The Big Interview
STONE & CHALK
If there is one subject that currently secures its fair share of insurance headlines, it’s the notion of disruption. In August, Stone & Chalk, a new centre devoted to that concept, opened in Sydney. It’s an independent, not-for-proﬁ t facility capable of housing over 200 ﬁ nancial services-focused tech start-ups. Today, Fin-tech is one of the fastest growing segments of the ﬁ nancial services industry. In 2014, worldwide investment in Fintech ventures totalled $12.21bn. How will the start-ups of Sydney’s new Fintech hub fare in their quest to create disruptive technologies for insurance and the wider ﬁ nancial services sector? And how successfully will estab-lished industry players investing in Stone & Chalk be able to collaborate with its start-up businesses? Insurance Business will be keeping a close watch on Stone & Chalk, as well as its leader, CEO Alex Scan-durra – a former captain and squadron commander in a reserve armoured recon-naissance unit of the Australian Army.
Stone & Chalk
2, 50 Bridge St, Sydney NSW 2000