Insurtech

LatAm Insurtech Betterfly Extends Series A, Raises $17.5 Million

Chile-based Insurtech startup Betterfly extended its Series A funding round adding $9 million to a total of $17.5 million. In July, Betterfly announced it had raised $8.5 million. Once again, QED Investors led the round. A Public Benefit Corporation and certified B-Corp. that is 100%… Read More

Insurtech Lemonade Shares Dip in Anticipation of Lock Up Expiration

Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), a fast-growing Insurtech that emerged as one of the most successful initial public offerings (IPOs) of 2020, is seeing shares dip today in anticipation of the lockup expiration for early shareholders. Lemonade shares are trading down around 12% in an up-market day. According… Read More

Insurtech.Rocks Publishes its Swiss Insurance Technology Map for 2020, Featuring 20 High-Potential Startups

Insurtech.Rocks, a management and digital consulting firm focused on Switzerland’s insurance sector, has published its Swiss Insurtech Map for 2020. It features 20 insurance technology startups. Here are the 20 Insurtechs to look out for as we head into 2021: Insurtech firm Anivo offers insurance… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

WeBank Reduces Upper Limit of Microloan to ¥200,000 WeBank, the Tencent-backed digital bank, announced that it would reduce the upper limit of its microloan product (Weilidai) from ¥300,000 to ¥200,000 from December 26th. According to WeBank, the reduction was a response to the “Commercial Bank… Read More

Insurtech: Hong Kong’s ZA Tech and Digital Wallet Provider OVO to Offer Insurance Tech Capabilities to Indonesian Firms

Hong Kong based ZA Tech, a technology venture launched by insurance firm ZhongAn Online and supported by the Softbank Vision Fund, has revealed that it teamed up with the holding company of digital wallet OVO. Through the partnership, both organizations will offer insurance providers in… Read More

U.S. Insurtech NextCar Announces $400 Million Debt Facility & Strategic Partnership With Westlake Financial

  NextCar Holding Company Inc. (NXCR), a fintech and insurtech vehicle subscription platform, announced on Tuesday it has signed a letter of intent to form a partnership and receive a $400 million debt facility from Westlake Financial. NXCR reported that the $400 million debt facility… Read More

U.S. Insurtech battleface Secures $12 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Drive Capital

  battleface, a UK-based insurtech that specializes in travel insurance, recently announced it secured $12 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Drive Capital.  Founded in 2017, battleface offers travel insurance that covers emergency medical treatment, evacuation, and accidents. “Our core… Read More

UK Insurtech Zego Secures Broking License From Dutch Regulator AFM

  Zego, a UK-based insurtech, recently announced it has received a European broking license as part of its plans to expand throughout Europe. The company revealed that the license, which was award but the Dutch regulator AFM, will enable it to work with EU-based insurance… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission Issues Regulations Towards Internet Insurance On December 14th, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) issued the “Internet Insurance Business Regulatory Measures.” Key contents of the Measures include: clarifying the nature of Internet insurance business and applicable regulations… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Bestow Raises $70 Million Through Series C Funding Round

  Bestow, a U.S.-based insurtech that delivers algo powered life insurance underwriting, announced on Wednesday it raised $70 million through its Series C funding round from new and existing investors, including Breyer Capital, Valar Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Core Innovation Ventures, Morpheus Ventures, and Sammons… Read More

Switzerland based F10 Fintech Incubator and Accelerator Adds Insurance APIs from Baloise

Switzerland-headquartered F10 Fintech Incubator and Accelerator has reportedly added several different insurance APIs from Baloise, a Swiss insurance holding firm. The APIs are now a part of the F10 Fintech Sandbox. This development aims to support Open Insurance services in the European country. Last year,… Read More

Embedded Insurance May Offer $3 Trillion Market Opportunity According to Business Transformation Specialist Simon Torrance

Simon Torrance, Advisor to Boards and Leadership teams on business model transformation, platform strategy, and digital ventures, claims that embedded insurance is a $3 trillion market opportunity, which may help “close the protection gap.” Torrance, a Senior Advisor at Rainmaking, explains that embedded insurance is… Read More

Next Insurance Announces Acquisition Juniper Labs

    Next Insurance, an insurtech seeking to transform small business insurance, announced on Thursday it has acquired Juniper Labs, a provider of alternative open data and underwriting technology focused on small businesses. Next Insurance reported that it and Juniper Labs will continue to develop… Read More

U.S. Insurtech At-Bay Secures $34 million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Qumra Capital

  At-Bay, a U.S.-based insurtech startup, announced on Tuesday it secured $34 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Qumra Capital with participation from Microsoft’s venture fund M12. The company notably raised a total of $74 million in 2020 alone, having… Read More

Insurtech Lemonade Launches Service in France

Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), an Insurtech that offers various insurance products, is now live in France. According to the company, residents of France may now digitally access renters insurance as well as file claims and get paid immediately via the company’s app. Lemonade is licensed and supervised… Read More

French Insurtech Luko Secures $60 Million Through Series B Investment Round Led By EQT Ventures

Luko, a France-based insurtech, announced on Monday it secured $60 million through its Series B investment round, which was led by EQT Ventures with participation Accel, Founders Fund, Speedinvest, and Orange Ventures. Launched in 2018, Luko claims it has reinvented home insurance with social responsibility… Read More

Update: Laka Insurance’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £1.6 Million During the Final Days on Seedrs

Laka, a collective-based insurer of cyclists, is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £1.6 million raised. The funding round, which has attracted more than 1380 Seedrs investors, quickly surpassed its initial £1 million funding target. As previously reported, Laka has developed… Read More

Chubb Joins Forces With Nubank to Launch Fully Digital Life Insurance Offering in Brazil 

Nubank and Chubb announced on Tuesday the launch of a fully digital life insurance offering, Nubank Vida, in Brazil. According to the duo, Nubank Vida is underwritten by Chubb and was developed using the integration capabilities of Chubb Studio, the global digital product distribution platform… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Suzhou Will Carry Out Digital RMB experiment on Dec. 12 Suzhou will become the second Chinese city after Shenzhen to carry out a digital RMB experiment, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. On December 12th, the crypto yuan for the experiment will… Read More

Brazilian Insurtech Pier Raises $14.5 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Monashees

Pier, a Brazil-based full-stack insurtech, announced earlier this week it secured $14.5 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Monashees with participation from Canary, Mercado Livre, and BTG Pactual. Founded in 2018, Pier states it adopts artificial intelligence to bring a… Read More

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