December 2017

HUmble beginnings

The first ever Insurtech NYC was in December of 2017, and right from the start we knew we'd hit on something the industry was hankering for. In NYC the insurtech community was clearly thriving, but there were very few platforms available for founders, funders and incumbents to network and hear from some industry leaders about the huge changes afoot. This meant we had an active, engaged group of people coming in to pack out the space from day one.

December 2017 Speakers

Yaron Ben-Zvi


Haven Life

Yaron is responsible for the overall vision of Haven Life. He has a background in financial services startups - having founded two other startups before Haven Life. Prior to that, Yaron served as a key team member for BuzzMetrics, which later became part of The Nielsen Company. Yaron graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in marketing and received his BA from Wesleyan University.

Jay Bregman



Jay is the Founder and CEO of Verifly. Prior to that he founded Hailo, Europe’s largest taxi app, after raising over $100mm from Union Square Ventures, Richard Branson, and others. Hailo was sold to Daimler Mercedes-Benz and now operates under the MyTaxi brand. Jay holds an MSc with merit from the London School of Economics and a BA from Dartmouth where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Gary Hoberman



Gary is a finance and tech industry chief executive and has been innovating and bringing to market transformative solutions for top financial institutions for 24 years. Most recently, Gary was Executive Vice President and Global CIO for MetLife, overseeing technology across 47 countries. Unqork is Gary’s 8th patent.

Chris Behling

Head of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances


Chris  joined Swiss Re in April, 2017 as Head of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances within the Life & Health Division. In this role, Chris oversees current and future partnerships intended to help insurance clients penetrate new markets and demographics with the goal of closing the $10 trillion coverage gap in the US. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Chris worked at AXA where he lead National Accounts, Business Development, Specialty Markets and Sales Operations for AXA's US life business.

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