Today, Anna Heim and Alex Wilhelm dug into the EU insurtech market, interviewing European VCs and collating the greatest recent rounds to take the temperature of the waters across the pond:

  • Alex Timm, CEO, Root
  • Dan Preston, CEO, MetroMile
  • Luca Bocchio, partner, Accel
  • Florian Graillot, financier, Astorya.vc
  • Stephen Brittain, director and creator, Insurtech Gateway

Several European-based insurtech start-ups got in unicorn area this year, such as Bought By Numerous, which offers animal insurance; London-based Zego; and Alan, a French start-up that raised a $220 million round.

According to Brittain, EU startups in this sector are “still at the really early stages of innovation,” having just shown “a fraction of what’s possible” in a market that is “as large as banking.” Remarkably, he predicted that AI will play a larger role in the future as business deploy it for fraud detection, enhanced consumer experiences and processing claims faster.

“We are totally expecting the next generation of AI-driven company to unlock real-time risk analysis, pricing and declares resolution in the next couple of years,” he said.

Thanks very much for reading Additional Crunch; I hope you have a safe, relaxing weekend.

Walter Thompson
Senior Editor, TechCrunch
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“The startup investing market is crowded, costly and rapid-fire today as investor work to preempt one another, wishing to release funds into hot companies prior to their competitors,”they write.”The AI start-up market might be even hotter than the average technology niche.” That’s not unexpected. The Exchange was on it.”In the wake of the Microsoft-Nuance deal, The Exchange reported that it would be affordable to expect a much more active and competitive market for AI-powered start-ups,” Alex and Anna note. “Our thesis was that after Redmond dropped almost $20 billion for the AI company, investors would have a fresh incentive to purchase upstarts with an AI focus or strong AI element; exits, especially big transactions, have a method of stimulating investor interest in associated companies.”

Their expectation is becoming a reality: Financiers reported an intense market for AI start-ups.

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Geoffrey Moore’s “Chasm,” a framework for marketing technology items that has actually been one of the canonical foundational ideas to product-market suitable for 3 decades, requires a little bit of an upgrade, Flybridge Capital’s Jeff Bussgang writes.

“I have actually been reflecting on why it is that we venture founders and capitalists keep making the exact same mistake over and over once again– a mistake that has ended up being even more glaring over the last few years,” he composes.

Bussgang goes on to consider the Chasm — — and propose tweaks for thinking about market size in the contemporary era.

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