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ACORD has named the six finalists in its 2018 Insurtech Innovation Challenge. Selected at regional semi-final events in New York, London and Chicago, the companies will face off at the AIIC International Finals at the insurance tech organization's Connect conference in New Orleans October 10. There are two categories based on startup stage; one early-stage and one late-stage winner will be named. Read on to meet them.

(Note: Digital Insurance editor-in-chief Nathan Golia served as a judge at the New York event and will judge the finals as well.)
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Chisel AI
Region: New York

Category: Early stage

Synopsis: AI platform focused on extracting information from submissions
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Apexa
Region: New York

Category: Late stage

Synopsis: Platform for automating screening of life insurance advisors.
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Digital Fineprint
Region: London

Category: Early stage

Synopsis: Predictive analytics platform to gain insurance insights from social media data.
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Kovrr
Region: London

Category: Late stage

Synopsis: A predictive modeling platform to help P&C insurers manage cyber risk.
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Pablow
Region: Chicago

Category: Early stage

Synopsis: Under the brand name Bonzah, provides an app for car share/rental customers to purchase policies.
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Rozie
Region: Chicago

Category: Late-stage

Synopsis: Provides real-time and historical sentiment analysis on insurance customers.