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InsurTech NY Announces Plans to Launch NYC InsurTech Accelerator

Insurtech NY, an insurtech community that is located in the New York metro area, recently announced plans to launch its NYC insurtech accelerator program. According to Insurtech NY, the program will take place in October 2020 and will start taking applications from growth-stage startups that… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Hippo Set to Acquire Spinnaker Insurance

Insurtech startup Hippo Insurance announced on Wednesday it is set to acquire Spinnaker Insurance Company, a national property and casualty insurer. Hippo reported it has partnered with Spinnaker as its largest carrier platform since 2017, with Spinnaker-backed Hippo products currently available to consumers in nearly… Read More

UK’s Insurtech By Miles Secures £15 Million in Capital via Round Led by CommerzVentures

UK-based, By Miles, a pay-by-mile automobile insurance service provider, has secured £15 million in funding through a Series B investment round led by CommerzVentures. Existing investors Octopus Ventures, Insurtech Gateway and JamJar investments also took part in By Miles’ latest round. Established in October 2014… Read More

UK Insurtech Zego Expands Partnership With RSA to Launch Flexible Insurance For Fleets of Vans

Zego, a UK-based insurtech, announced on Thursday it has expanded its partnership with insurer RSA to provide flexible insurance for van fleets. The company reported that with the partnership it is able to offer usage-based policies to delivery, courier, and trade van fleets for 20-200… Read More

Fintech Revenues Projected to Increase from $150 Billion in 2018 to $500 Billion in 2030: Report

Revenues from Fintech are expected to increase from $150 billion in 2018 to $500 billion by 2030 at an average annual growth rate that’s about 3x faster than the larger financial industry’s projected revenue growth, according to a recent report from UBS. The report notes… Read More

Insurtech: Total Funding for Insurance Technology Firms Dropped 54% in Q1 2020, Compared to Last Year, but Number of Deals Increased

More insurance technology (Insurtech)-related deals were finalized during Q1 2020, when compared with the same time period last year. However, overall funding for Insurtech dropped by 54% to $912 million, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic uncertainty. This, according to Willis Towers Watson’s… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Branch Announces Launch in Texas

  Branch, a U.S.-based insurtech startup, announced on Monday it has launched in Texas. The launch notably marks the company’s fifth expansion since launching in August 2019. As previously reported, Branch “taps” into the power of community to make insurance accessible and affordable for everyone,… Read More

Insurtech: Singapore-based Axinian, an Insurance Technology Firm, Rebrands itself to “Igloo”, Secures Additional Funding

Singapore-based Axinian, an insurance technology (Insurtech) firm, has reportedly finalized its Series A+ investment round. To date, the company has secured $16 million in capital for its ongoing growth and development. Axinian’s funding round was led by InVent, the corporate venture capital division of Intouch… Read More

Insurtech: Sprout.ai, an Insurance Technology Firm that Uses AI and Natural Language Processing, Secures $2.5 Million in Capital

UK-based Sprout.ai, an insurance technology (Insurtech) firm previously called BlockClaim, has secured $2.5 million in capital through its second seed round, which was led by Amadeus Capital Partners. Existing investors Playfair Capital and Techstars also took part in Sprout’s latest investment round. The London-headquartered firm… Read More

Insurtech: Lloyds Chooses 12 Promising Insurance Technology Firms to Take Part in its Accelerator Program, Lloyds Lab

The Lloyds of London has reportedly chosen 12 promising, early-stage Insurtech firms to take part in its innovation accelerator program, called Lloyds Lab. The 12 insurance technology startups were chosen out of over 90 companies that had submitted applications, as they were interested in participating… Read More

Insurtech: France-based Akur8, an AI-enhanced Insurance Platform, Secures €8 Million via Series A Round from BlackFin Capital and MTech Capital

Paris-headquartered Akur8, a company that’s developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced insurance pricing platform, has secured €8 million via a Series A round from BlackFin Capital and MTech Capital. The funds raised will be used to expand the firm’s business operations across North and South America… Read More

Pie Insurance Announces Expansion of Service to Small Businesses in Alaska & Missouri

Insurtech startup Pie Insurance recently announced it is planning to expands its services to small businesses in Alaska and Missouri. As previously reported, Pie describes itself as a fast-growing insurtech startup that offers workers’ compensation insurance directly to small businesses. The company revealed it began… Read More

Commercial Insurtech Bold Penguin Adds Auto Insurance to Exchange

Bold Penguin, a U.S.-based commercial insurtech firm, recently announced it has added commercial auto insurance to its insurance platform. According to Bold Penguin, the new capability will allow business use auto insurance to be quoted with other insurance coverage in a bundle. Speaking about the… Read More

NY Insurtech Blackboard Receives Commercial Insurance Approval in Virginia

Blackboard Insurance, a NY-based insurtech platform, recently announced it has received the approval for its commercial insurance package in Virginia. According to Blackboard, the approval will bring capabilities to middle-market customers in 47 states and territories. Speaking about the approval, Seraina Macia, CEO of Blackboard,… Read More

UK Insurtech Collective Benefits Secures £3.3 Million Through Latest Seed Round

Collective Benefits, a UK-based insurance platform for self-employed workers, has secured a total of 3.3 million through its seed funding round. Founded in 2019, Collective Benefits gives freelancers “the safety net” they deserve. “There are now 6 million self-employed workers in the UK and we… Read More

Insurtech: France’s Third-Largest Bank, Société Générale, Invests €1.1 Million in Mutumutu, a Czech Online Life Assurance Firm

Paris-headquartered Societe Generale, the third-largest bank in France and multinational financial services company, has invested €1.1 million in Mutumutu, a Czech online life assurance company that provides special discounts on premiums for people who maintain a healthy lifestyle. Founded in 2018, Mutumutu was established as… Read More

Boost Insurance Secures $14 Million Through Series A Funding Round to Expand Infrastructure-As-A-Service Platform

Boost Insurance recently announced it secured $14 million through its Series A funding round, which was led co-led by Coatue and Graycoft with participation from Tusk Venture Partners, Conversion Capital, and MetLife Chairman, Glenn Hubbard.  Existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and IA Capital Group also… Read More

Plug and Play Forms New Insurtech Partnership With Society of Actuaries

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) announced last week it has formed a partnership with Silicon Valley accelerator, Plug and Play. The duo is reportedly joining forces to exchange “knowledge and ideas” that will benefit both the insurance and consumers. “This relationship will allow InsurTech start-ups… Read More

U.S. Financial Services Buckle Partners With Lyft to Offer Rideshare-Only Insurance

Buckle, a U.S.-based financial services, announced on Thursday it has launched its rideshare-only insurance that provides rideshare and Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers with personal and commercial coverage in one policy. Buckle reported it is now available to eligible Lyft drivers in Georgia with other… Read More

Insurtech Startup Figo Pet Insurance Receives $5 Million Investment From Independence American Insurance Company For 4% Equity Stake

U.S.-based insurtech startup, FIGO Pet Insurance recently announced it received a $5 million investment for a 4% equity stake from underwriting partner Independence American Insurance Company (IAIC), a member of the IHC Group, placing Figo’s valuation at $125 million. FIGO offers a combination of comprehensive insurance policies to protect… Read More

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