The Sharing and Gig Economy – Insurtechs leading the new frontier
5th March 2020, 9.00am – 12pm
Hoxton Southwark, 40 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8PB.
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The Sharing and Gig Economy - Insurtechs leading the new frontier

How are early stage insurtechs enabling insurers to tap into the gig and sharing economy? How can we create disruptive new business opportunities in previously uninsured markets?

Join FinTech Global and Insurtech Gateway on March 5th following on from Global InsurTech Summit (March 3rd).

Venue: Hoxton Southwark, 40 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8PB.

Time: 9:00-12:00

Topics to be discussed:

  • The opportunity and social challenge.
  • Why now? What is driving this?
  • Opportunity for insurance.
  • Internal champions: Overcoming internal blocks to make it happen.


  • An insurance professional, interested in the emerging opportunities within new economies.
  • An active investor interested in the future role of insurtech within the gig or sharing economy.
  • A pre-seed insurtech focused on building a solution for a new economy.

This event is the place where active players can meet, share ideas and shape the next generation.

Some of the fastest growing sharing and gig economy insurtechs and platforms will share how they have shaped their business so far, and how they plan to scale.

Bring your challenges, opportunities and fellow disruptors. We hope to connect and inspire you to solve current problems and form new ventures together.


09:00 Arrival coffee, breakfast & networking

09:30 Emerging opportunities: Why is disruption vital for the progression of the insurance sector? We dig into the opportunities and challenges faced when working at the disruptive frontier of previously uninsured markets.

Stephen Brittain, Co-Founder, Insurtech Gateway

09:45 Spotlight on gig economy & gig platforms: Currently there are over 5m freelancers in the UK, 11m in EU and 62m in USA. Every report and statistic predicts continued and significant growth, with many suggesting that by 2030 freelancers will make up the majority of the workforce in all three regions. Hear the story of how Collective Benefits are building benefits and protections fit for the gig economy. And how they are working with gig platforms to tap into this underserved market.

Anthony Beilin, CEO, Collective Benefits
Anas Nader, CEO of Patchwork

10:10 Spotlight on peer-to-peer (property): The peer-to-peer economy has disrupted deep tracts of the mainstream economy. Millions of people are now using it to provide a secondary, or even primary, income. Hear the story of how GUARDHOG is bringing trust to the sharing economy.

Andrew Bolt, Co-Founder, GUARDHOG

10:25 Spotlight on peer-to-peer (motor): Hear the story of how a community focused motorbike sharing platform, partnered with Insurers all across Europe. The moment they discovered insurance was critical in growing his peer-to-peer platform their business model changed.

Michel Peters, Advisory Board Member, Motoshare

10:40 Networking & refreshments

12:00 Close


The only FCA authorised independent incubator + fund, the Insurtech Gateway is the fastest place to build and launch an insurtech idea.

The insurance industry has so many barriers to entry, founders often run out of energy and money just trying to get in. The Gateway is a one-stop-shop for founders, where they can get underwriting paper, investment capital and advice on how to design and build their startup, all surrounded by great insurance partners. The Gateway fund supports the portfolio post incubation, to Series A and beyond.

Insurers often struggle to innovate within their own businesses, the Gateway enable insurers to do this in a safe environment. They facilitate insurers, technology partners and insurtechs to get to know each other and work together, over the whole duration of building a business.

The Gateway would like to meet early-stage founders with game-changing ideas or products, and progressive (re)insurers who are interested in collaboration.

Twitter: @Ideas_Gateway
LinkedIn: InsurTech Gateway

Hear our guest speakers explore the key questions below:

    • How is parametric technology shaping the industry?
    • What does the future of mobility look like?
    • Is InsurTech ready to start making big changes in the social impact space?
    • What are the challenges and tribulations early-stage InsurTechs face?
    • Who and what is out there helping early-stage InsurTechs overcome these challenges?
    • What’s the biggest challenge VCs regularly face in working with early-stage InsurTechs?
    • How can different supporting actors work together?
    • How do you differentiate yourself as an investor?
    • What’s the biggest challenge insurers regularly face in working with early-stage InsurTechs?
    • What are the factors to determining potential InsurTech winners and what are secretes to successful early stage investments?

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