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Starr Buys Stake in Small Business Insurtech CoverWallet

Starr Companies is now a minority shareholder in online small business insurance agency CoverWallet. CoverWallet confirmed the deal that was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. No financial terms were disclosed. Starr previously invested in CoverWallet’s Series A round, …

Startup Next Insurance Closes Funding Round Worth $35 Million with Amex Aboard

Next Insurance, a digital insurance agency for small to medium businesses, announced that American Express Ventures has joined its previously announced Series A Round led by Munich Re/HSB Ventures. In May, Next reported the round had reached $29 million and …

Personal Trainers Can Now Buy Policies from Next Insurance via Chatbot on Facebook

Next Insurance, a digital insurance company for small businesses, has launched a chatbot that enables personal trainers to quote and buy liability insurance via Facebook Messenger. Next said it partnered with chatbot developer SmallTalk, becoming what it claims is the …

Security Vendors, Partnerships Offer Key to Simplifying, Selling Cyber Insurance Online: CoverHound CEO

CoverHound CEO Keith Moore has a vision of simplifying cyber insurance sales that involves underwriting the security vendors used by insureds—a model that could ultimately allow small business customers to bind their cyber policies online. That’s just one part of …

2 Instech Startups Target Small Business Insurance Market

Small business insurance providers will soon have two new competitors from the technology world. Next Insurance, an online shopper for small businesses, today announced a $13 million seed investment led by investors Zeev Ventures, TLV Partners and Ribbit Capital. Next …

ACE Expands Specialty Insurance Offerings for Small Businesses

ACE Commercial Risk Services, the small commercial specialty lines business of ACE Group, has expanded its specialty commercial products for small businesses, available on a business owners policy (BOP). This new product suite offering, available through ACE Solutions Fast Track, …

AssureStart Expands Online Small Business Sales to 6 Additional States

Online small business insurance provider AssureStart is now open for business in six additional states: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Nebraska and North Carolina. Seattle-based AssureStart sells business property and general liability insurance on the Internet to small businesses with fewer …

AssureStart Expands Online Small Business Insurance Sales to Three More States

AssureStart, the technology startup that sells small business insurance coverage on the internet, has opened for business in Colorado, Missouri and Oregon with plans to expand into additional states this year. AssureStart serves small businesses with one to 30 employees. …

Small Business Online Insurer AssureStart Now Writing in Maryland, Pennsylvania

AssureStart, a Seattle-based start-up direct company that sells small business insurance on the Internet, has opened for business in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Owned primarily by American Family Insurance, AssureStart opened in Texas in November 2013 and now is in three …

Small Business Insurance Provider AssureStart to Launch in Texas

Madison, Wis.-based American Family Insurance is partnering with Seattle-based start-up, AssureStart, to sell small business insurance online to Texas businesses beginning in mid-November. After launching in Texas, AssureStart plans to enter three more states – Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington – …