The LiiP S1, E14, Antonin de Benoist, COO & Co-Founder, Allphins
In the latest episode of the leadership in Insurance Podcast, we were lucky to be joined by Antonin de Benoist.
Antonin is the COO and Co-Founder of Allphins a SaaS analytics and exposure management tool for the insurance industry.
In this episode we talked about:
Antonin's entry into the insurance world from the world of finance
How do Co-founders decide who takes what role? COO or CEO?
Station F Paris incubator campus set up
How important start-up "campus" ecosystems are for new businesses for visibility Bootstrapping vs external capital raising - why do it?
Benefits of running lean
How working on Oil and Gas projects gave visibility of how insurers were underutilizing their data
The importance of Insurance companies knowing what they don't know
Impact of the Lloyd's lab - the importance of being able to ask the stupid question
Culture of insurance and how positive it is towards a new start-up
The importance of natural language processing to enabling AI in insurance
How AI isn't replacing underwriting its enabling better decisions
The Lloyd's lab experience and how it isn't your typical incubator - it's much more practical
What was surprising about Lloyd's as a market to someone who was from outside the market
The sales cycle challenge for start-ups: long, slow does not help with cash flow
What they learned in the energy sector and how it might apply to other insurance lines Impact of awards on the visibility to investment capital
The drain on resources of a small when trying to raise investment Impact of the pandemic on Allphins growth and development
The technological debt built by the pandemic and the opportunity for Instech businesses.
Thank you so much to Antonin for being a great guest and spending time with me in a very busy year.
Congratulations to Allphins on their success to date and we look forward to seeing what they achieve in 2021.
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