Insurance Broker NFP Launches New Venture Fund to Support Partnerships & Investments in Insurtech, Fintech, & HR Tech

NFP, an insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, announced on Thursday it is launching a new venture fund focused on strategic partnerships and investments in the emerging Insurtech, Fintech and HR Tech industries. Shawn Ellis,… Read More

IT Service Provider Zensar Announces Acquisition of Insurtech Cynosure

IT service provider Zensar announced on Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire U.S.-based insurtech Cynosure, which focuses on providing Guidewire platform implementation services to Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance carriers. The company reported: “This acquisition is a critical component of Zensar’s… Read More

F10 Incubator & Accelertor Opens Application for P2’s Batch IV

Fintech, regtech, and insurtech incubator and accelerator F10 announced on Tuesday it has opened applications for its Prototype to Product (P2)Program Batch IV. The program revealed applications are currently being accepted and reviewed from tech startup firms, who were solving problems in the financial, banking,… Read More

Next Insurance Debuts Live Certification Verification Feature

Next Insurance, an insurtech company that specializes in small to medium businesses, announced on Tuesday it has launched a new verification feature called Live Certification. Founded in 2016, Next Insurance claims it is the first US-based insurance provider to offer this type of service.  The insurtech… Read More

Hartford InsurTech Hub Forms New Partnership With Global Law Firm Clyde & Co

Global law firm Clyde & Co announced this week it has formed a partnership with the Hartford InsurTech Hub, an initiative that connects the insurance industry to insurtech innovators and start-ups. According to Clyde & Co, through the new partnership, the legal firm will act as Hartford… Read More

UK Insurtech Startup Flock Launches Pay-As-You-Go Drone Insurance

Flock, a UK-based insurtech startup, has officially launched its Pay-As-You-Go drone insurance. Founded in 2015, Flock describes itself as a London-based, VC- and government-backed insurtech startup that’s building a big-data driven risk intelligence platform for drones.  The company announced its partnership with aviation insurer, Allianz,… Read More

Infosys Set to Open Technology & Innovation Hub in Connecticut

Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global consulting, technology and next-generation services firm, announced this week it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in Hartford, Connecticut, along with hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2022. According to the company, the Connecticut Technology and Innovation Hub will… Read More

UK Insurtech Honcho Secures £150,000 Investment From the Finance Durham Fund Nearly Two Months After Completing Crowdcube Round

Less than two months after it raised £829,370 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based insurtech Honcho has secured a £150,000 from the Finance Durham Fund.  As previously reported, Honcho is described as a reverse-auction marketplace where insurers enter a competitive real-time bidding process in order to… Read More

HCS Capital Invests $4 Million in Insurtech Startup FIGO Pet Insurance

HCS Capital Partners (HCS) a Miami-based Private Equity and operating firm, announced this week it has completed a $4 million investment in insurtech startup, FIGO Pet Insurance. HCS reported that this is investment marks the most recent for the firm as it continues to deploy capital… Read More

Startupbootcamp’s Hartford InsurTech Hub Preps for Inaugural Demo Day & Collaborates with Clyde & Co to Act as Exclusive Legal Partner

Hartford InsurTech Hub, powered by Startupbootcamp, announces its latest collaboration with international law firm, Clyde & Co. The London-headquartered firm will act as Hartford InsurTech Hub’s exclusive legal partner, providing Hartford program startups with needed legal advice. “We are elated to welcome such a prestigious… Read More

Insurtech Startup TicketGuardian Forms New Partnership With SquadUP

TicketGuardian, the insurtech startup that’s aiming to shake up the ‘no refunds’ standard of live events ticketing, announced this week it has formed a partnership with SquadUP to bring event fans peace of mind when booking in advance on the white label platform. Through the… Read More

MetLife Launches Global Open Innovation Platform For Entrepreneurs & Insurtechs

On Monday, MetLife announced the launch of its new global open innovation platform, collab 3.0 EMEA, and invited entrepreneurs and insurtechs to scale their business through the platform, while solving some of the insurer’s biggest innovation challenges across its business in Europe, the Middle East, and… Read More

Plug and Play Announces First Twelve Residents For Cleveland Accelerator Program

On Friday, Plug and Play announced the twelve startups that were selected for the new Plug and Play Cleveland Accelerator Program. The Plug and Play organizers revealed their selections just one week after nearly 30 startups competed for the program’s debut spots. As previously reported, the… Read More

F10 Celebrates Launch of P2 Program’s Batch III

F10 FinTech Incubator and Accelerator announced on Tuesday its Program Grand Opening had been a resounding success. The organization reported that fifteen startups in the innovative fintech, insurtech, and regtech space pitched their pioneering ideas in front of a prestigious audience in Zürich’s Limmat Hall. The… Read More

Connecticut Innovations’ $5 Million Global VentureClash Challenge Opens Applications to Early-Stage Tech Companies

Connecticut Innovations (CI), Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and one of the leading sources of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies on the east coast, today announced the launch of the application period for VentureClash. According to CI, VentureClash is Connecticut’s $5 million global venture challenge for early-stage digital… Read More

Insurtech Startup TicketGuardian Announces Partnership With Food & Wine Ticket Sales Company EzTix

TicketGuardian, the insurtech startup that’s aiming to shake up the ‘no refunds’ standard of live events ticketing, announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with food and wine ticket sales company, EzTix, to provide customers with a way to insure their experience and get… Read More

California Insurtech Startup Gabi Raises $9.5 Million During Latest Funding Round Led By Canvas Ventures

Gabi, a California-based insurtech startup, announced this week it secured $9.5 million during its Series A round, which was led by Canvas Ventures, with participation from Correlation Ventures, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Securian Ventures, and other existing investors. Founded in 2016, Gabi stated it has developed intelligent… Read More

Former SoFi SVP Brad Simmons Named CMO of Insurtech Startup Health IQ

California insurtech Health IQ Insurance Services (Health IQ), announced on Thursday it has appointed Brad Simmons as Chief Marketing Officer, a newly created position on its senior leadership team. According to HealthIQ, Simmons brings over 15 years of experience in developing large scale customer acquisition… Read More

New York Insurtech CoverWallet Announces Partnership With Zurich Insurance to Launch New Digital Platform in Europe

CoverWallet, a New York-based insurtech startup, announced this week it has formed a partnership with Zurich Insurance to provide SMEs in Europe with a way to quickly size up their insurance needs, purchase coverage and manage their policies through a single digital platform. While sharing details… Read More

Hippo Opens New Office in Texas Just Weeks After Announcing $25 Million Series B Investment

Less than a month after Hippo announced it secured $25 million through its Series B round, the California-based insurtech company announced the opening of its second office in downtown Austin. While sharing details about the new Texas location, Assaf Wand, Hippo Co-Founder and CEO, stated: “Hippo is… Read More