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Challenges and Opportunities of Data Analytics

  • Ross School of Business (map)

Groundspeed Analytics, an Ann Arbor InsurTech company, will describe their unique approach to structuring unstructured data for easy use by clients. Their co-CEO -- Michigan alum Jeff Mason -- will share his insights on building a company, what it's like to operate in the InsurTech space, and the opportunities and challenges of data analytics.

About Groundspeed:

  • Groundspeed Analytics Inc. provides automation and analytics services to commercial insurers, brokers and third-party administrators. Many insurance companies tend store data in several formats: PDFs, spreadsheets, and scanned images, just to name a few. Groundspeed uses machine learning algorithms to extract and merge together this data into a cohesive, readily available package formatted to their client’s specifications. 

  • They are a fast growing startup in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2018, they were featured on the FinTech 250, an annual report of the top FinTech startups around the world.

  • Since being founded in 2016, Groundspeed has grown to a staff of over 60 data scientists, software developers, and business analysts.

  • Raised a series B round of $30 million in July of 2018. 

Later Event: March 12
Women in Tech Panel