Since the end of 2020, French technology companies specializing in insurance have been brought together under a common banner, Insurtech France. Its ambition is to represent and federate French players in Insurtech with the general public, the regulator, public authorities and the ecosystem.
At the origin of this initiative, four founding members. First of all Philippe Mangematin, co-founder and honorary president of Seyna, and Toufik Gozim, CEO of Assurly. They are both presidents of Insurtech France. But also Alexandre Rispal, Chief revenue officer of Assurly and Joël Bassani, CEO of Jinnbee. They are the secretaries of the association.
The insurtech France office is currently made up of the four founding members, accompanied by Pierre Bonodot, Head of Efficiency, support functions financial partnering at Axa Partners (he serves as treasurer) and influencer Nelly Brossard (she is vice- president).
From 25 to 100 members in three months
At the launch, 25 neo-insurances, neo-brokers, service providers and investors responded to “the call of the four”. Among them are Akur8, Avostart, Blackfin, Descartes Underwriting, DriveQuant, Leocare, Lovys, Luko, Monuma, Serena and Zelros.
Since then, 75 new members have joined the association. It is now made up of around sixty insurtechs operating in France and around forty companies that are part of their ecosystem: investment funds, start-up studios, incubators, accelerators, associations and federations in the insurance in France, foreign insurtech associations, insurers, reinsurers, brokers, influencers and consulting firms and service providers.
The first working themes
“In January and February, we interviewed the very first members of the association. What emerges from their expectations is the creation of synergies and partnerships between them. The second need revolves around the exchange of good practices to better communicate , carry out marketing actions and market their offers. The theme of fundraising is also part of the needs expressed, as is international development and the ability to attract talent “, declares Nelly Brossard, vice-president of the association.
During their first monthly meeting in early February, the members defined their first three work themes, the results of which will be shared later:
- How to restore a positive image of insurance
- Ethical data and AI in the service of insurance
- International development
“Our objective is to set up a space for privileged exchanges and projects between players who share a common vision of insurance, namely to put technology at the service of customers, to guarantee them a more competitive, simple, transparent and ethics“, concludes Nelly Brossard.