Insurtech

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

Canadian Insurtech Platform InsuraGuest Announces Expansion to Fully Integrate With 82 Different Property Management Systems Through Proprietary API

   InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSXV: ISGI), a Canada-based insurtech, announced on Wednesday that through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary InsuraGuest, Inc. (ISG)  it has expanded the reach of its insurtech platform to fully integrate with 82 different property management systems through the Company’s proprietary API, which… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Breeze Adds Critical Illness Insurance to Digital Platform

  U.S. insurtech Breeze announced on Wednesday it has added a critical illness insurance product to its digital platform. The company revealed that the new product will expand its partnership with Assurity Life. According to Breeze, individuals may request personalized critical illness insurance quotes and… 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

UK Insurtech Hiro Announces Plans to Launch Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs

  Hiro, a UK-based insurtech startup, announced on Tuesday it is planning to seek funds through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The company describes itself as a home insurance challenger that helps customers to actively protect their home using smart technology instead of relying on compensation… 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

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2021

Fintech enthusiasts welcome back to my 5th annual “Top Ten” Fintech prediction series. This year I’ve met a lot of powerful movers and shakers in the Fintech space. My take away from these meetings and interactions is how little do I know about this ever-expanding… Read More

European Insurtech TONI Digital Launches Insurance-As-A-Service Platform on Socotra’s Cloud-Native Core

  European insurtech provider TONI Digital recently announced it has teamed up with cloud-native insurance core platform Socotra to launch its new insurance-as-a-service technology platform for the white-label insurance market. According to TONI Digital, the solution enables large corporations to quickly enter the insurance market,… Read More

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

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