Insurtech Trends: Unravelling the Disruptors

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Explore key opportunities in the Insurtech space and how you can kick-start your new Insurtech startup idea

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Join us between 2 pm - 4 pm, 4th August 2021, to learn about the latest priorities and strategies insurance firms and Insurtech startups are undertaking in 2021 to innovate and overcome the challenges of the pandemic. Gain insights on the funding and investment landscape within the Insurtech and fintech scene in the region. Learn about new key initiatives in the Insurtech and fintech scene for 2021 as FWD announces its plans to be the leader in the Insurtech innovation space in Malaysia through development in areas such as ecosystem, investment, innovation, and human capital.

Explore new trends, customer behaviours, and opportunities in the Insurtech space. Learn about new trends in the Malaysia Insurtech and fintech scene in areas such as ecosystem development, investments, innovation and human capital development with FWD Insurance and 1337 Ventures.


  • Wilson Beh, Co-Founder of PolicyStreet and Vice President of Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM)
  • Sai Kit Ng, Executive Director of Artem Ventures and Vice President of Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (MVCA)


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  1. Explore the state of the insurance industry and key trends indicating the future direction of insurance
  2. Learn more about the Insurtech startup journey and the different struggles faced by Insurtech startups in the insurance scene
  3. Discover how insurtech startups identify industry pain points, spot new trends within the value chain, mitigate regulatory risks and work with incumbents
  4. Explore the latest priorities, strategies and new insurance business models employed by Insurtech disruptors in light of the pandemic
  5. Gain insights from a VC on the funding and investment landscape for Insurtech and fintech in the region
  6. Learn about InsurTech opportunities by FWD in Malaysia in regards to programmes, funding, and Proof-of-Concepts

This session is a joint event to both educate and announce the launch of FWD Startup Studio and its plans to catalyse the Insurtech and fintech scene in Malaysia. Through this short webinar, participants will be able to learn how they can leverage off FWD Startup Studio’s programmes, partnerships, and investment to kickstart their journey of launching an Insurtech or fintech startup in Malaysia.

Learn more about FWD Start-up studio at

Who Are We

About FWD Group

About FWD Group Established in Asia in 2013 with a trailblazer mentality, FWD is the primary insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group.

FWD Group spans 10 markets in Asia including Hong Kong SAR & Macau SAR, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia and Cambodia, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, Shariah and family takaful products across a number of its markets.

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences and making the insurance journey simpler, faster and smoother, with innovative propositions and easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

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About 1337 Ventures

Established in 2012, 1337 Ventures is Malaysia’s first accelerator programme. Pioneering the Design Thinking Methodology and Design Sprints in Malaysia, 1337 Ventures has utilised its learning to accelerate over 700 startups from 6 different countries. 1337 Ventures has launched accelerators for MNCs and GLCs such as Bank Negara Malaysia, Khazanah Nasional, Telekom, Digi, MDEC, CIMB and Maybank, to name a few.

Most recently, 1337 Ventures is proud to be one of the three new recipients of the Equity Crowdfunding license from the Securities Commission.

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About 1337 Ventures
1337 Ventures is an early-stage Venture Capital (VC) firm focused on doing pre-seed and seed-stage investments in Malaysia and South East Asia. We also run Startup Accelerators and digital transformation consultations.

Alpha Startups | About the Program
Alpha Startups | 1337 Ventures is a pre-accelerator programme for idea-stage startups. The FREE bootcamp is open for founders with just a business idea where participants get to go through idea validation exercise, product development and go to market strategies. Upon successfully completed the 5-day bootcamp, startups will gain priority admission into funding program by 1337 Accelerator and other recognized funding organization.

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