Insurtech Unscripted | with Ali Safavi

Insurtech Unscripted | with Ali Safavi

Welcome to COVU's Insurtech Unscripted, the ultimate podcast for insurtech enthusiasts. Join our host, Ali Safavi, as we dive deep into the world of insurtech – from its fascinating past to its current state and the exciting future ahead. This podcast is all about educating and engaging with the insurtech community. We'll be discussing the ins and outs of insurtech, including the valuable insights, the lessons learned, the mistakes made, and the numerous opportunities it presents, particularly from a venture capital perspective. Our aim is to empower you with knowledge and understanding, so you can stay ahead in this dynamic industry. If you're passionate about the innovation and disruption happening in the insurtech space, this podcast is tailor-made for you. So, tune in regularly and be part of the insurtech conversation. Don't miss any episode or update – subscribe to our podcast now! For more information, visit us at Let's embark on this insurtech journey together! 🎙️


December 13, 2023 43 mins

In this Episode 10 of Insurtech Unscripted, Ali Safavi talks about innovations in the market. Did you know that the insurance industry saw its first technology wave back in the 1980s? Today's guest, Amir Kabir, general partner at AV8 and a well-known investor in the InsureTech space, is here to take us on a truly enlightening journey through the evolution of InsureTech. We'll start from the birth of big insurance companie...

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In this Episode 9 of Insurtech Unscripted, Ali Safavi talks about what if the future of insurtech is not about eliminating offline brokers, but empowering them? Prepare to have your perceptions about insurance distribution challenged as we welcome TX-Zhuo, the general partner at Fika Ventures, on our podcast. In a landscape often dominated by digital disruption, he advocates for a unique approach - leveraging artificial intelligenc...

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Join us in this riveting episode 7 of Insurtech Unscripted with Ali Safavi and our guest Charles Birnbaum from Bessemer Venture Partners. Charles sits down to dissect the ins and outs of the insurtech world. Dive deep into the fundamental issues challenging traditional business models and how innovative solutions are turning the tide. We explore emerging risks and the unparalleled opportunities that await for those who dare to vent...

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Welcome to Episode 6 of Insurtech Unscripted,  with Ali Safavi. In this episode, we dive deep into the burgeoning world of insurtech investments, risks, and future trends with none other than Marcus Ryu, an influential figure in the insurtech landscape.

Marcus sheds light on the unprecedented levels of venture capital flowing into the insurtech industry, underscoring the reasons behind this investment boom. He provides ins...

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Our Insurtech Unscripted Episode 5 is out! In this episode Ali Safavi has a chat with Alexander Niehenke, where they explore the exciting reasons why this industry is a prime investment opportunity. Discover the importance of risk knowledge, identifying opportunities, cyber policy, and industry trends in the rapidly evolving insurtech landscape. Gain valuable insights into the fusion of insurance and technology, its potential for g...

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On our episode 4 of Insurtech Unscripted “Is purely digital overrated compared to digital enabled in creating generational companies?" Ali Safavi talks to Rick Zullo about investment solutions, and how being a startup founder of long tale has given him big opportunities. They talk about the digitalization of insurance agencies, startups and much more...

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On this episode Ali talks with Dave about how underwriting has traditionally been a process done manually. However, with the advent of new technologies, underwriting can now be done in an embedded fashion and more quickly. This could help to manage risk and speed up the entire insurance process. How to use data to avoid risk. The startups that came and left the insurance industry, and much more...

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In this podcast Ali Safavi talks to Parker Beauchamp about the industry concerns, insurance agencies adopting technology, the new insurance model on the horizon that offers great potential for both consumers and agencies. Our second episode "A hybrid insurance model is the future"  will give you some insight on  what partnership and independent agencies look forward to. . Listen and learn more about it!


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On this first episode Ali Safavi talks to Eugenio Gonzalez, partner at Plug and Play. In a very interesting chat they go from Insurtech beginnings to the fundraising environment impact on 2023. The wins of embedded insurance, human connection with clients and so many other topics.

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At COVU we believe insurance started as a noble concept – bringing together communitie...

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On this intro episode COVU's CEO Ali Safavi, interviews Tasos Chatzimichailidis COVU's CIE.  They had a great talk about risk solutions, the future of the insurance industry, the gaps, the way to enable the trust, also they give their views on the controversial issues to go to the mass markets. It's a great episode to start this series of podcast to come! 

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