Plug and Play Event: Innovators Interviews With Jason T. Andrew & Robert McIsaac, EVP of Novarica

Week 6: Robert McIsaac, EVP of Novarica

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with six insurtech innovators and get reflections on their journey in the insurtech ecosystem. What I like about these six is the breadth of perspective that they offer.

These interviews are an opportunity to sit at the feet of a group of innovators including a corporate venture fund, a founder who raised over $70M and then was acquired, a long-time industry veteran broker who is now building a startup, another seasoned C-level insurance executive who is now an analyst and brings other C-level insurance executives to Silicon Valley to learn about innovation.

If you follow us along this six-part journey, you will gain tremendous insights into the challenges of raising money, integrating with an enterprise insurance carrier, what it’s like to get acquired and assimilate a startup into a larger organization, how corporate VCs think about investing and what it really takes to get your startup off the ground.

Robert McIsaac, EVP of Novarica has decades of experience as a CIO at insurance carriers. He now is an executive at an analyst firm that helps startups and carriers connect around digital transformation. He also leads a “Silicon Valley tour” where he brings 20-40 insurance CIOs to learn about innovation, and he has a wealth of insight around what is taking place in the insurtech community.

Thanks for joining us on this tour of interviews. It’s our hope that you gained some new insights into where the insurtech industry is headed and how you can be part of the digital transformation that is happening in the industry at an ever-increasing speed.

–Jason

Plug and Play Event: Innovators Interviews With Jason T. Andrew & Bharat Rajaram, Managing Director of Aflac Ventures

Week 5: Bharat Rajaram, Managing Director of Aflac Ventures

Aflac’s duck is one of the most brilliant branding successes ever. Aflac the company is one of the most well-known brands worldwide. Today, in our fifth in a series of six interviews, we talk with Bharat Rajaram, Managing Director of Aflac Ventures. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with six insurtech innovators and get reflections on their journey in the insurtech ecosystem. What I like about these six is the breadth of perspective that they offer.

These interviews are an opportunity to sit at the feet of a group of innovators including a corporate venture fund, a founder who raised over $70M and then was acquired, a long-time industry veteran broker who is now building a startup, another seasoned C-level insurance executive who is now an analyst and brings other C-level insurance executives to Silicon Valley to learn about innovation.

If you follow us along this six-part journey, you will gain tremendous insights into the challenges of raising money, integrating with an enterprise insurance carrier, what it’s like to get acquired and assimilate a startup into a larger organization, how corporate VCs think about investing and what it really takes to get your startup off the ground.

I have had the privilege of working with Bharat over the past few years as Aflac Ventures invested in both our B and C round. If you are looking to hear the view of a corporate venture firm, you’ll want to watch this interview.

Join us next Thursday to hear our final interview from the Plug N Play event:
Robert McIsaac, EVP of Novarica. Robert has decades of experience as a CIO at insurance carriers. He now is an executive at an analyst firm that helps startups and carriers connect around digital transformation. He also leads a “Silicon Valley tour” where he brings 20-40 insurance CIOs to learn about innovation, and he has a wealth of insight around what is taking place in the insurtech community.

Until next time.

–Jason