Sep 08, 2017 by Helena Category: blog, Business 0 comments

Torafugu Tech joined Dotforge Health + Data in Spring 2016.


Torafugu tech provides streamlined customer data and AI based analytics to life insurers to supercharge conversions from price comparison websites.

Torafugu tech is an analytics business focussing on life insurance to increase product personalisation and improve the health & wellbeing of its members. Currently the consumer pays a ‘one size fits all’ premium for their life insurance. With the increasing popularity of wearables, the insurance industry now has new hardware providing time-dependent data to enhance the calculation of actuarial risk and control lifetime book risk. Using data from wearables, sensors and mobiles our digital health platform utilises state-of-the-art AI analytics, combined with the provision of expert knowledge and behaviour nudges to help members live a healthier, happier and more productive life.

The big vision: At Torafugu tech we have developed a new platform aimed at the life insurance market, potentially looking to be Monzo/Revolut for life insurance. Not necessarily restricted to just the ‘millennial’ but that demographic has been our main focus in user panels that we have convened to design the product to date. Our USP is our bespoke algorithms which are built bottom up from specific medical risk domains. Starting initially with cardiovascular  disease, then diabetes and we have recently won a grant to tackle lung cancer (with a road map to adding other types of solid tumors). Mental Health to follow.



Costas Demetroullas – co-founder & CTO, PhD in Astrophysics with unique knowledge of predictive algorithms. First tech start-up, he has a number of publications in his field and leads our data scientist team. PhD Manchester.

Rory Wilding – Chief ‘GSD’ Executive,  Technology consultant at Admiral, Vodafone, BSKYB, and Virgin Media. Rory is alumni of the Alacrity Foundation worked with Sir Terry Mathews to take software from the hospitality sector into a healthcare vertical.

Karan Mehta – Medical director, NHS doctor and ex-Babylon BD manager, co-author of automated symptom checker platform. BMBS BMedSci Nottingham. International youth badminton player.

Ben Carter – CCO, ex-CCO of Dr Now and MD of telmenow. Previously Commercial Director at Possum, he launched the world’s first wrist worn epilepsy sensor and an occupancy sensor that reinvented falls prevention growing to £4m revenue.

Connect with them on LinkedIn and follow them on Twitter: @Torafugutech

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