Insurtech

Update: UK Insurtech Pluto Now Nearing £600,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

Pluto, a UK-based insurtech focused on travel insurance, is now nearing 600,000 in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched last month and quickly raised its initial 200,000 funding target. Founded in 2018, Pluto seeks to help customers make… Read More

Insurtech Unicorn: Next Insurance Raises $250 Million in Funding Round led by Munich Re

Next Insurance, an Insurtech seeking to transform small business insurance, has raised $250 million in a Series C funding round from Munich Re. According to the company, the funds will allow it to scale its “industry-leading small business insurance products.” Next Insurance wants to become… Read More

On Demand Insurtech Facilitator Slice Labs Partners with Duuo on New Products

Slice Labs, an “on-demand Insurtech, has partnered with Duuo, another on-demand insurance brand to provide” Event and Rent-My-Stuff insurance offerings.” Duuo is part of the Co-operators Group Limited, a Canadian co-operative with more than $41.7 billion in assets under administration. Duuo is using the “Slice… Read More

Plug and Play Insurtech Announces 14 Startups Selected for Batch Three of the Insurtech Europe Program

Insurtech Europe, Plug and Play’s Insurtech platform based in Germany, announced on Thursday the 14 startups that have been selected for its third batch. According to Plug and Play, the program aims to facilitate opportunities for pilots, POCs, and new relationships between the selected batch… Read More

Global Insurance Accelerator Announces New Funding Structure for Future Cohorts

The Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA), an insurtech accelerator focused on supporting and promoting innovation for the insurance industry, announced on Wednesday changes to the funding structure beginning with the 2020 cohort, and applications are now open GIA reported that since its launch 36 startups accepted… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The CBIRC and PBC Jointly Release 2019 China Inclusive Finance Development Report On September 29th, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) and the People’s Bank of China (PBC) jointly released the “2019 China Inclusive Finance Development Report ” (hereinafter referred to as the… Read More

Insurtech TrustLayer Exits Stealth Mode, Provides Insurance Verification Using Distributed Ledger Technology

Insurtech TrustLayer has exited stealth mode, according to a company release. TrustLayer provides an automated insurance verification platform using distributed ledger technology (DLT). The enterprise blockchain app will provide real-time updates on the R3 Corda distributed ledger ecosystem Simultaneously, TrustLayer announced a partnership with residential… Read More

Plug and Play Accepts 130 Startups For Accelerator Winter 2019 Batches

Global innovation platform Plug and Play announced on Thursday the 130 startups selected to participate in their Winter 2019 batches. According to the accelerator, the selected startups will participate in one of the following programs: Enterprise 2.0, Health, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Mobility, Real Estate & Construction, or Travel & Hospitality. Speaking… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Lively Teams Up With Visa to Add New Debit Processor For HSA Program

U.S.-based insurtech Lively announced on Tuesday it has partnered with Visa to add a new debit card processing to its HSA program. Lively reported its customers now have access to their HSA funds and what the company believes is quick, reliable debit transactions secured by… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The People’s Bank of China Issues “China Rural Financial Services Report (2018)” On September 19th, the People’s Bank of China issued the “China Rural Financial Services Report (2018)” (hereinafter referred to as the “Report”). The report provides a detailed review of the development of China’s… Read More

Insurtech Air Doctor Receives $3.1 Million in Seed Funding

Air Doctor, an Insurtech for travelers to find local doctors, has raised $3.1 million in seed funding, according to a company release. Air Doctor states that insurance companies will no longer need to collect receipts and reimburse patients with their cash-free service. “By focusing on… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Spot Announces Launch of Injury Insurance Subscription

U.S.-based insurtech startup Spot announced on Friday it has launched its subscription-model injury coverage, which provides coverage for out-of-pocket expenses, including insurance deductibles. Founded in 2017, Spot described itself as an ambitious startup entering the insurance industry by opening an entirely new channel of distribution… Read More

Funding Circle Co-Founder Sam Hodges Moves Into Insurtech with VOUCH Providing Business Insurance for Startups

Sam Hodges, c0-founder of SME P2P lender Funding Circle and former MD of US operations, has surfaced as the CEO and co-founder of a new startup “Vouch Insurance.” The Insurtech seeks to provide insurance products exclusively to startups and claims to be the “only insurance… Read More

Pie Insurance Announces Expansion Efforts Following Series B Funding Round

Insurtech startup Pie Insurance announced on Tuesday it has achieved significant growth in the number of team members, online quote tool usage, and written premium six months since raising $4.3 million through Series B Funding Round, which was led by Moxley Holdings and Elefund, with… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Platform Broker Buddha Secures $4.5 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Vertex Ventures

Broker Buddha, a U.S.-based insurtech platform, announced on Tuesday it secured $4.5 million through its latest investment round, which was invested by Vertex Ventures. Founded in 2017, Broker Buddha explained it is transforming the application and renewal process to make insurance agencies more efficient and… Read More

Insurtech Dinghy Recognized as “Most Disruptive Insurance Business in the UK”

Insurtech Dinghy was recently recognized as the “most disruptive insurance business in the UK” at the recent Disruption Summit Europe. Dinghy was also said to be the 26th most disruptive overall. The Summit was hosted in London on the 10th September with the final rankings… Read More

Insurtech Pluto Crowdfunds on Seedrs: Travel Insurance Startup to Provide Instant Payouts to Users When Travel Goes Wrong

Travel insurance has a bad rap. Claims too frequently are denied and if they pay out it may take weeks to receive any remuneration for a trip gone bad. Insurtech Pluto is seeking to address this sector of the insurance market with an app-based service… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The National Internet Finance Association of China Requires Members to Disclose Annualized Lending Costs This week, the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA) issued a notice to member institutions about annualized lending costs disclosure and industry discipline. According to the notice, some online lending… Read More

Ping An’s OneConnect Signs MoU With Indonesia Insurtech Asuransi Sinarmas

OneConnect Financial Technology Co. Ltd. (OneConnect), an associate company of China’s insurance giant Ping An Group, announced on Wednesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with insurer Asuransi Sinarmas, a unit of Sinarmas. OneConnect reported that through the MoU it will enable Asuransi Sinarmas to… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Starling Bank Adds Insurtech Digital Risks and Cybersecurity Platform CyberSmart to Marketplace

Starling Bank, a digital-only challenger bank, has added two new partners to its marketplace feature. According to a note from the bank, Starling is now offering access to SME Insurtech Digital Risks and cybersecurity platform CyberSmart. Both services are available to customers of Starling Bank… Read More

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