Insurtech NY, the largest insurtech community in the New York area, this week announced the 22 growth-stage startups to join their 2020 accelerator cohort.
The programme aims to identify insurtech talent from across the sector, to connect the most exciting insurtechs to the NYC insurance ecosystem, and to improve access to investment.
In a cohort that is - quite expectedly - largely US-based, Honcho is one of just two insurtechs representing the UK within the Insurtech NY 2020 programme, a superb achievement for us and recognition on a global scale of the innovation that we are bringing to the insurance world and our potential way beyond the UK.
Talking about our inclusion, Honcho CEO Gavin Sewell said:
We’re incredibly excited to have won a place on the Insurtech NY Growth Accelerator, which comes as we are increasingly gaining international visibility, and serves to reflect the global potential of the Honcho platform.
Insurtech NY have fantastic connections across the insurance industry in the US and we look forward to the access and insight the programme will bring to senior leaders at US insurers, re-insurers, VCs and advisors. We are proud to have been only one of 2 UK insurtechs to be selected to this prestigious programme.
Here’s the 22 insurtechs selected to join the Insurtech NY 2020 cohort:
Both of the UK-based insurtechs selected to join the programme - Honcho and Guardhog - are investees of specialist insurtech investors Insurtech Gateway. Richard Chattock, CEO of Insurtech Gateway, is understandably very proud of the impact that we are making overseas:
Congratulations Honcho and GUARDHOG. Great to see that both of the UK companies chosen to join Insurtech NY 2020 cohort are in the Gateway family.
Honcho are a founding member of Insurtech UK, the body that represents the insurtech businesses that are taking on the UK insurance industry. Commenting on the news, Niall Barton, Chair of Insurtech UK, said:
We are delighted that Honcho, an insurtech champion of the north east has been successfully chosen to join the Insurtech NY 2020 Accelerator. We are confident they will provide a great example of the UK’s Insurtech talent, highlighting the dynamism and innovation of the UK as a global leader for insurance innovation.
Congratulations to everyone at Honcho for this notable achievement.