New insurance tech business

Van der Kuyl teams up with ex-Aviva executives

Fraser Edmond and Chris van der Kuyl

Sure thing: Fraser Edmond and Chris van der Kuyl have launched new venture

Scottish technology entrepreneurs Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns have launched a new insurance venture with former senior executives from Aviva.

Broker Insights is focused on the commercial insurance broker market and aims to improve the flow of information on customer data between brokers and insurers.

The team is co-founded by former Aviva executives Fraser Edmond and Iain Crole. It will be chaired by Chris van der Kuyl, chairman of 4J Studios, TV Squared and Entrepreneurial Scotland.  Mr Burns, CEO of 4J Studios, will be a non-executive director.  Sandy Cairnie is chief operating officer.

Mr Edmond, said: “There is a huge opportunity to make an impact by helping to modernise a very traditional marketplace by focusing on data analytics.”

Mr van der Kuyl, added: “These guys bring deep industry sector knowledge, first mover advantage and tonnes of ambition to a market that knows it needs to embrace the application of technology and data analytics to drive efficiencies. 

“We’re very excited about the prospects for the business and I look forward to working closely with the team over the months and years ahead to help ensure they reach their full potential.” 

The business will be headquartered at Water’s Edge in Dundee, a new cutting-edge work space for entrepreneurial companies that is due to open this year.

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