W1Forward InsurTech Accelerator
Munich – The Centre Of InsurTech
W1Forward InsurTech Accelerator, led by WERK1, is based in Munich and provides a strong foundation for selected startups. The program is sponsored by twelve insurers and reinsurers: Allianz, ADAC, ARAG, die Bayerische, Generali, HUK-Coburg, LV1871, Munich RE, Nürnberger, Swiss Re, VKB and WWK. It is one of very few accelerators in Europe that offers a […]
Insurance for Freelancers, Contractors and SME, here is a list of must haves!
Over the last two years, Munich has become a hotspot for insurtech start-ups. Partly because of the high presence of world leading insurers, and partly because of the support of the local government and co-operation between insurers and reinsurers to create the ecosystems that support innovation. Until recently, London was the European leader of insurtech, […]
Tapoly Investor Showcase Event
Up until recently, I was working for a company where all my insurance was taken care of. It was not until I started working for myself and needed to source my own insurance that I realised how long it would take to fill in all the forms and how much it would cost me. Virtually everyone […]
What makes an InsurTech start-up special?
On the 12th May we held our first Investor Showcase presenting Tapoly to key industry investors. Hosted by New Finance at the offices of Browne Jacobson, in the prestigious Bevis Marks building, we had spectacular views across London on what turned out to be a beautifully warm spring day. Our CEO Janthana presented our mission […]
Tapoly Photo Competition 2017
This month Tapoly had the opportunity to meet Jonathan Howe, Global Insurtech Leader at PwC, at the FCA Project Innovate. He has spent over 20 years advising the insurance industry. We asked him some questions about what makes insurtech so hot for investors, what a good business proposition looks like, and how insurtech start-ups can […]
Why is the sharing economy important?
How would you like one of your photos to be seen by thousands of people and to win a £100 voucher for a retailer of your choice? We are looking for unique photos that we can use on our website, social channels and in promotional material. We would like you to submit one or more […]
You may be wondering what the sharing economy is. In this context, it refers to a general trend away from buying and selling assets towards renting and borrowing them instead. The most well-known examples of this are Airbnb and Uber, which allow people to make money from their spare rooms and their cars. These days […]