Tagged: insurance technology

Latin American Insurtech Jooycar Announces Expansion into the U.S.

Jooycar, a Chilean insurtech that is seeking to disrupt the auto insurance and telematics space in Latin America, announced on Tuesday it has officially expanded its service to the U.S. with the launch of a GPS vehicle tracking solution. This launch comes less than six… Read More

Commercial Insurtech Bold Penguin Joins American Family Insurance

    Bold Penguin, a U.S.-based commercial insurtech firm, recently announced it has been acquired by American Family Insurance Mutual Holding Company. As previously reported, Bold Penguin claims it launched a “high efficient” exchange that enhances the connection between customers, agents, and carriers while reducing… Read More

Update: UK Insurtech Hiro Raises More Than £1.6 Million Through Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs

  Hiro, a UK-based insurtech startup, quickly secures £1.6 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round, which originally sought to raise a minimum of £1.2 million, has so far attracted over 500 Seedrs investors.  As previously reported, Hiro describes itself as… Read More

Home Service Software Brand Porch Group Announces Acquisitions; Expansion into Insurtech

  Porch Group, a U.S.-based vertical software company focused on the home services industry, recently announced it has acquired four companies and has begun to expand into insurtech. Founded in 2012 as an online home improvement network, Porch claims it has grown into the industry-leading… Read More

Insurtech: Berlin based FRIDAY, an Insurance Technology Firm, Hires Nate Glissmeyer and Robin Latz to Serve in Key Roles

Germany-based FRIDAY, an Insurtech firm which operates as a Baloise subsidiary, has hired  Nate Glissmeyer to serve as the company’s Chief Platform Officer and Robin Latz has also been recruited to lead the management at the insurance technology provider. The two new hires will be… Read More

Insurtech: Switzerland’s Digital Life Insurance Firm SafeSide Partners miira, a Comparison Site for Personal Retirement Planning

Switzerland-based SafeSide Life, a digital life insurance solution provider, has teamed up with miira, a comparison platform for enhancing personal retirement planning (that’s powered by PostFinance’s Innovation Lab). Through the partnership, the companies will aim to improve how consumers analyze financial protection requirements and subsequently… Read More

InsurTech NY Unveils Global Early-Stage InsurTech Competition

    InsurTech NY, an insurtech community that is located in the New York metro area, announced on Tuesday it has opened the application window for their annual .2021 InsurTech Early-Stage Competition. According to InsurTech NY, the competition will award $200,000 in prizes to three winning… Read More

Digital Transformation Consultant Says Surge in Open Banking Interest May Help Insurtech Industry

Andrew King, Head of Synechron, a digital transformation consulting firm for financial services, notes that the exponential growth in digital transactions and data, along with regulatory developments, is changing the way companies are conducting business. King pointed out in an Op-Ed published by Insurance Business… 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

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 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

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

There are 529 Fintech focused Startups in Israel and they’ve Secured Over $3 Billion in Investments

  The steady growth of the global Fintech economy and Israel’s role as a key player in this nascent sector has become more prominent during the past few years. Israel’s Fintech industry is evolving into a leading hub for companies throughout the world. Fintech covers… Read More

German Insurtech Getsafe Teams Up with GoCompare as it Prepares to Firmly Establish Operations in the UK

Germany-based digital insurance firm Getsafe has teamed up with GoCompare as it prepares to firmly establish its presence in the UK markets. Getsafe launched operations in the UK in February 2020 and it’s now planning to make app-based insurance services more accessible to UK residents…. Read More

U.S. Insurtech Hippo Announces New Partnership With Kangaroo Home Security

  U.S. insurtech startup Hippo Insurance has joined forces with Kangaroo Home Security to bring customers flexibility and financial ease with home insurance. According to Hippo, the collaboration expands the suite of smart device kits available within Hippo’s expansive smart home program to include a… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Hippo Insurance Scores $350 Million Capital Investment From Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company

  U.S. insurtech startup Hippo Insurance announced on Tuesday it scored $350 million investment and formed a partnership with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited, a subsidiary of MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. According to Hippo, the investment will support the insurtech’s product roll out in… Read More

Texas based Insurtech Bestow Claims its Business has Grown Significantly during COVID, Plans to Hire More Workers

A Texas-based Insurtech firm has been able to grow its operations despite the socio-economic challenges created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bestow in Dallas has witnessed increased demand as it offers various life insurance plans through an all-digital service that allows customers to easily sign… Read More

Spain and Latin America based Insurtech Bdeo Secures €5 Million via Series A Round

Bdeo, an established Insurtech firm with offices in Spain and Latin America, has finalized a Series A investment round valued at €5 million. Bdeo’s latest round was led by BlackFin, a European investment company that’s focused on the financial services sector. Existing investors K Fund… Read More

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