The Kayna Leadership Team
Kayna enables embedded insurance distribution through Vertical SaaS platforms. It is led by the successful, award-winning duo Paul Prendergast and Peter Bermingham, serial founders that have scaled a number of Insurtech businesses across their 17 year partnership. Kayna provides the technology orchestration layer between Insurers, Brokers and any SaaS platform to distribute insurance products that are directly relevant to policy holders.
This is Embedded Insurance 2.0 with comprehensive solutions on Insurance Distribution, Product & Claims Innovation through new digital channels. Kayna’s technology enables incumbents to access unique data to ensure customers get more accurate dynamic insurance to reduce the SMB protection gap and reduce the comprehensive underinsurance levels.
Having established long term successful collaborative global partnerships with insurance and financial services companies across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America, the team are proud to be backed by Founders Factory and Aviva.
Paul is a serial entrepreneur and former winner of the Deloitte Fast 50 for the fastest growing technology company in Ireland. He co-founded Kayna with Peter Bermingham in October 2021. Their previous venture, Blink, founded in 2016 and acquired by CPP Group (AIM CPP) in March 2017 delivered the world’s first real-time resolution flight cancellation insurance product and was the only Insurtech as part of the first cohort of the FCA’s sandbox ‘safeplace to innovate’ programme. Paul led the company to make TheINSURTECH100 for 2019 & 2020, an annual list of the worlds’ most innovative Insurtech companies and was selected for the fifth cohort of the prestigious Lloyd’s Lab innovation accelerator programme in 2020 focusing on parametric Business Interruption insurance solutions.
Peter has 30 years’ experience in the software industry across the fintech sector and within global technology companies. With an extensive patent portfolio for innovative software design solutions, Peter is an established thought leader in the design and delivery of transformative technology. Peter’s design approach focuses on prevention rather than cure, knowing that quick decisions benefit the value chain by reducing claim and underwriting costs, whilst increasing customer satisfaction.