insurtech 2018 News

Insurtech Profile: Openly’s ‘Sophisticated’ Digital Experience for Independent Agents

Keep an eye out for Openly, a new digitally-sophisticated upmarket homeowners insurer catering to independent agents. According to Ty Harris, founder and CEO, Openly will launch in early 2019 in a yet-to-be-announced large inland state. “We’re going after mainland America …

Marsh Joins with Insurtech Firm Concirrus to Drive Behavioral Analytics in Marine Market

Concirrus, the London-based insurtech company specializing in marine analytics, announced it has formed a multi-year agreement with insurance broker Marsh. The agreement will see the two companies working together to drive the use of behavioral data in the global marine …

Softbank Plans Big Push into Insurance Investments

Softbank’s Vision Fund plans to pump more money into insurance, a sector it sees as both ripe for disruption and a potential booster for its bigger bets in cars, health and financial services, a Vision Fund executive told Reuters. In …

Berlin Insurtech Startup Simplesurance Sets Sights on U.S. for Future Expansion

Simplesurance founder and CEO Robin von Hein sat down last year with Insurance Journal’s sister publication, Carrier Management, to discuss the company’s strategy. Based on the edge of Berlin’s trendy Mitte district in bright, open offices, Simplesurance is yet another …

Get Ready for the Insurtech Revolution, Act 2

The digital revolution in insurance is about to begin its second act. Having in its first phase used science and technology to inspire a rethinking of insurance that is making insurance easier and more efficient to buy and sell, and …

UK Venture Capital Fund Eos Makes First Two Insurtech Investments

Eos Venture Partners’ strategic insurtech fund has made its first two investments. The UK-based specialist venture capital fund, working through its debut EVP 1 fund, committed early financing to Concirrus, a marine insurance analytics platform and Digital Fineprint (DFP) which …

15 Most Popular Insurtech Stories

News about insurtechs happens almost every day. This week, innovation and insurtech will be on the minds of many as an estimated 6,000 insurance professionals and entrepreneurs meet in Las Vegas for the InsureTech Connect Conference. Before the news from …

Slice Labs Raises $20M for Its On-Demand Platform for Insurers

Cloud services provider Slice Labs has raised an additional $20 million that it will use to expand its cloud services for on-demand insurance products globally. The Series A funding round was led by The Co-operators with participation from XL Innovate, …

Berlin-Based Insurtech Firm Coya Launches with Home Content Insurance – as a Start

Insurtech startup Coya has launched home content insurance cover, designed to be “affordable, transparent and easily accessible.” But Berlin-based Coya said home insurance is just the start and many other forms of insurance are planned. Coya’s flexible contracts can be …

GC Genesis, Guy Carpenter’s Insurer-Insurtech Matchmaker, Aims to Prevent Bad Relationships

Insurtech is often touted as the cure that will solve the insurance industry’s inefficient and antiquated processes – from distribution, to underwriting, to claims. While many insurers want to investigate the benefits of insurtech partnerships, most don’t have the first …