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AI and Star Wars

Artificial Intelligence #AI: Your New Digital Overlord in 2023?

Artificial Intelligence: Your New Digital Overlord? What movie did you watch over and over as a kid?  For me, it was Star Wars.  I remember going to the theater and watching it probably 3 times in a row, and doing that for many weeks in a row.  I was fascinated...

Insurtech: Shawshank or the wolf of wall street

Insurtechs 2Q23: The Shawshank Redemption or The Big Short?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My daughter, Hadar, the overachiever, managed to cram a 4-year college degree into just one year. It's like she had a time-turner from Harry Potter. On top of that, she became an EMT, CPR Instructor, and continued lifeguarding. Why? To fund her love affair with fast food. (Honestly, who can...

Hogan's Heros

Insurtech Vesttoo’s July 2023 Rapid Rise and Fall: A Cautionary Tale

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As a kid, I loved watching Hogan’s Heros.  There are so many funny episodes, I couldn’t choose one to highlight here.  The show was set in a German POW camp during World War II and followed the antics of a group of Allied prisoners led by Colonel Robert Hogan....

12 Month Trailing Insurtech Results

1Q2023 Results: The Insurtech Rollercoaster: Riding the Waves of Innovation and Challenge

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During my school years, the staple lunch was often a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (although I personally preferred PBJ + Cheddar Cheese). The sandwich didn't require refrigeration, and while it could be gooey and messy at times, it was generally always tasty. The insurtech results bear a resemblance to...

The illusion of #insurtechs

Old is Gold: The timeless appeal of small carriers and brokers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This week I was reminded that new isn’t always better.  There is a reason Richard Simmons was “Sweatin to the Oldies.” In the rapidly evolving world of technology and digitalization, it's easy to get swept up in the excitement of innovation and the allure of new-age insurance companies. The cutting-edge features and seamless...

How ChatGPT Can Help You Sell More Insurance Than a Talking Gecko in 2023

Summary  ChatGPT is the latest in a line of generational AI that is set to revolutionize the way we interact with machines. It uses natural language processing to understand and respond to customer queries in real-time. It can help streamline your internal processes, such as claims management, and policy underwriting,...

Tip O'Neill

Onward and Skyward: Our first IPO and Insurtech 2022 in review

Happy New Year. 2022 seems to have been somewhat of a watershed year for Insurance as a whole and especially the Insurtech ecosystem.  But our industry pales in comparison to the craziness we have been witnessing over the past week with the 15 votes it took to get the next...