The VAVE Blog

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A Note From VAVE

We started Vave in 2018 with a straightforward vision: bring precision underwriting to the catastrophe-exposed property market. Fast forward to the end of 2021 and we witness another year of record-breaking weather in the United States. The third most…

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VAVE team - Siddhant Shashwat, Data Scientist

Meet the VAVE team – Siddhant Shashwat, Data Scientist

Q: How did you end up at Vave? A: I came to the UK in 2019 to do my Master’s in data science at Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to this, I had a couple years of work…

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VAVE team - Damien Smith, Head of Technology

Meet the VAVE team – Damien Smith, Head of Technology

Q: How did you end up in Vave? A: My background is in Engineering, and I have completed a degree in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering as well as a Masters in Environmental Science and Technology. Following graduation I…

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From concept to fully fledged MGA

Hear from the VAVE leadership team – Marek Shafer, Jamie Martin and Rob Porter – on the company’s journey to becoming a fully fledged MGA, ditching the traditional team hierarchy and what’s next. What is VAVE? Marek: In 2018,…

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Tim Spencer

Meet the VAVE team – Tim Spencer, Head of Portfolio Analytics

Q: How did you end up at VAVE? A: I’ve been working at Canopius for nearly 12 years now. Starting out in the catastrophe management team, I have had the chance to work across a wide range of classes…

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Katie Ball

Meet the VAVE team – Katie Ball, Product Manager

Q: How did you end up in VAVE? A: After completing my degree in Geography and a short stint in PR & Marketing, I took a leap into the world of insurance. Wanting something more relatable to my degree,…

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Emma McGovern

Meet the VAVE team – Emma McGovern, Head of Client Success

Q: How did you end up in VAVE? A: I joined Canopius as a graduate after completing my degree in Natural Hazard Science in Bristol University. Having spent nearly seven years in the catastrophe management team as catastrophe risk…

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