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Reinsurers Invest in Fintech Startups to Diversify and Grow in Soft Market

When Micah Carr-Hill wanted to insure Chief, the Labrador that helps with his son’s autism therapy, he found an ally in Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer. The German company had just teamed up with a U.K. internet startup to …

Q2 Insurtech Funding Rises to $1B: Willis Towers Watson/CB Insights Report

Insurtech funding volume hovered close to $1 billion in the 2017 second quarter, a result nearly 150 percent larger than the same period a year ago, according to a quarterly report on the sector from Willis Towers Watson and CB …

7 Tips for Start-ups Partnering with Incumbent Insurers: Trōv Founder Walchek

Trōv is a tech start-up that’s introducing the world to a new way to insure their things: on-demand for any duration, entirely from a smartphone. We’ve had to reinvent the insurance value-chain — from customer engagement through claims — by …

Trov in California Closes $45M in Series D Financing for Insurtech

San Francisco, Calif.-based Trov announced that it has closed $45 million in Series D funding led by Munich Re/HSB Ventures, bringing its total funding to just over $85 million. All of Trov’s Series C investors participated in the round: Oak …

Investments in Insurtech Expected to ‘Keep Booming’ in 2017: KPMG Report

Investor interest in insurtech is expected “to remain hot across all regions of the world” during 2017, following strong growth in 2016, according to a report published by KPMG. In the coming year, most insurtech investments likely will focus on …

Insurtech Startups Attract Growing List of Traditional Insurer Partners

Listening to Andrew Rear talk about insurers, you wouldn’t think he works for one that’s been around for 136 years. The 46-year-old head of Munich Re’s Digital Partners unit has said the industry is “one of the last bastions of …

Insurtech Startup Trov Launches in UK, Offering On-Demand Coverage

The on-demand economy, which uses smartphone technology to immediately fill consumer needs, has changed the way people order food, a car, or a place to stay. Now, technology startups are targeting the next business frontier – insurance – offering coverage …

Munich Re Backs On-Demand Insurance Startup Trov’s Expansion in U.S. Market

Trov, an on-demand insurance startup, is revving up plans to enter the U.S. market in 2017, by way of a partnership with Munich Re. Munich Re, one of the world’s largets reinsurers, says it intends to provide underwriting capital and …

Investors Back Trov, On-Demand Platform for ‘Insurable Moments’ and Items, with $39M

Investors have pledged $39 million for a technology platform that allows consumers to insure their valuable things and turn the coverage on and off whenever they want with swipe of a finger on their smartphone. In the words of the …

Tech Firm Trōv Promises to Reinvent ‘Insurance to Value’ for P/C Industry

A high tech start-up is promising to raise the standard for determining “insurance to value” by giving property/casualty insurance companies and brokers access to real-time data on their upscale insureds’ property and possessions, making it easier for the industry to …