42. US startup special

38min listen

Sarah is joined by Sam Maule in this special episode in which we bring you three interviews with some of the most interesting players on the American insurtech scene! Today we will hear from Quentin Coolen from Waffle, Ryan Rugg from R3 Corda and Rashmi Melgiri from CoverWallet! We hope you enjoy these interviews as much as we enjoyed recording them!

In today's episode, we bring you three incredible interviews with some of the most interesting players on the American Insurtech start-up scene!

First up, Sam Maule sits down with Quentin Coolen from Waffle! Waffle is an insurtech company that offers one insurance policy that covers, well, basically everything. At least what you need, including your friends and your family. What about the name; Waffle... insurance? Quentin explains how the name came about, and, spoiler alert, it has nothing to do with him being Belgian! Also, how do you change the industry and people's views on insurance? (01:05)

Next up, Sam talks to Ryan Rugg from R3 Corda! Sam and Ryan talk about how R3 Corda was built by its members for its members and how insurance is going through a digital transformation. Ryan also shares what it was that took her from the investment industry in to the insurtech scene, and why she finds blockchain technology so interesting! And last but not least: Mark Zuckerberg should have dinner with Ryan and learn from her views and ideas on data security. (12:59)

Last but not least, Sarah speaks to Rashmi Melgiri, Co-founder of CoverWallet! Rashmi tells us the origin story of CoverWallet and how Rashmi and her co-founder have had a long dream to re-invent the distribution of small business insurance. Also, when moving in to the European market, how much did they have to change their product? (24.12)

All that and much more on this week's episode of Insurtech Insider.

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This episode of Insurtech Insider was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Quentin Coolen, Rashmi Melgiri, and Ryan Rugg.

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