Insurtech NYC

Where New York's insurtech community meets

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For the industry, by the industry

We heard you loud and clear! Following overwhelming popularity of the sold-out inaugural InsurTech NYC event, American Family Ventures and Montoux once again partnered up to bring a reprise evening of insurtech community nurturing and networking to the heart of the city - at WeWork, Bryant Park.

The second iteration of insurtech NYC was another smash hit - we hosted a range of passionate speakers, all sharing their perspectives and insights on technology and innovation in the insurance industry. To view the lineup for our April event, see below. And don't forget to register updates on our next event – planned for late summer.

speaker profiles, april 5 2018

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Co-founder & CEO
PolicyGenius

PolicyGenius is an independent digital insurance company for consumers headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer launched the company with her co-founder Francois de Lame in July 2014 after seeing firsthand the difficulties insurance providers faced reaching today’s digital consumer and decided to develop a solution that would reshape the way consumers learned about and obtained insurance.

Jennifer leads PolicyGenius as one of the few trendsetting female CEOs on the startup scene. She is part of a group of 5% of female startup founders to raise a Series B in 2015 and the only female lead within insurance tech to raise over $20 million in the same year.

Rafael Telahun

Co-Founder & cEO
Zinc Platform

Prior to co-founding Zinc, Rafael was an Investment Professional in the New York office of Sun Capital, a private equity firm with $12 billion of assets under management, where he focused on leveraged buyouts in the consumer and business services sectors. Rafael started his career as an Investment Banker at Citigroup, where he focused on mergers and acquisition in the insurance and financial technology sectors.

Rafael sits on the junior leadership boards of New York based Youth, Inc. and America Needs You, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland where he graduated as a Linda C. Lee Memorial Scholar and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Puneet Bhardwaj

SVP, Digital Analytics
Chubb

Puneet is the SVP, Digital Analytics for Chubb, a global multiline insurance company. In his role, Puneet oversees innovation, data science and emerging technologies as it applies to Chubb group of companies across the globe. Prior to joining Chubb, Puneet played a key role in establishing data science practice at Hamilton Insurance and at AXA insurance. With almost 20 years in insurance industry, Puneet has broad experience in bringing transformation along the entire business value chain using data, technology and analytics.

Puneet holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Marketing.

Lauren Minches

VP, Product & Marketing
Blueprint Income

Lauren is the VP, Product & Marketing for Blueprint Income, a retirement income platform bringing the very first digital Personal Pension to market. Prior to joining Blueprint Income, Lauren spent most of her career at New York Life, working on both life insurance and annuity products in various actuarial capacities including product development and pricing, financial projections, financial reporting, data analytics, and risk management.

Lauren is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a licensed fixed annuity producer. She holds a BS, magna cum laude in Financial Engineering & Operations Research from Columbia University.

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Hosts

Drew Aldrich

Principal, American Family Ventures

Drew has a deep finance background, extensive experience as an advisor and investor in the NYC startup community, and is the NY-based Principal for American Family Ventures.  He focuses on insurance, fintech, Data/AI, and Cyber Security.

Geoffrey Keast

CEO North America, Montoux

Geoffrey is an entrepreneurially minded, execution focussed; product, sales and marketing senior leader. Prior to Montoux, Geoff worked at Fiserv a NASDAQ listed financial services company as the Head of Digital for the EMEA region. He is passionate about digital transformation, automation and building high growth businesses.

december 2017 Event

American Family Ventures and Montoux hosted some of NYC's best and brightest in the sold-out inaugural InsurTech NYC event on December 7, with speakers from Verifly, Haven Life, Unqork and SwissRe sharing their own experiences and insight when it comes to technology in the insurance industry.

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About our Sponsors
InsurTech NYC is brought to you by American Family Ventures, in partnership with Montoux and supported by InsureTech Connect.

American Family Ventures is the corporate venture arm of American Family Insurance. Their aim is to help create category-leading companies that can impact our business and the insurance industry as a whole.

Montoux is the smart way to price life insurance products. With Montoux, product and pricing teams can perform highly detailed, segmented analysis of their key pricing metrics in a fraction of the time they could before, with greater results.

InsureTech Connect is the largest global gathering for insurance innovation and digital transformation. Join 6000+ insurance industry executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from more than 50 countries this October 2-3 at the MGM Las Vegas with special pre-conference sessions begin the afternoon of the 1st. Click here to learn more.

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