What’s New in Insurtech?

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SHEPPARD MULLIN Four Embarcadero San Francisco CA 94111

TUESDAY MAY 14, 2019 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Whats New in Insurtech? #insurtech

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Gopi Rangan Founder/General Partner Sure Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in InsurTech startups. The mission of the firm is to enable peace of mind for all individuals and businesses. Portfolio: Blitzz, Decent, Hi Marley, Mile Auto, Rocket Dollar and SpotAngels. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and a co-author of 30+ patents. Gopi has an M.B.A. from INSEAD, an M.S. from Arizona State University, and a B.E. from Coimbatore Institute of Technology in India.



    Vivek Krishnamurthy Investor Commerce Ventures where he focuses on early stage opportunities in FinTech, InsurTech and RetailTech. The fund’s InsurTech portfolio includes companies like Snapsheet, Kin, Covr, Mulberry, and others. Prior to joining Commerce Ventures, he was a member of the investment banking team at Financial Technology Partners where he worked on a number of FinTech M&A and private placement transactions for growth and late stage companies in the broader FinTech ecosystem (e.g. GreenSky, Yapstone, Prosper, Enservio).  


Simha Sadasiva CoFounder/CEO Ushur Simha Sadasiva’s passion centers on creating elegant products that support completely frictionless communication for higher value relationships and building global teams and massively scalable infrastructure. Prior to Ushur, Simha was the head of the Session Delivery Network Solutions Business Unit at Dialogic (formerly Veraz), and was part of the team that led the company through a successful IPO in 2007. Simha has held leadership roles at a number of technology companies including 3COM and Lucent Technologies.  


Sidd Gavirneni CEO/CoFounder Zeguro a cyber security company focused on small and mid-size enterprises. Zeguro is changing the way SMEs approach cybersecurity, through it’s Cyber Safety Platform – combining risk assessment, mitigation, and insurance. Prior to Zeguro, Sidd was managing Polycom’s product portfolio while serving on their information security board. Sidd holds an MBA from IE Business School in Spain, and a Masters in Computer Science focused on information security.    



John Doppke VP Product Management Trov John leads Trov’s product team after decades of product management experience in highly regulated environments at prominent fintech companies including PayPal and Lending Club. He previously implemented product strategy for IBM and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Half designer and half engineer, John is known for his breadth and depth of knowledge in music, math, and philosophy. Living in San Francisco with his husband, John enjoys traveling, singing, and exploring city life.  



  Moderator: Karen Salay, CEO/CoFounder Startup Rollcall has over 15 years of experience selling enterprise software and doing sales/channels and marketing for startups. Her super power is helping companies clarify their go to market messaging and gaining traction. She started her career as a developer with Price Waterhouse which enables her to meld technology and business. She currently provides sales and go to market services for blockchain companies and is an advisor at the Berkeley Blockchain Accelerator and for several other companies. She is an entrepreneur at heart starting with Junior Achievement and previously founded a social media startup.


  6:30pm to 7:00pm Networking

7:00pm to 8:00pm panel

8:00pm to 8:30pm STOs & FinTech startups Demo Pitches/Networking

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Pemo Theodore

Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher and a great people connector. She was Founder Silicon Valley TV which served the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 10 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 6 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto and audio podcasts. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is audio & visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews and podcasts in Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. She has lived & worked in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, London, Northern Ireland & Silicon Valley. Bio https://pemo.one

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