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In this podcast, hosts Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, partners at the software consultancy QuantLayer, talk to investors and builders of the cryptocurrency arena. We discuss how industry participants think about crypto assets, how they uncover fraud in the market, and which technologies will turn the budding, nascent crypto space into the revolutionary powerhouse early market participants had hoped for.

Aug 19, 2019

On this episode, we have Peter MacDonald and Joe Schnare from Wunderite, an insurance startup based in Boston. This was a really interesting conversation around how they are improving insurance workflows for agencies around the country through programmatic data aggregation. We talk about their backgrounds, get into the details of the black box industry known as insurance, and how they work with customers on product development. I learned a lot from this conversation. Enjoy.

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  • Peter and Joe’s background
  • The reason why they are interested in insurance
  • Broad problems overall with the insurance industry that Wunderite is solving
  • Industry verticals that they're focusing on
  • Couple case studies on insurance workflow before Wunderite, and how that changed after
  • On their sales process and how they decide who to reach out to
  • Some big wins they’re happy about and some learning lessons they would have approached differently
  • On regulatory concerns
  • On their business model
  • Are they looking to raising capital
  • What they're looking forward to next

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