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 are now close.  Finalists will be contacted no later than 15 February 2019.

JUDGES

Grant-Chamberlain

GRANT CHAMBERLAIN

Principal
OneVentures

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.

Judge-Andy-Jamieson

ANDY JAMIESON

CEO, Advisr
Tech Den 2018 winner

Andy Jamieson

Andy Jamieson is the founder of Advisr.com.au, an insurtech platform that connects people with insurance brokers they can trust.

Prior to Advisr, In 2015 Andy exited Switched on Media, a digital marketing agency he co-founded in 2007, through a trade sale to global advertising group WPP. Switched on Media’s clients included Westfield, CBA, Canon, Spotify and Vodafone and its growth was recognised through the multiple BRW Fast 100 and Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. Prior to founding Switched on Media, Andy worked in various marketing roles at Fairfax Digital and eBay.

Judge-Abhay-Seth

ABHAY SETH

Associate Director of 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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