Laka has officially been shortlisted for The Insurance Start-Up Award! In the 2018 Insurance Post British Insurance Awards! Great to be placed with some other great start-ups! See you at the awards.
You’ve got some miles under your belt, and now you’re ready to attempt something a little more adventurous? Britain might not seem very big on the map, but there are still plenty of exciting roads and places to see – and they always look very different from a bicycle. How about tackling a two-day adventure
Ida Axling interviews CEO Tobias Taupitz on how brokers can benefit from InsurTech.
Cycling Weekly mentions Laka in their helpful bicycle insurance guide.”It’s vital to spend some time ensuring that your bike is protected”.
“This is insurance the way it should be and I LOVE it.” Read this very insightful blog post by Founder of The MAMIL. Read his review on Laka insurance and why it is so great to be part of the Laka community.
Zurich announced the UK Innovation Foundry which will build on a central principle of Zurich’s global strategy. This strategy will be fostering an innovative culture and wil be a permanent fixture for all organizations that want to stay relevant. Examples in the UK include the Zurich’s partnership with Laka.
It’s been close to 5 weeks since we launched with our genuinely new way to insure cyclists most favored possessions: their bikes. As a reminder, Laka groups avid cyclists and splits the claims cost among them up to a cap. To keep the approach fair and transparent, we will never take more than we need
Winter is the time of year when you’re most likely to wind up in the garage with your woolly hat on avoiding the ice and cursing the British weather. Here are some top tips to make sure you enjoy your time on the turbo and emerge in the spring a faster stronger athlete. Do’s 1.
“Financial technology start-up Laka has launched a cycle insurance policy like no other” BikeBiz journalist Carlton Reid discusses Laka’s disruptive new bicycle insurance model.
David White, head of retail management at Zurich concludes: “Innovation is an often-over-used word but Laka is one of the very few insurtechs doing something genuinely exciting and disruptive. We look forward to working with Laka in the future as they expand their proposition further.”
It has been almost a year since we joined Startupbootcamp InsurTech with not a single line of code, a mocked-up customer journey and a bold mission. We met with numerous insurers and the reactions could not have been more different. Some were in denial that the insurance landscape is changing, others did not have the
“I believed in Laka so much, that I decided to reinvest my earnings into the company. My hate for insurance companies had turned into a love for Laka”. It started with a coffee (actually a hot chocolate, I never did get used to drinking coffee). Catching up with an old colleague from Barclays.
“Penny drops. I love it. I get it. Now I can sell it. Of course, they don’t need help now, they are doing just fine. If only I’d listened harder…” Founder of Honestonions.com Anna Lisa-Wesley interviews Laka Co-Founder Ben Allen on the re-brand.
This is our journey on how we went from an insurance intermediary with a novel business model to protecting people’s unique feelings. For us Insure A Thing has always been a working title. Something that grows on you due to its descriptiveness, while being a nightmare in terms of consumer branding and messaging. How do
ABI lead on Digital and Tech Matt Cullen interview the leaders of exciting InsurTech businesses and innovation leaders. This week the InsurTech spotlight is on our very own Founder and CEO Tobias Taupitz.
Law firm Simmons & Simmons announced Laka as one of the chosen the start-up businesses to become the second cohort of recipients of support through the Simmons & Simmons FinTech Fund.
“Insure A Thing is one of the very few InsurTechs doing something genuinely disruptive”. Consultant at Oxbow Partners George Hanks shares Oxbow Partners view on Insure A Thing. Outlining how Insure A Thing will be a game-changer for non-UK territories and is a disruptive business model.
We are proud to announce out of 77 applicants we have been selected into the FCA Regulatory sandbox cohort 2 to test our novel proposition in the UK market.
“One of the most interesting ideas I’ve heard so far […].” Consumer campaigner and financial journalist James Daley mentions Insure A Thing aligning with consumers interests. Helping overcome the biggest risk consumers face in personal finance, which is not mis-selling but mis-buying.
You may have noticed that I refrained from publishing a post on our SBC experience recently. This was in part because things are getting real at Startupbootcamp and time gets increasingly scarce and partly quality over quantity 😉 First things first, I mentioned in my last post that I will tell you a few things
Stealth mode is for deeply funded start-ups. Since we are bootstrapping, why not tell you what’s happening at Insure A Thing along the way? The good, the bad and the ugly. In return, I would like to ask for your help. Your help to resolve the conflict of interest that exists in today’s insurance products
A lot has been written about the value of accelerator programs; and yet I decided to add to the rich list of articles and publish some thoughts. This series aims to provide a weekly inside view from the Startupbootcamp InsurTech accelerator program we have joined on January 17th. Brace yourselves for some first-hand insights. +++
In the first instalment of this blog post, I described the state of the insurance industry, the inherent conflict of interest between customer and insurer, and a general reluctance to deviate too far from the known path (link). As a customer, I am looking for a partner in crime. Someone who is genuinely interested in
In my previous role at Barclays Investment Bank, I got to work with leading insurers and FinTech companies, shaping their future strategy through mergers & acquisitions (read more on my moves in and out of FIG M&A here). What became abundantly clear was that in the thriving FinTech sector, existing business models are constantly being