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The Liip, James Tootell, Investement Director, Eos Venture Funds, S1, E29

May 17, 2021
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One of the most prominent discussions on the Leadership in Insurance Podcast is Investment - how to get it and who to get it from.

I wanted to speak to people who really know the process: the VC.  I was very lucky this week to be joined by James Tootell.  

James is the investment director of Insurtech specific venture fund - Eos Venture Partners.

This is a talk I have wanted to engage with for some time. In this conversation we discussed:  

  • The formation of the Eos Venture Partners
  • How they engage with their Investors, how does it differ between each company?
  • The importance of independence  
  • What makes a good strategic relationship?
  • Why investments into portfolio companies are more than just money
  • SMART money - what does it mean?
  • We make some attempt to define Insurtech - in the broadest sense
  • I get to understand the scale of the investment opportunities - 5 new companies a week
  • Why they have only made 7 new investments?
  • The importance of referrals and references within the VC community
  • At what point does Eos want to be involved with a portfolio company?
  • What are the indicators for a good investment?
  • The importance of the Angel investor model the USA vs European investing?
  • The challenge of getting beyond early adopters  
  • What makes a good and engaging pitch?
  • The importance of a good team
  • Challenge of start-up culture for people coming from a corporate environment
  • Raising money in the pandemic?
  • How has Eos been impacted GTM strategy - the key question to answer
  • The importance of sales - turning interest into cash  

Thanks to James for being a great guest  

This podcast was brought to you by FinPro. an executive recruitment business that works in the Insurance and Instech space  

Our host is FinPro Director, Alex Bond  

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