Year of Founding2018
Average Age28 years old
Descartes was born out of the conviction that climate change calls for a revolutionary approach in insurance to better protect corporations, governments, and vulnerable communities. We offer a new generation of parametric insurance that builds resilience against the full spectrum of climate and emerging risks. Utilizing Machine Learning and real-time monitoring from satellite imagery & IoT, our state- of-the-art climate tech provides innovative coverage for all trade sectors in all regions of the world. After a successful Series B raise of $120M USD, Descartes Underwriting is proud to be recognized among the French Tech Next40 and launched Descartes Insurance, a ‘full stack’ insurer licensed to underwrite risk by the French Regulator (ACPR). With a growing corporate client base (350+ and counting) - our diverse team is headquartered in Paris and operates out of our 13 global offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
To meet this challenge, Descartes Underwriting needs Data Scientists and Software Engineers who will excel in climate risk modelling and then in their industrialization in order to offer the most suitable insurance coverage to its customers.
Descartes Underwriting employees share the desire to innovate, both driven by the intellectual excitement of creating the new generation of insurance but also filled with humility in the face of the challenges we face.
Collaboration and mutual assistance are the keys to the cohesion of our multicultural teams.
At Descartes, the working language is English.
Since its beginning, Descartes Underwriting has always been vigilant to the diversity of its teams.
Our teams, including more than a third of women, now represent more than 26 nationalities, including 22 in our Paris office.