Last week was a week of random facts, and our top MadTech news will provide just that. Here are the best things we heard all week.


 

 

1. Self-driving cars could flip the auto insurance industry on its head

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We caught up with our good friends from LV who produced this little nugget of information.

It’s thought there will be a huge shift of responsibility from driver to car manufacturer, as well as a general price decrease.

And that got us thinking – where will insurers now focus to grow their market, and, more importantly, how will they advertise better to build a share of sectors like health which are seen as a big opportunity?

2. The Next Web was awesome

And the incredible LivingLens got through to the final of their scaleup pitch event. Congrats!

We actually joined our partners, Startup Amsterdam, at their stall this time and were really impressed with the quality of startups we met. Don’t forget, we’re still accepting applications for our first Amsterdam cohort!

3. The Europa’s nominees featured some of our key community

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That’s right, Richard Fearn and Gabbi Cahane – we’re looking at you!

If you want to vote, you can do so here.

4. A slice of proof that we’ve got to do more

Yep, we weren’t best pleased with this update, but with this bad news can come positivity if we all try. What were your thoughts?

 

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