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The hx blog

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.
Hacking SpatialChat breakout rooms in Renew

Hacking SpatialChat breakout rooms in Renew

Technology, Hackathon, Renew use cases3 Mins

Our team is constantly coming up with unique ways of automating processes with Renew. This week we look at the awesome hack developed by Pat, our Senior Backend Engineer, to assign breakout rooms for our weekly team breakfast in SpatialChat.

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What kind of person thrives at hx?

What kind of person thrives at hx?

Team Updates, Recruitment, Talent & Culture6 Mins

Whenever we speak to hx-ers, one of their favourite things about working here is the team we have built. We’re still growing rapidly, so we wanted to share some thoughts from our current employees about what makes a great hx-er!

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Three months of onboarding at hx as a Senior Backend Engineer

Three months of onboarding at hx as a Senior Backend Engineer

Team Updates, Recruitment, Talent & Culture, Engineering4 Mins

Jadd, our Senior Backend Engineer, discusses his recent experience joining hx and going through our onboarding process

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The same challenge, from a new perspective: My first three months at hx

The same challenge, from a new perspective: My first three months at hx

Team Updates, Recruitment, Talent & Culture, Operations4 Mins

Laura, our Head of Operations, tackles her motivations behind joining hx and looks at some of the overlaps between her working life before and after insurtech

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A wrap up of the hx summer hackathon

A wrap up of the hx summer hackathon

Hackathon, Renew Use Cases, Insurtech, Technology4 Mins

We dive into the highlights of our summer hackathon, including wee-new (a small embeddable version of Renew) and a way of using the platform game Hollow Knight to feed data into insurance models in Renew.

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Welcome to the team, Lucy Szypula!

Welcome to the team, Lucy Szypula!

Team Updates, Recruitment, Talent & Culture2 Mins

We check in with new joiner Lucy Szypula, who is joining the Talent & Community team as Talent Partner

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Welcome to the team, Alex Catterall!

Welcome to the team, Alex Catterall!

Team Updates, Recruitment, Project Management3 Mins

We've worked hard to build a team of caring, enthusiastic and intelligent individuals at hx, and we're excited to announce that Alex Catterall is the latest member of that team.

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hx welcomes new data partner Sanctions Search to Renew Connect

hx welcomes new data partner Sanctions Search to Renew Connect

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

The latest addition to the Renew Connect ecosystem is Sanctions Search, who provide insurers with the ability to demonstrate that client screening regulations are being met.

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Renew Connect welcomes HazardHub to the ecosystem

Renew Connect welcomes HazardHub to the ecosystem

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

We want to offer the best data and insights to our customers through partnerships in our Renew Connect ecosystem. This month we welcome HazardHub on board, offering comprehensive US property risk data to better enable risk-based pricing in Renew.

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hx CEO Amrit talks finance and mathematical modelling with PayPod

hx CEO Amrit talks finance and mathematical modelling with PayPod

Entrepreneurship, Thought Leadership, Insurtech, Podcast, Technology2 Mins

As technology improves, the possibilities for fintech applications are nearly endless. Amrit Santhirasenan, CEO of hx and host of the Startup Dads podcast, joins payment and fintech podcast PayPod to explore.

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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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