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Combating climate change – the role of insurtech
Insurance companies are on the front lines of climate change, with the number of natural disasters increasing fivefold over the past 50 years, according to estimates by the World Meteorological Organization. Startups may well have part of the answer to tackling climate change — both in helping mitigate problems and helping insurance companies monitor and calculate new risks. What should corporations be investing in to make sure they are ready? Join our webinar to get the inside view from insurance investors and insurtech startups.

Audience members will be invited to submit questions via the Q&A function on the Zoom webinar platform.

Oct 12, 2022 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Kaloyan Andonov
Analyst & Reporter @Global Corporate Venturing
Steve Bernardez
Partner @Avanta Ventures
Steve is a Partner at Avanta Ventures. Steve’s investment areas of focus include Mobility, InsurTech, AI, IoT/Connected Home and distributed ledger technology. Prior to Avanta Ventures, Steve was a Partner at ONSET Ventures focusing on early stage B2B software in the enterprise SaaS application, AI/analytics, and cybersecurity spaces. Over his twelve years with ONSET, Steve worked at the board level alongside passionate entrepreneurs at over twenty startups, helping to craft lasting business models, forge strategic partnerships, and exit profitably. Steve came to ONSET Ventures from Microsoft, where he insourced innovation by building relationships with the venture capital community and venture-backed software startups. Before Microsoft, Steve led business development at ecommerce search startup Mercado Software (acquired by Omniture), was a strategy consultant at Accenture, a research analyst at Bailard, and a Eurobond hedging desk clerk at Citibank London.
Peter Ortez
Senior Associate @Munich Re
Peter Ortez joined Munich Re Ventures in 2019 and focuses on investments in the transportation and climate tech sector, with a particular focuses on science and technology-driven companies. Peter serves as a board observer in MRV’s two space investments, Okapi Orbits and Orbit Fab, and supports several of MRV’s climate tech investments, including Salient Technologies, Zanskar, and Twelve. Peter holds an SB in aerospace engineering from MIT and earned an MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. During business school Peter spent time investing in deep tech companies at DCVC, and previously was a management consultant focused on disruptive technologies within the aerospace and defense industry.
Kevin Stein
Founder & CEO @Delos Insurance
Maija Palmer
Editor @Global Corporate Venturing
Maija Palmer is the editor of Global Corporate Venturing. She was previously a founding journalist and Innovation Editor at Sifted, the FT-backed media site focused on the European startup economy. Prior to that she had a 20-year career at the Financial Times, including roles as European Technology Correspondent and Deputy Editor of Special Reports. Maija was one of the journalist team helping build up FT.com in the early 2000s and later helped set up the FT's social media team.