Insurtech: Kin, the Home Insurance Firm, Upsizes Series D to $109M

Kin, the direct-to-consumer home insurance company built for every new normal, announced that it recently “conducted a third close, an incremental $15 million, to its Series D round in Q4 2022.”

The investment round contributions reportedly came “from Geodesic Capital, QED Investors, and additional investors, bringing the total Series D funds raised to $109 million.”

Since the first close of its Series D round in March 2022, Kin has “continued its systematic, capital efficient growth, more than doubling its gross written premium while making gains in operational efficiency and driving toward profitability.”

The additional funding, which was “provided using the same terms and valuation as the initial investment, strengthens Kin’s liquidity position and provides the company with the capital needed to significantly expand its offerings and market share moving forward.”

Sean Harper, CEO of Kin, said:

“Despite the tough market for high-growth companies right now, we’ve increased revenue 2.2x, improved each of our major operating metrics, and kept the same valuation. These are good outcomes, especially when other startups are accepting punishing terms or a valuation hit. We’ve been able to achieve these outcomes because the business has performed really well and we didn’t raise capital at the hype-driven multiples that many technology companies did in 2021.”

Kin’s achievement of scalable unit economics “while preserving consistent customer retention is what separates the company from its competitors.”

Kin’s premium renewal rate “was 112% in 2022, and its cumulative customer lifetime value to customer acquisition cost ratio is 9.6x.”

Jon Rezneck, partner and head of the investment team at Geodesic Capital, said:

“Homeowners insurance distribution is an acyclical market and Kin’s unit economics, which have always been good, have only continued to improve. We were pleased for the opportunity to continue to support Kin by putting additional capital to work, further powering their mission to simplify and personalize home insurance.”

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