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This is where we write up all the tech-related things we’re up to, from experiments and brainstorming ideas to updates and opinion pieces.
Our first hackathon of 2021

Our first hackathon of 2021

Hackathon, Renew Use Cases, Insurtech, Technology3 Mins

The first hackathon of 2021 saw us burn an arduino sensor, reverse engineer algorithms, automate breakout rooms and even weigh the benefits of unicorn animations for kanban boards. It was busy. Because we had so much fun, we wanted to share a roundup of the best bits of our first hackathon of the year. 

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Welcom to the hx team, Neel Chotai!

Welcom to the hx team, Neel Chotai!

Team Updates, Recruitment, Engineering3 Mins

We are delighted to announce our latest arrival in Product Engineering…introducing Junior Engineer, Neel Chotai!

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Introducing Renew Labs — easy to follow guides for our customers

Introducing Renew Labs — easy to follow guides for our customers

Renew Connect, Renew Labs, Renew Use Cases2 Mins

Because our platform is built using open-source languages, the possibilities as to what you can do with it are endless. However, in insurance pricing there are some common things that our users want to build. Which is why we’ve put together Renew Labs. Housed on our platform, it’s filled with easy-to-follow guides for our customers so they can benefit from our experience in delivering models. The instructions enable anyone to make truly bespoke pricing models, without needing to reinvent the wheel each time. This forms part of our commitment to comprehensive training and ongoing support.

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hx expands Renew Connect, welcoming Addresscloud on board

hx expands Renew Connect, welcoming Addresscloud on board

Renew Connect, Data Partners, Partners, Renew Use Cases2 Mins

hx is on a mission to build a best-of-breed tech ecosystem for the insurance market. Renew Connect offers seamless integrations for data insights, workflow management or pricing. This month we’re highlighting Addresscloud, whose detailed property data can be used to assess flood, fire or a whole host of other property related risk. This information is available directly in the Renew platform, reducing the tedious administrative work and errors which can be made by switching between platforms.

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A podcast for anyone juggling life as a parent and an entrepreneur

A podcast for anyone juggling life as a parent and an entrepreneur

Podcast, Startup, Entrepreneurship, Thought Leadership2 Mins

Introducing CEO Amrit Santhirasenan's new podcast series, Start-Up Dads. Featuring interviews with industry leading entrepreneur parents and sharing lessons and advice.

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A different perspective on a different year

A different perspective on a different year

Technology, Startup, Thought Leadership, Insurtech6 Mins

hyperexponential co-founder and CEO Amrit Santhirasenan looks back on what 2020 meant for hx

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Our wrap up of the hx Christmas hackathon

Our wrap up of the hx Christmas hackathon

Insurtech, Renew Use Cases, Technology, Hackathon5 Mins

We host regular hackathons to inspire us to think differently about Renew, to try out new ideas and have fun as a team. We wanted to share the most interesting hacks and innovative ideas we came up with this December.

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hx welcomes Security Scorecard to Renew Connect

hx welcomes Security Scorecard to Renew Connect

Renew Connect, Data Partners, Partners, Renew Use Cases3 Mins

Technology moves at an increasingly rapid pace, so it’s essential that insurers have an up-to-date picture of the cybersecurity risk in their portfolio. SecurityScorecard instantly identifies vulnerabilities, active exploits, and advanced cyber threats, giving insurers the key digital security data they need when building their pricing models in the Renew platform.

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Automating ISO change requests — a lesson in reducing admin work

Automating ISO change requests — a lesson in reducing admin work

Technology, Hackathon, Renew Use Cases2 Mins

Renew is probably the most overpowered tool you could use to automate ISO requests, but we didn't let that stop us!

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hx welcomes INARI to Renew Connect

hx welcomes INARI to Renew Connect

Renew Connect, Partners, System Partners, Renew Use Cases3 Mins

INARI brings together Underwriting, Policy Administration, Risk Management, Compliance & Reporting under a modular and fully governed insurance platform. By partnering together, hx and INARI form a sophisticated end-to-end solution designed to support the modern underwriter, with seamless data integration improving efficiency and enriching underwriting with actuarial insights.

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hx welcomes Insurdata to Renew Connect

hx welcomes Insurdata to Renew Connect

Renew Connect, Partners, Data Partners, Renew Use Cases3 Mins

For insurers in need of detailed geographical insights, Insurdata offers highly accurate geo-coding without the need for manual surveys or online research. By partnering with hx, customers can integrate this data into their pricing models with a few clicks.

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Welcome to the team — Tom Clark (CTO)

Welcome to the team — Tom Clark (CTO)

Team Updates, Recruitment2 Mins

A technology company is really only as good as its CTO. So, it has been a long and complex process to find someone who can meet the high standards we set at hx. Today we’re proud to announce that we’ve found the perfect person for the job in Tom Clark.

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Introducing Renew Connect

Introducing Renew Connect

Renew Connect, Partners, Data Insights, Thought Leadership, Renew Use Cases3 Mins

Introducing our preferred partnership scheme, Renew Connect. Here we examine the reasons why building an ecosystem of best-of-breed solutions is not the logistical nightmare many in the insurance market think it is, and how Renew Connect can help your business.

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