Simon is the Managing Director of Insurtech Gateway Australia, a global replication of the Insurtech Gateway in London. Insurtech Gateway offers a world first suite of de-risking services to early stage insurtechs, facilitating successful market entry and product-market-fit for the globe’s greatest and most inspiring ideas. The Insurtech Gateway’s services include access to; regulatory permissions, insurance capacity for new products, investment capital, and support from a global team of experts.
Prior to this role, Simon spent 10 years as an industry technician and 4 years as a start-up founder, before co-founding Australia’s not-for-profit peak insurtech body to help drive the Australian insurtech ecosystem forward through local and global connectedness.
09/02/2021 / 15:40 - 16:00
Despite the 15k kilometres of distance between Stockholm and Sydney, the problems of the Insurtech ecosystem in Australia sound more than familiar.
Instead of complaining Simon O’Dell the co-founder of both Insurtech Australia (NGO) and Insurtech Gateway Australia (Accelerator) decided to go a step further. We will reflect on their investments into AI Insurtechs and wonder how a loyalty program from a supermarket chain impacts life insurance premium.
As the ecosystem’s problems sound familiar, maybe it is worth considering to implement similar solutions. Simon invests at one company at the time, supporting Insurtech teams to overcome high barriers to entry while connecting them across the ecosystem on two continents. After opening a second office in London, it feels that it would be high time for Sthlm to be next.