Sonny Patel is the Founder & CEO of Insurmi, a white-labeled, conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platform designed to help insurers easily generate new business online, streamline claims, and provide excellent customer service, a company he founded at the age of 21. Sonny realized a passion for purpose-driven technology early and founded Insurmi to solve many of the customer access, service, and engagement problems he saw working at a life insurance agency at the age of 19. At Insurmi, Sonny leads by hard-working example, embraces innovation by building a disruptive technology-driven business, executes on growth strategy, and works to be an active and integral part of Arizona's start-up community. Sonny is a recognized member of the Global Innovation Fellows, a U.S. State Department program for emerging American entrepreneurs and innovators who are committed to international dialogue that promotes shared economic prosperity and inclusive innovation. He and Insurmi were selected as part of the 2018 cohort of the Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA), and for inclusion in the Spring Batches of both Plug and Play Silicon Valley and Singapore in 2019.
A well-regarded communicator, Sonny is frequently in demand for speaking engagements, and has spoken recently at the Global Insurance Symposium, Dig|In, BrokerAge Event (Singapore), and IASA. He has given presentations in front of top tier insurance companies, including Principal Financial, Farm Bureau Financial Services, and Allstate, and pitched to the 1 Million Cups audience in Des Moines, Iowa. Sonny holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.