insurtech

Is investor bullishness on embedded insurtech warranted?

Embedded insurance — selling coverage at the same time as another product or service — is on the rise. Are investors bullish on the insurtech subsector?

TechCrunch+ roundup: Insurtech investor survey, H-1B red flags, SaaS sales coaching

A strong sales organization is the tip of the spear for every SaaS startup, but because so few founders have meaningful experience in this arena, they don't know how to set their teams up for success.

8 investors weigh in on the state of insurtech in Q3 2022

Seeing significant M&A activity and repricing in the public insurtech cohort left us wondering about their private peers: Are the same trends at play and to what extent?

Insurtech goes niche

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When VCs fund the thing you didn’t think they’d ever fund

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Coming to hang with us at Disrupt, where Equity is kicking off

SMB-focused Pie Insurance raises $315M Series D

Pie Insurance, which provides workers’ compensation insurance to small businesses, has closed on a $315 million Series D round of funding. In 2021, the size of this round wouldn’t have turned head

Insurtech gets more specialized, with products just for e-bikes and factory-built homes

The ways in which we live and get around have evolved over the past few decades. For example, sales of e-bikes are outpacing sales of electric cars in the U.S., according to recent research. And pre-f

There’s a reason why US Midwest startups had fewer layoffs, Chicago VC says

Over time, many cities across the Midwest have been building out bona fide startup ecosystems, as M25's annual ranking of Midwest startup hubs makes clear.

VCs set sights on African countries beyond the ‘Big Four’

Outside the Big Four, investments ballooned to $1.4 billion, up 382% year on year, according to Partech's 2021 report.

Kenyan insurtech Lami raises $3.7M seed extension led by Harlem Capital

Right from the launch of its first product in 2020, Kenyan insurtech Lami Technologies set out to increase insurance penetration in Kenya and the rest of Africa. It began on this path by building and

Lemonade closes on acquisition of insurtech Metromile, promptly lays off about 20% of its staff

Publicly traded Lemonade has laid off about 60 employees of Metromile, the auto insurtech company it recently acquired — adding to the volatility the technology sector has seen over the past 18 mont

Wefox grabs $400M at $4.5B valuation to buck the insurtech downturn trend

European insurance tech startup Wefox has raised $400 million in a series D round of funding, giving the German company a post-money valuation of $4.5 billion. This represents a 50% increase on last y

Cyber insurance startup Coalition plots global expansion as valuation hits $5B

Coalition, a San Francisco-based startup that combines cyber insurance and proactive cybersecurity tools, is preparing to expand outside of the U.S. for the first time following a mega $250 million Se

Casper king Philip Krim is getting into the insurance business

Since departing his role as Casper CEO in 2021, Philip Krim has spent the majority of his time investing and incubating companies via Montauk Ventures. The latest is an insurance company called Ranger

Bangalore-based Pazcare, an employee benefits and insurtech platform, raises $8.2M

Pazcare, a Bangalore-based employee benefits and insurtech platform, announced today it has raised $8.2 million led by Jafco Asia, bringing its valuation to $48 million. The funding also included part

Sana, which offers health insurance plans to SMBs, raises $60M and doubles valuation since October

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have for decades struggled with being able to offer their employees health insurance. Sana, a startup that wants to make offering health insurance plans more a

Branch snags $147M at a $1.05B valuation, showing that thorny insurtech market not impervious to growth

Branch, a startup offering bundled home and auto insurance, has raised $147 million in Series C funding at a postmoney valuation of $1.05 billion. Weatherford Capital, a family-owned private investmen

Insurtech Policygenius cuts 25% of staff, less than 3 months after raising $125M

Policygenius, an insurtech that raised $125 million in a Series E round less than three months ago, has reportedly laid off about 25% of its staff. The number of employees affected is not confirmed bu

Viola Credit closes $700M fund to provide asset-based lending to fintech startups

Fintech startup and alternative credit asset manager Viola Credit has closed its latest $700 million fund, which provides asset-based lending capital to fintech, proptech and insurtech startups. If t

Kenya’s MotiSure rides on micro-payments to drive personal mobility insurance growth

Affordability is one of the biggest impediments for insurance penetration in Kenya. Often, policy holders are required to make one-off payments for long-term covers, and the quoted sums are usually be
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