The INSURTECH Book — the handbook for investors, entrepreneurs and fintech visionaries.

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SABINE L. B. VANDERLINDEN is the CEO and Managing Director of Startupbootcamp InsurTech, Europe’s leading early-stage and independent accelerator for insurance technology startups, and Rainmaking’s corporate innovation and growth venture focused on the insurance and InsurTech spaces.

Shan M. Millie


SHÂN M. MILLIE specialises in practical Innovation primarily for firms and high-performing individuals in Insurance/InsurTech, focusing on Design & Incubation, Business StoryTelling and coaching. She founded Bright Blue Hare in 2016, and is Founding Associate of London Market growth and business performance specialists, GreenKite.


NICOLE ANDERSON is a multiple time technology entrepreneur and an innovation thought leader who is passionate about technology business models that are challenging the status quo and provide greater inclusion for people globally, focused on emerging technologies and emerging markets.

Susanne Chishti

Susanne Chishti

SUSANNE CHISHTI is the Founder and CEO of FINTECH Circle and the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading peer-to-peer learning platform providing in-person and online courses across fintech enterprise innovation, wealthtech, insurtech, artificial intelligence and blockchain applications in finance, crypto-currencies and startup methodologies. As Co-Editor of the global Bestseller The FINTECH Book, she has been selected as a “City Innovator – Inspirational Woman” in 2016 and one of the top 100 fintech influencers globally in 2019 after working for 14 years across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Accenture in London and Hong Kong.

About this book

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The InsurTech Book offers essential updates, critical thinking and actionable insight — globally — from start-ups, incumbents, investors, tech companies, advisors and other partners in this evolving ecosystem, in one volume. For some, Insurance is either facing an existential threat; for others, it is a sector on the brink of transforming itself. Either way, business models, value chains, customer understanding and engagement, organisational structures and even what Insurance is for, is never going to be the same. Be informed, be part of it.

  • Learn from diverse experiences, mindsets and applications of technologies

  • Discover new ways of defining and grasping growth opportunities

  • Get the inside track from innovators, disruptors and incumbents

  • Be updated on the evolution of InsurTech, why it is happening and how it will evolve

  • Explore visions of the future of Insurance to help shape yours

Table of contents

1. What is InsurTech

2. InsurTech – Now & Next

3. The Founder’s Journey

4. Internationalising InsurTech

5. Collaborative Innovation: Observe-Partner- Invest

6. Value Chain

7. Business Models

8. You Said Tech

9. InsurTech Futures

“InsurTech is on the brink of changing our industry, from the inside and the outside. Never before has it been more important to understand the ideas, trends and drivers behind the insurance digital revolution. The InsurTech Book has a big role to play in helping us build our knowledge base and expand our sense of the possible.”

Huw Evans Director General at Association of British Insurers

“The insurance industry talks a good game about InsurTech but the follow up or delivery isn’t always there. But it needs to be as this great profession of ours is facing a genuine existential crisis. Our traditional ways of working and servicing our customers are becoming increasingly irrelevant. So it is encouraging to see so many people engaging with the necessity for change in this book.”

Amanda Blanc Group CEO at Axa UK

“InsurTech is rising and will transform the insurance industry, forcing incumbents to adapt. But to adapt we first need to know and understand the ecosystem – which is why The InsurTech Book is required reading. Ecosystems matter. Partnerships are key. It’s the future of insurance. The book understands that the InsurTech startups are the agent of change needed in transforming our business models.”

Zia Zaman Chief Innovation Officer at MetLife Asia

Richard Turrin

“It was the experience writing for The InsurTECH book that inspired me to start on my book on Innovation Labs and I am forever grateful to Susanne and Sabine! I don’t know how many other authors have been inspired by their work on the FinTECH/InsurTECH/WealthTECH series but I’m sure more than a few first found their writers voice working on these projects.”

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