Insurtech

TicketGuardian Secures $8 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By American Family Ventures & IA Capital Group

TicketGuardian, an insurtech startup that’s aiming to shake up the ‘no refunds’ standard of live events ticketing, announced this week it has secured $8 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by American Family Ventures and IA Capital Group. Founded in 2016, TicketGuardian is an… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Slice Brings Cloud Services to the UK & EU

Slice Labs Inc., an on-demand insurance cloud platform provider, announced on Thursday the availability of Insurance Cloud Services (ICS) in the UK and EU. Slice reported that the first customer to use ICS in the UK is Legal & General with the launch of on-demand,… Read More

Insurtech: the Milken Institute Publishes Report on Innovations in Insurance, Questions Disruption

While insurance may not be considered a ‘sexy’  industry it is incredibly important (most people consume it) and absolutely enormous at an estimated $4.1 trillion of annual gross premiums paid. Innovations in the insurance sector may transform the industry to a degree far beyond what… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Financial Authorities Ban STOs in Beijing On December 1st, at the 2018 Global Wealth Management Forum, Huo Xuewen, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work, warned that STO activities in Beijing would be seen as illegal. He said: “A new concept called STO… Read More

CoverWallet Launches Insurtech Platform Specifically For Commercial Insurance

U.S.-based insurtech startup CoverWallet announced on Tuesday the launch of CoverWallet for Agents, which is described as a dedicated platform for insurance agents. According to CoverWallet, those using the new platform will benefit from a “fast, simple, and efficient” way to provide commercial insurance to… Read More

Fintech/Insurtech novae Forms New Partnership With Digital Tech Agency AAXIS to Strengthen White Label B2BC Digital Capability Framework alle2020

Novae, a U.S.-based fintech and insurtech firm, announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with digital tech agency AAXIS to continue the growth and development of the capabilities of alle2020, a global, white-label B2B2C digital capability framework it launched in October. According to Novae, alle2020 uses… Read More

Financial Solutions Provider LAFISE Group Selects Fintech & Insurtech novae As Digital Transformation Partner

LAFISE Group (LAFISE), a Latin American financial services provider, announced on Tuesday it has selected fintech and insurtech company novae to support its digital transformation. The LAFISE Group reported that as a first step in the process, the Dominican Republic locations of the group’s retail bank chain, Banco LAFISE… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

IFR of Tsinghua University Launches Global Fintech Venture Competition (2018) at the 5th World Internet Conference On November 8, the 2018 Global Fintech Venture Competition (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”) was officially launched at the Fintech and Credit Society Construction Forum of the 5th… Read More

Insurtech yulife Raises £3 Million with Participation from OurCrowd. Will Reward Users by Issuing “yucoin”

The “world’s first lifestyle insurance” firm, yulife, has raised £3 million. The funding round was led by LocalGlobe with participation from leading crowdfunding platform OurCrowd and AIG. yulife is scheduled to launch in the UK this week. yulife says it wants to make British companies… Read More

Ping An Continues to Implement their “Finance + Technology” Strategy as Earnings Rise

Ping An announced Q3 earnings this week for the quarter ending on September 30th. The company reported an operating profit of the parent company of RMB 85,637 million (USD $12.3 Billion), up 19.5% year on year. Net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company rose… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Ethos Raises $35 Million Through Series B Financing Round Led By Accel

Insurtech company Ethos announced on Tuesday it successfully raised $35 million through its Series B financing round, which was led by early and growth-stage venture capital firm, Accel with participation from Google Ventures (GV), previous investors Sequoia Capital and Arrive, a subsidiary of Roc Nation,… Read More

Insurtech omni:us Closes Series A Funding. Total Investment Stands at $22.5 Million

Insurtech omni:us has closed on a new funding round. The specific details of the funding were not reported but omni:us said that total funding to date now stands at $22.5 million. Crunchbase reports a seed round in 2016 of €4.2 million. The investment was led by… Read More

Ping An Signs MOU With Merian Global Investors

Ping An Insurance Group announced on Tuesday that Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Company Limited, (Ping An Asset Management (Hong Kong)), the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited (Merian Global Investors), the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Xiaomi Eyes Consumer Financing and B2B Lending in India Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi plans to enter the consumer finance and business-to-business (B2B) loan market in India. Xiaomi has followed the Indian company law and established a non-bank financial institution “Xiaomi Financial Services India” to apply… Read More

World’s Biggest Insurtech Conference Captures Industry Mood on Blockchain, AI

On October 2-3, 2018 Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, presented Insuretech Connect at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was promoted as the largest annual insurtech event in the world, this year boasting over 6000 registered guests and over 250… Read More

Ping An Announces Full Upgrading of Ping An Cloud; Now Offers Services to External Customers & Sets Up Strategic Partnership with GitHub

Ping An Insurance Group announced on Wednesday it has done a full update of its Ping An Cloud. The company reported the Cloud is entering a new phase of offering cloud services to external customers. As previously reported, Ping An is considered one of the largest… Read More

Ping An to Focus on Five Key Technologies: AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Big Data & Security

Ping An Insurance Group held an investor day in Shenzen this week. Ping An is one of the largest financial companies in the world. The firm boasts 179 million customers along with 485 million internet users. The company trades on both the Hong Kong and… Read More

HCS Capital Partners Invest $3 Million into Insurtech Startup Jooycar

U.S. based private equity and operating firm HCS Capital announced on Tuesday it invested $3 million in Jooycar, a Chilean insurtech that is seeking to disrupt the auto insurance and telematics space in Latin America. HSC Capital reported that the insurtech investment marks the most recent… Read More

Insurtech Startup Jumpstart Launches: Now offering Natural Disaster Insurance in California

Insurtech startup Jumpstart announces the official launch of an innovative type of natural disaster insurance in California, initially for earthquakes. Founded in 2015, Jumpstart stated its technology-driven, index-based approach delivers instant signup, affordable coverage, and automatic payout. “Starting with the earthquake risk in California, our first-of-its-kind policy… Read More

Y Combinator Alum Cover Secures $16 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Tribe Capital

Cover, a U.S.-based mobile insurtech company and Y Combinator alum, announced last week it secured $16 million through Series B funding round, which was led by Tribe Capital with participationfrom Samsung, Y Combinator, Exor and Social Capital. Founded in 2016, Cover’s primary product is a… Read More

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