London, 8 February 2018 – Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the leading accelerator focused on insurance technology startups and corporate innovation, announces that Tshidi Hagan has been appointed as the new Program Director for London. Tshidi will be responsible for the running of the London InsurTech program, working closely with InsurTech CEO, Sabine VanderLinden. The announcement comes as the team is getting ready to welcome the startups for the beginning of the program on 5th February at RocketSpace in Angel. Find out more about the selected startups here.
Tshidi has been working with the InsurTech family for the last 12 months, both in her role as Advisor in Residence for the London and Hartford InsurTech Hub programs, executing various operational and strategic initiatives, and through her position at Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM), a partner of the London program.
“I have observed a lot of change in the insurance industry over the last couple of years and the new technologies and solutions coming from young InsurTech companies makes it an exciting sector to be in. I am thrilled to be working with Sabine and the whole Startupbootcamp team, as we help grow and develop a new generation of innovative InsurTech startups” says Tshidi.
Tshidi comes from an investment banking and consulting background and as such has developed specialist financial analysis, problem solving and communications skills. Her role at OMEM focused on strategic investments and partnerships with FinTech and InsurTech startups that have the potential to accelerate growth and build insights across OMEM’s existing and prospective markets. Her extensive experience and insight into the corporate world of insurance, as well as having worked closely with the startup community over the last few months, gives her a unique perspective of the InsurTech ecosystem and enables her to add value to all the key stakeholders of Startupbootcamp InsurTech London.
Tshidi will work closely with the London team, its partners, investors, mentors and startups, while InsurTech CEO for Startupbootcamp and Rainmaking, Sabine VanderLinden, works on strengthening relationships within the London and Hartford InsurTech portfolio and expands the program to new locations.
Sabine VanderLinden, CEO of InsurTech, Startupbootcamp and Rainmaking, adds: “We are delighted to have Tshidi take up the position of Program Director in London. InsurTech has become a global phenomenon during the course of the past 24 months and we are excited to be a part of it. Tshidi’s wealth of experience and relationships is a welcome addition to the team, and puts her in a great position to lead the Startupbootcamp InsurTech London program as it enters its third year.”
For more information about the Startupbootcamp InsurTech London program, visit: https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/insurtech-london/
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About Startupbootcamp InsurTech London
Launched in 2015, Startupbootcamp InsurTech is the leading insurance accelerator that focuses on identifying globally-located disruptive and collaborative insurance and technology innovations, and the only program of its kind to attract a wide variety of industry support from multiple international players. Based in London, the program is supported by: The Admiral Group, Allianz, Confused.com, ERGO, HDI, Intesa Sanpaolo, Lloyds Banking Group, L’olivier, LV=, Metropolitan, MJ Hudson, MMI Holdings’ Exponential Ventures, Momentum, Munich Re, Old Mutual, PwC, Route66 Ventures, Scottish Widows, Swiss Re, Talanx, Tryg, UnipolSai, XL Catlin, and Zurich. For more information visit: https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/insurtech-london/
Startupbootcamp InsurTech is part of Startupbootcamp, the award-winning global network of industry-focused accelerator programs, and home of Hartford InsurTech Hub. With 20+ programs in Europe, Asia, North & South America, MENA & Africa, selected startups gain access to the most relevant mentors, partners and investors in their industry. For more information visit: https://www.startupbootcamp.org/