InsurTech News

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 …

Efficiency, Insurtech, Auto Uncertainty Drive Insurance M&A Activity, Says S&P

After one of the most active years for mergers and acquisitions in property/casualty and life insurance, market conditions point to a continued push for deals, according to analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Through the first nine months of 2018, …

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 …

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 …

Insurtech Jumpstart Rolls out Parametric Earthquake Product for Californians

A firm that wants to make a name for itself as the first parametric insurtech in the U.S. for earthquakes has officially launched in California, over a year after its anticipated original launch date. Jumpstart Insurance Solutions Inc., a licensed …

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 …

Insurance Pros’ Guide to How to Dress, Behave, Speak at InsureTech Conference

It’s billed as the “world’s largest gathering of insurance leaders and innovators.” So, of course, as an insurance leader and/or innovator you will be one of the 6,000 attendees at the ITC—the InsureTech Connect Conference at MGM Grand in Las …

The Hidden Truth About MoviePass

MoviePass. Consumers love it, consumers hate it. Savior of the movie theater, destroyer of the movie theater. It’s one of the most hotly-debated companies of the past five years, particularly as industry analysts try to dissect the business – as …