I am currently managing analyst at CB Insights, where I lead a team of data and research analysts covering corporate strategy, venture capital investment, and emerging business models and technologies in financial services.
In November 2015, I launched Insurance Tech Insights, a weekly newsletter which tracks technology investment, partnerships, strategy, and M&A in the global insurance industry for an audience of 40,000+ subscribers. I also lead content strategy for CB Insights' 1,000-person Future of Fintech Conference and manage advisory projects for leading banks, (re)insurers, and private equity firms.
I graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S., magna cum laude, in 2013.
Money 20/20 Asia (2018-2019)
Gen Re Executive Forum (2019)
CoreLogic Symbility Annual Insurance Symposium (2019)
CB Insights Future of Fintech Conference (2016-2018)
InsureTech Connect (2016-2018)
MetLife Collab Summit EMEA (2018)
M200 Association Annual Meeting (2018)
CoreLogic Insurance Advisory Board (2018)
Lang Di Fintech China (2017)
IFC Insurance Conference (2017)
Reinsurance Association of America Annual Meeting (2017)
OnRamp Insurance Conference (2016)
Analysis & commentary in the press
Eight Charts That Explain Millennials and the Future of Wealth Management - Wealth Management, June 21, 2018
Trends in Insurtech - Lend Academy Podcast, July 14, 2017
Chinese Tech Companies Take the Lead in the Battle for Southeast Asia - Nikkei Asian Review, July 25, 2017
The Biggest Tech Trends in China to Watch Out For in 2017 - Forbes, December 21, 2016
New Data on Tech IPOs Points to More Action in 2017 - Forbes, December 20, 2016
Betting on the Insurance Industry of Tomorrow at InsureTech Conference - Insurance Journal, October 6, 2016
Investors View Insurance as Staid and Ripe for Disruption - Financial Times, October 2, 2016
Is Online Insurance China's Next Money Maker? - Forbes, September 28, 2016
Banks Play Growing Role in Funding Fintech - American Banker, August 17, 2016
Buying Insurance May Soon Be as Easy as a Swipe on a Smartphone - Chicago Tribune, July 11, 2016
Ed Tech Market in Flux as Investors Grow More Selective - Education Week, June 7, 2016
How Will Lending Club's Problems Affect 2016 Fintech Funding - Investor's Business Daily, May 25, 2016
Mutual Funds' Evolution of Startup Investing (Video) - Bloomberg West, March 4, 2016
Venture Capital Starts to Tune Out of On-Demand Services - Financial Times, February 24, 2016
Education Technology Graduates From the Classroom to the Boardroom - The New York Times, January 17, 2016
The Appeal of Insurance Tech Startups - Best's Review, January 13, 2016
Top 3 Prospects to IPO in 2016 and Trends to Watch (Video) - Business News Network, January 4, 2016
Fledgling Ed-Tech Companies' Pace of Early Fundraising Slows - Education Week, September 25, 2015
Quirky Files for Bankruptcy, Will Sell Smart Home Platform - Bloomberg Business, September 22, 2015
New Industry Piggybacking on Uber, AirBnB - The San Diego Union-Tribune, August 8, 2015
Asian Game Makers See Opportunity in the U.S. - The New York Times, July 24, 2015
Ed-Tech Venture Capital Boom, and the K-12 Part of the Pie: It's Complicated - Education Week, July 24, 2015
Zipcar Shows Growth of Sharing Economy Today Means M&A Tomorrow - Bloomberg Business, June 15, 2015
The 2015 Tech IPO Pipeline Report (Video) - Business News Network, June, 9, 2015
On-demand Apps Are Riding a Huge Wave of Investments - CNET, May 14, 2015
Silicon Valley Gets a Taste for Food - The Economist, March 2015.
Are Uber and Snapchat's Valuations Justified? (Video) - Bloomberg West, February 2015.
This is Microsoft's New Plan to Invade Your Smartphone - TIME, February 2015.
Theres An Uber For That - Inc. Magazine, February 2015.
I'll Be Back: The Return of Artificial Intelligence - Bloomberg Business, February 2015.
Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education - The New York Times, January 2015.
Ed Tech Funding Soars to Nearly $2 Billion - Fast Company, January 2015
Venture Capital Investment Hit $47B in 2014 (Video) - Real Money with Ali Veshi, January 2015.
VC Funding Hits Highest Level in More Than a Decade - Inc.com, January 2015.
The Uber Economy - Crain's New York Business, November 2014.