EP 90 – Ruth Haller – co-Founder and CEO at Anapi – How Can Startups Find Insurance To Cover Emerging Risks?


Michael Waitze worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo.  Michael lived and worked in Tokyo from February 1990 until December 2011.  Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, building one of the biggest and fastest-growing podcast listener bases in the region.  His AsiaTechPodcast.com show has listeners in more than 170 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

Ruth Haller

Ruth is the Co-Founder and CEO of Anapi. She has extensive experience in insurance, having previously been with Zurich Insurance Company for 10 years in various functional roles. Most notably she was the APAC regional risk manager at Zurich prior to leaving the corporate world behind for entrepreneurial pursuits. Her experience as an enterprise risk manager places her well with Anapi as they help startups and entrepreneurs manage their key risks through innovative insurance solutions.

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The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke to Ruth Haller, the CEO and co-Founder of Anapi, an insurtech platform that helps startups and entrepreneurs get key insurance coverage to cover new and emerging risks. Ruth is a very experienced insurance executive who started her career with incumbent Zurich Insurance. Ruth and the team at Anapi are focused on small business and startups, helping them manage potentially unforeseen risks including coverage for indemnity and D&O insurance. 

Michael and Ruth discussed startup life and the risks associated with running a startup. However, not only startups are requiring new insurance products. Fueled by the outbreak of COVID-19, remote workspaces are the new norm even in a corporate environment. This is leading to new risks companies are facing including health risks, cyber security and data breaches. If you would like to learn more about risks, listen to Anapi’s own podcast: de.risk

InsurTechs are often faster to react to changes in behavior and in designing innovative products but insurance incumbents are catching up. With the entry of startups in insurance, creativity seems to have increased even within corporates and many are working with InsurTech startups. Even the current pandemic hasn’t stopped investments in InsurTech.

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