Together stronger – Build38 helps fellow Insuretechs with Best in Class analytics and App security

Trust and Analytics are essential for Insuretechs – afterall this is what you sell. Trust is hard to generate – especially for young Insuretechs but for everyone in the industry easy to lose. Munich Insuretech Hub start-up Build38 focuses on trust in mobile Apps – the number one sales channels for the digital natives and is highly praised for its advanced technology, analytical skills and easy integration by Gartner and customers.

 

Build38’s head architect Marc Obrador on Wednesday started prepping fellow Insuretechs for the mobile market, dangers from hackers and attackers and gave a well-received lesson on countermeasures and design principals. Several case studies made the participants review their current strategy: misuse of your process interfaces by malicious attackers or the competition can render your service useless or cause financial damages. Like in the case of one platform app that didn’t secure its interfaces and let an attacker flood its platform with illegal orders to subscribed insurance companies. After trust was lost, so was the business case for this young company. Or when the competition took apart the source code of an app and stole company secrets on underwriting and calculations – another major blow to a young fintech that could have been prevented.

Build 38’s service is the Trusted Application Kit T.A.K (www.build38.com ) that integrates in the app by design and secures code, IP, user data and compliant PSD 2 authentication. The server component gives you great analytics on an app level that let’s you market and control your services better and basically enhances your app to become “self-defending” against attackers and the competition. Marketeers love the insights they gain and because the SDK approach makes development faster, they can try out much more flavours and variances in less time.

As a special treat and to great applause from the teams, Build38 offered the solution free of charge to all fellow Insuretech Startups for the first year: “there is absolutely no reason why you publish an unsecure app”, says Build38 CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Christian Schlaeger. “T.A.K is fast and easy to integrate and lets you focus on the important stuff for your startup: business models and innovation. For us it is a moral obligation and part of the Munich team spirit to make T.A.K usable to every young company in the Munich Insuretech Hub – together we are stronger!”


Joaquín M. Fernández Barreiro

Joaquín M. Fernández Barreiro

Managing Director Build38 Iberia

Head of Product Development and Operations

Never underestimate a friendly smile and a patient listener – especially not if his job is somewhat called “Dev Ops”. His patience and sense of timing, discretion and enduring leadership are part of his irresistable super power skills. A deep understanding for mobile security in code make Joaquín an innovative digital thinker and an excellent manager for B38 Iberia.


Pedro Hernandez

Pedro Hernández

Head of Product Management & Co-Founder

Quality Innovation

Pedro Hernández is drawn to thinking big. His take on business is not global, it is cosmic. Continents are the smallest unit for him, his personal journey took him from Europe to Asia. Pedro is educated in terms of larger connections. His exceptionnel management skills come from an astrophysic background.

Mobile security is a matter of quality. Innovation is finally adapting to the allimportant human need of security and as it does it is improving.


Tillmann Gmelin

Tillmann Gmelin

VP Partnerships, Head of Finance & Co-Founder

Ahead of Technology

Tillmann Gmelin is used to startup athmosphere and multiple challenges in one time. His mind is a radar eagle eyes that spot the most relevant barriers immediately. He is quicker and more enduring than anybody else. What might seem incompatible to others comes natural to him. His infectious drive and thorough mind will get you engaged before you even notice. The secret behind his speed and persuasiveness is structure. Tillmann is an engineer who is building the fundamental layers of success for Build38.

For Tillmann Munich is new, family life and being a dad is new, cofounding Build38 is new. For anything new that might come up in the future, Tillmann will not hesitate a millisecond to face the challenge.

You call it mobile security. I call it mobility, flexibility, innovation. Of course it is secure. But it is secure in a new way.


Torsten Leibner

Torsten Leibner

Head of Product Management & Build38 Co-Founder

T.A.K Product Mastermind

As one of the masterminds behind the overall architecture of The Trusted Application Kit© Torsten is Head of Product Management by nature. Torsten Leibner is a hands-on manager with the curiousity of an explorer. With him everything somehow becomes doable. Obstacle are nothing but random consequences of management, Torsten would simply call it ‘getting things done’.

There is no need to convince him, he is already in or already over it. His support will be as powerful and uplifting for his team as his belief in success. This is why Torsten will also not try to convince anybody else about the need of application security. He cares for mobile security because of deeply personal reasons as – down to the basic layer – we all do. Torstens focus lies on expanding the power of mobile security software, improving the quality and optimizing every step of the journey. His industry perspective helps customers to transform their business task into a solution, not simple, but easy – doable.

I don’t care for mobile security. I care for my mobile security. This is a huge difference.


Dr. Christian Schläger

Dr. Christian Schläger

CEO, Managing Director & Build38 Founder

Building Build38

Dr. Christian Schläger – you might know him as Dr. Christian Schlaeger – hits mobile security with handpicked business relations and a truly global perspective on mobile security with tons of experience. His PhD is not a medical titel or just an academic honour, some say it is short for: disruptive thinking. Christian is usually thinking three steps ahead. His answers are as quick as his sense of humour. With his independant mind, his stoicism and his sense for corporate development he managed to gather a team and a vision. Anybody who is in for Build38 is in it because of Christian. The team around him is handpicked and it did not even take him too long to convince everybody to quit their established career and start up new to work even harder. Being the founder of Build38 Christian is CEO of Build38 Germany, Iberia and Singapore and Managing Director of Build38 Germany.

Christian is not your typical bold and adventurous startup guy. He is a family man. His safe heaven is well hidden amongst his two daughters and his wife. Along with his secrets of success, this is where he feels safe. Not too long ago, he would not have thought himself, that his career would take a turn on founding a company at the age of 40. His education on business Information systems in southern Germany and his impressive path within the most established consulting companies of the country already took him, where he wanted to be: ahead of mobile security. Now, that one familiar niche product has shown more power than any other before, his decision was only logical: found a company, commit a team, shape tomorrow before someone else does. Build mobile security to build on. In the best 3 countries to do so. With the best 8 people to start.

Mobile Security is part of Business Intelligence. That’s why it is invisible.