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InsurTechNZ August Connect Event

Global investment in InsurTech is booming

Global investment in the InsurTech sector is booming, with US$7.4B raised in the first half of 2021 according to one report. 

Why are investors taking notice and what does it mean for local InsurTechs? Join us on 30th August for perspectives on the trends and what investors are looking for.


Hursh Shah, Investment Manager, NZ Growth Capital Partners

Hursh is an Investment Manager at NZ Growth Capital Partners, which is tasked with building a vibrant early-stage investment market in New Zealand. Prior to NZGCP, Hursh specialized in corporate finance at PwC, including advising on the sale of health insurance technology firm KonnectNet. Hursh also spent a number of years working with start-up and greenfield ventures in East Africa. He holds a BSc in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics & Economics from the University of Warwick and is a Chartered Accountant.

Nicole Buisson, Chief Customer Officer, Open

Nicole is the Chief Customer Officer at Open, and prior to this, was Small Business and Platform DIrector at Xero. Nicole’s background is in investment management, working across venture capital and private equity industries, high growth Tech leadership, and corporate innovation, locally and in major overseas centres. Currently an independent director at the Icehouse, Nicole’s governance experience includes  start up, scale-up and publicly listed boards, and she was a member of the Government’s Small Business Council.

Michael Moyes, Partner, Duncan Cotterill

Michael is a Partner at Duncan Cotterill, working across the firm’s tech and IP practices on a diverse range of industries including insurance and financial services. Michael acts for a wide range of clients, finding solutions to challenges that lie at the intersection between business, legal, commercial and other considerations. In that context, he regularly advises acquisition targets and investors alike.

Proudly supported by Duncan Cotterill


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  • A Tech Alliance event
  • Free for members of NZTech and InsurTechNZ


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Aug 30
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – $25
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Duncan Cotterill
37 Galway Street
Auckland, New Zealand