£500k boost for software company

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Software business Intelligent AI has secured a £500k equity investment by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) from appointed fund manager The FSE Group as part of a £2 million funding round.

The CIOSIF investment, along with match-funding from SuperSeed, the FSE Angel Investor Network and private investors, will be used to set up an operational base in Cornwall, creating 27 new jobs over the next three years.

Established in 2020 by Anthony Peake, Intelligent AI provides a risk underwriting platform for the commercial property insurance sector, incorporating artificial intelligence to aid the decision-making process for insurers.

Intelligent AI says the commercial property insurance market currently suffers significant losses in risk management caused by inefficiencies in recording and analysing data sets. Underwriters spend 80% of their time gathering fragmented data, usually a manual process, and less than 20% of their time underwriting policies.

Intelligent AI offers a platform using advanced predictive algorithms, risk data and visualisations to empower their clients to achieve more intelligent outcomes and act on what matters most.

Anthony Peake, CEO at Intelligent AI, said: “It is great to be working alongside the CIOSIF team with an investment that has come at an exciting time. In the UK alone, some £50 billion of commercial property underwriting took place from 2016 to 2021 and resulted in losses of £4.7 billion. Globally, approximately £270 billion of commercial property has been underwritten over the last five years, with losses in excess of £27 billion.

“Thanks to this investment, we will be able to accelerate our growth plans and expand our team to respond to global commercial opportunities, including in the US.”

For more information about the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund including how to apply, please visit www.ciosif.co.uk or follow the fund on Twitter at @CIOSIFBBB2