Tshidi Hagan is the Programme Director of SBC CoLab InsurTech/ CoLab (a
corporate-scaleup collaboration programme designed by the leading architect of
world-class innovation programs for (re)insurers, Startupbootcamp InsurTech).
CoLab’s goal is to support the insurance industry to solve concrete business problems
by partnering with mature ventures whose propositions leverage cutting edge
technologies to deliver commercial results.
Tshidi has been instrumental in shaping CoLab and as a result, several leading
insurers have signed on as corporate partners since CoLab’s launch in September
2018. Furthermore, 2 cohorts (comprising 9 companies) have had an opportunity to
collaborate with the corporates in designing solutions to address existing business
problems. Subsequently, some of these solutions which will be further validated in
commercial pilots over the next 6 months. Prior to CoLab, she led the impactful
acceleration of Startupbootcamp InsurTech’s third cohort in London and less than a
year on one portfolio company has announced a significant seed round while another
is delivering a trial of its service with real clients.
Previously, Tshidi was an investment professional working for Old Mutual Emerging
Market’s (“OMEM’s”) Africa Strategic Investment Fund. In this role, she focused on
Strategic Investments and Partnerships particularly in FinTech and InsurTech
ventures with the potential to accelerate growth and build insights and future options
for OMEM’s existing and target markets. She was also involved in M&A origination
and execution as well as the strategic review of businesses across the OMEM Group.
Tshidi has over ten years’ experience executing financial advisory and investment
assignments worth over $2.5 billion across multiple sectors including construction,
financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, manufacturing and mining.