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Ep 226 – Accelerant Chief Consultant, Heather Wentworth

FNO: InsureTech

Release Date: 07/21/2023

Ep 249: Co-Founder and CEO of Whisker Labs, Bob Marshall  show art Ep 249: Co-Founder and CEO of Whisker Labs, Bob Marshall

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Rob and Lee welcome in Bob Marshall, Co-Founder and CEO of Whisker Labs. Bob talks about their flagship solution, Ting, which draws on decades of electromagnetic and atmospheric sensor technology to protect communities and prevent electrical fires, while also monitoring the resiliency and safety of the U.S. electrical grid. Bob shares more about the many ways Ting is taking the relationship with insurers to a new level while also gaining valuable insights. He highlights some real case studies where Ting has helped to save homes, and explains the rewarding impact of their work.   ...

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Ep 248: Co-Founder and President of Chrp Technologies, Chin Ma  show art Ep 248: Co-Founder and President of Chrp Technologies, Chin Ma

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This episode features Chin Ma, Co-Founder and President at Chrp Technologies, a fascinating technology that allows underwriters insight into the home of the insured and to reduce losses. Chin talks about how Chrp was created and explains how the technology helps to underwrite accurately and get the insured involved in the process, providing help where it’s needed.    Learn More:   What You’ll Hear In This Episode: [6:40] What is Chrp, and how did they build the technology?  [9:32] What was the problem that Chin’s partner and Chrp founder Micah set out to...

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Ep 247: CEO and Co-Founder of SnapRefund, Cody Eddings show art Ep 247: CEO and Co-Founder of SnapRefund, Cody Eddings

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Rob and Lee are joined by Cody Eddings, CEO and Co-Founder of SnapRefund. Cody first shares the story of founding SnapRefund in Philadelphia and taking the company through accelerators like TechStars. Cody also reflects on the validation of winning the State Farm pitch competition at ITC, and details how SnapRefund’s technology works to streamline and simplify the insurance claims process through automation and digital payments.    Learn More:   What You’ll Hear In This Episode: [9:29] Cody shares the origin behind SnapRefund.  [9:48] The growing startup scene in...

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Ep 246: CEO and Founder of Charlee.AI, Sri Ramaswamy show art Ep 246: CEO and Founder of Charlee.AI, Sri Ramaswamy

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It’s all about AI this week as Rob and Lee welcome Sri Ramaswamy, Founder and CEO of Charlee.AI. Sri talks about her journey into artificial intelligence, and how it’s evolved over the course of a decade and growing interest in AI within the industry. She shares more about the capabilities of Charlee, a trained model for insurance, and highlights the significance of using data in the right way to get accurate results. Sri talks more about Charlee’s technology and how it can help identify and prioritize fraudulent claims. Learn More:   What You’ll Hear In This Episode:...

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Ep 245: CEO and Co-Founder of Betterview, David Lyman  show art Ep 245: CEO and Co-Founder of Betterview, David Lyman

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The cat is out of the bag! Nearmap acquired Betterview, and Rob and Lee have brought Co-Founder and CEO David Lyman on to tell us all about the big news. David talks about the critical pivot that led Betterview to where they are today, and the lessons learned about falling in love with the problem instead of the solution. David shares more behind the details of the acquisition, and what we can expect as the capabilities of both companies come together. Learn More:   What You’ll Hear In This Episode: [5:42] David walks us down memory lane on his background in technology, how he met...

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Ep. 244: CEO and Founder of Loveland Innovations, Jim Loveland show art Ep. 244: CEO and Founder of Loveland Innovations, Jim Loveland

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Rob and Lee welcome the luminary InsurTech legend, Jim Loveland, CEO and Founder of Loveland Innovations. In this episode, Jim takes us on a journey through the genesis of Loveland, sharing the evolution of both their software and cloud-based technology, and how they have evolved over the years in their solar, roofing and insurance verticals. Jim talks about pivotal moments throughout the way, including when Loveland realized the true potential of drones and new technologies in inspections, the importance of proper AI model training, and what’s next for Loveland in 2024 and beyond. He also...

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Ep. 243: General Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures, Martha Notaras show art Ep. 243: General Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures, Martha Notaras

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Rob and Lee are joined by the insightful Martha Notaras, General Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures. Martha goes into detail about her eight predictions for InsurTech in 2024. She talks about leveraging technology to enhance efficiency within the insurance industry and how we can best explore the benefits and challenges posed by AI. Martha discusses cutting-edge innovations surrounding data and sheds light on the profound impact of climate change on the dynamic landscape of the insurance sector. At the end of the episode, Martha talks about what InsurTech 3.0 would look like to her, and what else...

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Ep. 242: From the Vault: AM Best Interviews FNO: InsureTech show art Ep. 242: From the Vault: AM Best Interviews FNO: InsureTech

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We wish our listeners a wonderful and prosperous new year! As Rob and Lee continue their holiday break, we bring you another episode from the FNO: InsureTech audio vault. Hosts Rob and Lee had the pleasure of speaking with AM Best TV's Lee McDonald earlier this year, discussing the founding, growth and development of the FNO: InsureTech podcast. With over 200 episodes and counting, Lee and Rob are excited to continue the journey of sharing insuretech with listeners. Check out the interview in video: https://lnkd.in/gnXP-z97

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Ep. 241: From the Vault: VOOM Insurance Co-founder & CEO, Tomer Kashi show art Ep. 241: From the Vault: VOOM Insurance Co-founder & CEO, Tomer Kashi

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The FNO: InsureTech team is enjoying a well-deserved holiday break. Before taking off to spend time with their families, Rob and Lee select some great episodes from the FNO: InsureTech Vault to share with you over the next few weeks. VOOM is a pioneering insuretech company developing advanced insurance products for emerging mobility segments. They offer digital, on-demand insurance for a wide range of vehicles from drones and light planes to motorcycles, e-scooters, and contemporary fleets. Rob and Tomer Kashi, CEO and Co-founder of VOOM Insurance, delve into the journey of VOOM over the past...

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Ep 240: CEO & Co-founder of Clearcover, Kyle Nakatsuji  show art Ep 240: CEO & Co-founder of Clearcover, Kyle Nakatsuji

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This week, Rob and Lee welcome back Kyle Nakatsuji, the insightful CEO and Co-founder of Clearcover Insurance. Kicking off with some football banter, Kyle shares some great life lessons drawn from his playing days. Exploring more of the “why” behind Clearcover's approach, Kyle discusses the notable changes the company has undergone in recent years. He provides a deeper understanding of the market dynamics and the significance of maintaining boldness and courage, detailing how calculated risks contribute to building something extraordinary in a challenging environment. Then, before the...

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Catch the latest episode of FNO: InsureTech where hosts Rob and Lee chat with Heather Wentworth, Chief Consultant at Accelerant.

Discover how Accelerant's expert team, innovative technology, and dynamic analytics are revolutionizing specialty underwriting for profitable growth. Heather also shares insights from her previous role as Chief Data Officer.

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Join us for a deep dive into the future of insuretech!