How to Invest in IoT + Insurance Startups


The Internet of Insurance conference was held this Tuesday, September 27 in New York, where the IoTC's Joseph Tam moderated a panel discussion on "IoT start-up investment – Key strategies to avoid making rookie mistakes." The panel of esteemed speakers featured IoTC member Roel Peeters of Roost as well as seasoned "InsurTech" investors and VC veterans including Dan Reed of American Family Ventures, Georg Schwegler of Transamerica Ventures and Victor Pascucci of Munich Re/ HSB Ventures. In a discussion filled with valuable advice on creating successful investment partnerships between IoT startups and insurance companies, the panelists also spoke of the unique market forces that are driving the surge in such activity -- totaling $2.12 billion in investment since 2010 and growing 9X in 2015 alone. The IoTC was honored to help foster and lead insightful dialogue on the growing alliance between IoT and insurance.