A world where risk transfer is effortless and fair

Powering the future of commercial insurance

Insurance is vital to the economy, giving businesses the confidence to realise their ambitions in the face of uncertainty, but the underlying systems that insurance is built on are broken. Cytora is creating new foundations for insurance. We provide insurers with the building blocks they need to deliver efficient, accurate underwriting and seamless customer experiences.


Founded and spun out of the University of Cambridge
Proprietary Risk Engine technology developed and refined
Launched Risk Engine API
Partnered with world-leading, global insurers such as QBE, Starr and XL Catlin
Raised $7.6M series A round with QBE, Starr and Cambridge Innovation Capital
Risk Engine deployed globally across commercial lines
Launched Cytora Underwrite
Raised $32M series B round with EQT Ventures
Launched Cytora API Platform
Launched Underwriting Productivity Suite
Became a remote-first company

Cytora is a remote-first company.

Our employees can choose to work from any location they desire, no longer restricted by the unnecessary demands of a physical office.

Find out more in our remote-first manifesto here.


Our investors bring unrivalled expertise and have supported the growth of some of Europe’s leading businesses.


Cytora was founded by a team of machine learning scientists, data engineers, and strategists. We believe that in the next decade, insurance will become simple, frictionless, and transparent, driven by exponential growth in data liquidity.

Advisory board

Our advisory board is made up of insurance industry leaders and builders of some of the world's most successful technology companies. Together, we are creating a new way to conceptualise, price and deliver insurance.

Adrian Brown

Previously CEO at Towergate Insurance, CEO UK at RSA

Alan Morgan

Chairman of MMC Ventures, Non-Executive Director of companies including Future Route, Funding Options and Obillex

Bill Byrne

Bill Byrne

Head of Information Engineering division at the University of Cambridge

Carol Cheung

Director at GeoSpock, Principal at Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC)

Kelly Lyles

Former Chief Executive, Client and Country Management, AXA XL

Ilkka Paananen

Co-founder and CEO of Supercell

Lyle Fong

Partner at EQT Ventures

Matthew Grant

Executive Director at Abernite, Former Managing Director of models and data at RMS

Paul Forster

Co-founder and former CEO of Indeed.com

Ted Briscoe

Ted Briscoe

Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Cambridge

Thomas Huerlimann

Former CEO, Global Corporate at Zurich Insurance; Non-exec director at Hiscox

Karen Green

Former CEO of Aspen UK; Non-exec director at Phoenix Group Holdings and Admiral Insurance Group