W1Forward InsurTech Accelerator

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 […]

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Munich – The Centre Of InsurTech

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, […]

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Tapoly Investor Showcase Event

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 […]

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What makes an InsurTech start-up special?

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 […]

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Tapoly Photo Competition 2017

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 […]

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Why is the sharing economy important?

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 […]

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