Online Platform Kin Insurance Expanding to California

Kin Insurance announced it will begin serving California with its online platform to enable homeowners to obtain insurance quotes, customize coverage and get insured online or over the phone.

Kin originally launched in 2016 to serve Florida. Kin said it is is expanding into California in response to the state’s unprecedented increase in wildfire activity.

“Kin is entering the California market because of its wildfire risk, not in spite of it,” said Sean Harper, co-founder and CEO of Kin. “We’re ready to put our technology to work tor Californians, ensuring they have an affordable, private-market coverage option.”

Kin closed a $35 million Series B funding round in August to help fuel the company’s growth and expansion.

Kin’s entry into California is backed by Falls Lake Fire and Casualty Co., and through a partnership with Digital Partners, a Munich Re company. Kin is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., with an office in St. Petersburg, Fla.