia Fintech Center (AFC) in Singapore. The Hong Kong-based company said the AFC is dedicated to exploring financial services innovation and helping industry partners in the region to build new products that will accelerate […] The post …
 
Asia InsurTech Podcast had the pleasure of speaking with Sherry Du, a Managing Director of RGAX APAC at Reinsurance Group of America in Hong Kong. We had a great conversation during which we discussed: How access to new data streams can provide better products and services Sherry’s extensive experience in the insurance industry The importance […] T…
 
The Asia IsnurTech Podcast had a roundtable discussion with Romil Turakhia, an Executive Director of Innovation at Candela Labs, Rohit Nambiar, the Group Chief Executive Officer at Tune Protect, and Reid Bailey, the Transformation Director at Bupa. We had a dynamic conversation about how insurers can connect the dots between legacy enterprise syste…
 
The first quarter of 2021 ends with more major InsurTech news. Zhong An Online, China’s first online insurer and InsurTech unicorn, has announced its results for 2020. The insurer ranked 9th for P&C insurers in China and passed breakeven with a reported USD 85MM in profit. FWD has launched an InsurTech and Takafultech accelerator programme […] The …
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Vivek Ramji Iyer, partner and national leader of financial services and risk advisory at Grant Thornton Bharat about how insurers are moving from risk protection to risk prevention. Michael WaitzeHi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia in InsurTech Podcast. This is the only podcast in […] The p…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Rohit Nambiar, the group Chief Executive Officer at Tune Protecy Group about what it takes to be an innovator and what role technology plays. Michael WaitzeOkay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. This is the only podcast in Asia focused […] The post EP 108 – Ro…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Gourab Mukherjee, the CEO at Aktivo Labs about how InsurTechs and HealthTechs can help consumers live a healthier life and avoid lifestyle and chronic desease. Find the transcript of our conversation here: Michael Waitze 0:00Okay, the recorders on Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia […] The…
 
March starts with news from Symbo. The InsurTech secured another funding round and collected $9.4M to expand across India and Southeast Asia. In China, Xiaobangguihua has raised new funding as well. The startup focuses on online insurance sonultation and offer online courses to increase financial literacy. In Hong Kong, OneDegree es expanding beyon…
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Kanpassorn Eix Suriyasangpetch, an army dentist turned tech entrepreneur. She is the CEO and co-founder of OOCA, the anonymous video-call platform to help people go through stigma and help connect with psychiatrists and psychologists through online video call- it’s the first telemedicine that focuses on mental …
 
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Steve Tannason, a co-founder of Amanco.id about what we can learn from social media platforms like TikTok for InsurTech and how Amanco.id is planning to change employee benefits in Indonesia. See the full transcript below: Michael Waitze 0:00Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitzer and welcome back to […] Th…
 
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