Sensely, a U.S. startup that has created avatar and chatbot-based platforms to assist insurance plan members and patients with insurance services and healthcare resources, announced on Tuesday it has been selected for the next batch of Plug and Play’s Insurtech program in Japan.
According to Sensely, the accelerator program seeks to introduce promising Insurtech companies to corporate partners such as Hitachi, Mitsubishi, and Nissan.
“Over the next three months, Sensely will participate in the program’s varied slate of activities, including dealflow sessions, networking events, and mentor opportunities, which are designed to provide maximum opportunity to secure new platform evaluations, commercial relationships, and equity investment. Sensely is a repeat partner to Plug and Play, having previously participated in Plug and Play’s Silicon Valley-based Health program.”
Speaking about Sensely’s participation in the program, Zachary Rainey, Plug and Play Japan Insurtech Program Manager, stated,
“We’re seeing a huge interest in the insurance vertical to aggressively pursue transformation, a big component of which is how to integrate new technology within complex existing workflows. Sensely is a great example of a platform that can greatly enhance the member experience while at the same time helping realize efficiency gains, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the program.”
Adam Odessky, CEO and Co-founder of Sensely, went on to add:
“We’re big fans of Plug and Play. They are among the best organizations in the world at what they do, and we have been consistently impressed with their ability to curate meaningful introductions that are beneficial to both startups as well as Plug and Play’s large corporate partners. With customers and investors such as Rakuten, Nippon Life, and Aflac, Japan has clearly emerged as a highly strategic market for Sensely, and we are grateful for this unique opportunity to spend more time in Tokyo collaborating directly with Japanese customers and partners.”