Articles by Anna Irrera

Insurtech Lemonade Raises $300 Million; SoftBank, Allianz, Alphabet Among Investors

Lemonade, the insurance company built around artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, announced the signing of a $300 million Series D funding round led by SoftBank Group with participation from Allianz, General Catalyst, GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), OurCrowd, and …

Credit Karma Enters Auto Insurance Market

Financial technology startup Credit Karma said on Tuesday it is expanding into insurance through a new service that makes it easier for users to find cheaper auto insurance policies. The tool generates suggestions by analyzing government information on drivers and …

Lloyd’s Provides Insurance for Cryptocurrency Storage

Kingdom Trust, a company that stores digital currency for investors, has secured insurance coverage through Lloyd’s of London to protect against theft and destruction of those assets, the company said on Tuesday. The move by Kingdom Trust, which has $12 …

Elites Ponder Applying Market Principles to Harassment, Other Social Problems

The global social media movement known through the Twitter hashtag #MeToo has highlighted sexual misconduct in business, entertainment and politics, and is on the agenda at this year’s Milken Institute Global Conference, which started on Sunday. Beginning with accusations of …

WEF Helps Create Fintech Cyber Security Consortium; Members Include Zurich, Citigroup

The World Economic Forum has led the creation of an industry consortium focused on improving the cyber security of financial technology companies, as collaboration between fintechs and financial institutions grows. The consortium’s founding members include Citigroup Inc, online lender Kabbage, …

Hyperledger Project Releases Blockchain Code for Large Firms Building Software

The Hyperledger Project, a group led by the Linux Foundation, has released its first blockchain code that can be used by large businesses to build software. The group, whose more than 120 members include International Business Machines Corp, Cisco Systems …

U.S. Firms Issue Principles for Cyber Risk Ratings Used by Insurers

More than two dozen U.S. companies, including several big banks, have teamed up to establish shared principles that would allow them to better understand their cyber security ratings and to challenge them if necessary, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said …

Corporate Venture Arm of CNP Assurance Leads Investment in Blockchain Startup

U.S. exchange group Nasdaq Inc has joined a 7 million-euro ($7.9 million) investment round in Stratumn, which helps companies develop applications using blockchain technology, the Paris-based startup said on Thursday [June 8]. The investment was led by Open CNP, the …