Tech Den is the InsurTech Summit’s flagship program – celebrating excellence in insurance startups and entrepreneurship across Australia.

Vying for the ultimate prize, a $20k marketing campaign in Insurance Business magazine, hundreds of tech startups will be whittled down to just a few finalists.

These lucky finalists will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to pitch their solutions to a panel of judges and investors.

Applications open until 28th March 2018.

 

 

JUDGES

Grant Chamberlain

Principal

One Ventures

Grant Chamberlain

Prior to joining OneVentures as Principal, Grant Chamberlain was Australian Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Sponsors for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

He has over twenty years’ experience in Australian and cross border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and capital markets at global investment banks Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Nomura and has a broad range of experience across industries including technology, healthcare, consumer goods, financial services and natural resources.

Grant has led many of the largest and most complex transactions in Australia in recent years including Woodside’s offer for Oil Search, Iron Mountain’s acquisition of Recall, CSC’s acquisition of UXC, Wilmar and First Pacific’s acquisition of Goodman Fielder, Dai-ichi Life’s acquisition of Tower Australia, Kirin’s acquisition of Lion Nathan, Cephalon’s acquisition of Arana Therapeutics and its investment in Mesoblast, Foster’s acquisition of Southcorp and Webcentral’s merger with Melbourne IT.

Grant currently serves as non-executive director and member of the audit and remuneration committees of Immutep Limited, an ASX and NASDAQ listed immuno-oncology research company.

He holds an LLB (Hons) and B.Com from the University of Melbourne.

Harvey-Liu

Harvey Liu

Investment Associate

Tank Stream Ventures

Harvey Lui

Harvey is an Investment Associate at Tank Stream Ventures, an early stage technology venture fund. He is responsible for the fund's deal sourcing, due diligence and portfolio company management and has helped build up the fund's portfolio to 16 companies over the last 3 years. Prior to Tank Stream Ventures, Harvey worked as an investment banking analyst at Citigroup covering sectors including Technology, Industrials and Metals & Mining. He has advised on a number of live transactions including equity raisings, M&A and debt restructurings. Harvey holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from The University of Melbourne. He is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship and has co-founded a couple of his own online ventures.

Joel Pridmore

Head of Financial Lines and Business Development, Asia

Munich Re Syndicate Asia

Joel Pridmore

Joel is a financial and investment risk expert with expertise spanning financial markets, corporate governance, individual operational risk profiles and macro trends. With undergraduate tertiary qualifications in criminology as well as post graduate tertiary qualifications in international business, Joel has been with Munich Re since March 2014 having previously held specialist underwriting and portfolio management positions with three major global insurers including AIG, Liberty Mutual and Zurich Financial Services. Joel is currently Head of Financial Lines and Business Development for Munich Re Syndicate in Asia and is based in Singapore.

Abhay Seth

Head Innov8

Singtel Optus

Abhay Seth

In his role as the Head of Innov8, Abhay Seth actively leads the business activities of Singtel Optus’ venture capital arm, most recently concluding its participation in a round of funding for Myriota, an Adelaide-based satellite venture. Abhay also played a key role in the launch of the Singapore-based ICE71, the first Asia Pacific Cyber Security Accelerator program.

Having previously held the position of Manager Loyalty and Customer Value Management, Abhay brings a deep understanding of the customer lifecycle and strategic application of retention plans.

Abhay has formerly held senior strategic and marketing roles at Ideas for Profits, an IT-focused VC, and Airtel Bangladesh, part of SingTel Group in South East Asia. Throughout his career, Abhay has received accolades for his loyalty program and revenue successes.

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