Technology investment activity still continues to be made at record levels. VCs are likely to focus on establishing specific InsurTech funds, while insurers continue to develop their disruptive technology investment arms, looking to target InsurTechs and other technology businesses which may complement wider business strategies and increase institutional know-how. Disruptive technologies have also provided alternative forms of fundraising, including peer-to-peer and raising funds in cryptocurrencies digital assets. Start-up capital tables are getting increasingly complex – as are the side letters accompanying seed and early series funding rounds - as usually longer term exit buyers look to invest at an earlier stage.
A version of this article was published in Insurance Day on January 10, 2019. 2019 Informa plc.