VCs Hot on Insurance

At a panel at The Economist Finance Disrupted conference held in London, three out of four venture capitalists mentioned insurance as an area of most interest to them according to Business Insider; Timo Dreger, managing director at Apeiron Investment Group stated: “Right now we are looking at insurtech. It’s for sure the hottest thing in 2016 and for sure the hottest thing this year too. The answer is pretty easy why. In the whole insurance industry, there’s a lack of innovation and the user experience is pretty horrible.”; while there has been a lot of innovation in the US, there are several notable insurtech startups across Europe; in the US, Oscar, an online health insurance company has raised $700 million.  Source