UK-based marine and automotive insurtech, Concirrus, announced earlier this week it secured $20 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by AlbionVC with participation from current investors IQ Capital, EOS Venture Partners, and several angel investors.
Founded in 2012, Concirrus’ Quest platform provides behavioral data and predictive models that significantly outperform traditional risk assessment and underwriting techniques in the insurance market.
“Our Quest products access and interpret large sets of static demographic and dynamic behavior-based data sets, and combine these with historical claims information to reveal the behaviours that correlate to claims. The outcome is new insights and rating factors that simply did not exist before, the ability to better deploy risk capital, improve loss ratios and drive down operating costs.”
Speaking about the investment, Andrew Yeoman, CEO at Concirrus, stated:
“According to Willis Towers Watson, insurtech investment reached an all-time high in 2019 and this year will be very much characterised by companies that are able to break through. This investment injection provides us with the financial footing to become the class leader. It also takes us on to the next stage of growth enabling us to internationalise, broaden the strength of our product offering and diversify across multiple business lines.”
Yeoman went on to conclude:
“We recognised that this is a community steeped in history and tradition, therefore longevity is vital. Our customers need to feel confident that they are working with trusted partners that are here to stay and can respond to their evolving needs as they continue in their pursuit to securing market advantage. This funding enables us to deliver this.”