Reinsurance platform Riskbook raises £2m

Riskbook Ltd, an independent provider of reinsurance technology, has today announced that it had received new investment of £2m to further develop its Lloyd’s-recognised digital placement platform.

Through Seed funding from leading private venture capital firms Episode 1 Ventures, MMC Ventures and Seedcamp, Riskbook will maintain its industry independence as it scales to meet the needs of a growing global customer base of cedents, brokers and reinsurers.

Homegrown in the reinsurance industry, Riskbook was co-founded by Jerad Leigh (formerly of TigerRisk and Aon), Ben Rose (formerly of Aon and Lloyd’s) and technical co-founder Jezen Thomas (CTO).

Their mission, to radically improve the reinsurance placing experience for brokers and underwriters, secured initial funding in 2019 following successful beta testing of the product with the U35s reinsurance group and garnered numerous awards, including additional investment as part of the Norton Rose Fulbright Insurathon.

The new £2m of funding will see Riskbook establish itself as an independent provider of reinsurance placement technology, doubling down on its industry expertise with new hires, such as Chief Actuarial Officer Dr. Paul Bassan (formerly Hokodo, Cytora and Aspen Re) along with making expansions to its in-house engineering team.

Jerad Leigh, CEO of Riskbook commented,“We are thrilled to be partnering with leading venture capital firms to create the placing experience the reinsurance community has dreamt of for decades. Paired with Riskbook’s win-win-win philosophy, this new funding cements our role as a trusted independent provider to cedents, brokers and reinsurers alike.”

Damien Lane, Partner at Episode 1 Ventures, added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Riskbook as they build a market-leading independent reinsurance platform. We loved the team’s combination of deep market insight gained from years of industry experience and their hugely impressive technology capability.

“In a short space of time, the team has built something that has had an enthusiastic reaction from all sides of the market and all the investors are looking forward to working with Jerad and Ben to continue to deliver game-changing solutions to the industry.”