Shefi Ben-Hutta

Editor, Coverager

byteRyde to Attract New Offers to Good Drivers

Meet byteRyde:     The San Francisco-based startup, established in 2017 and led by Patrick Cohen, is on a mission to drive down car insurance rates by collecting users’ driving data (via an…

Tez Financial Services Raises $1.1M Seed Round

, the first fully digital Non-Bank Microfinance Company (NBMFC) in Pakistan, has announced it has raised $1.1m in a Seed round led by Omidyar Network, the impact investment firm established by Pierre Omidyar, the…

Greetings, Mortals! Farmers Knows That Thinking About Life Insurance Might Be Scary

Farmers Insurance is getting into the Halloween spirit by using ghouls to promote life insurance. “Life insurance can be a scary topic for people to think about. The celebration of Halloween…

Foxquilt Secures Seed Round Led by Extreme Venture Partners

Canadian startup announced it has raised CAD$1.2m in a Seed round led by Extreme Venture Partners.     Launched by Mark Morissette and Karim Jamal, Foxquilt will allow consumers and small businesses to join groups…

CNP Assurances Partners with Dial-Once

Paris-based personal lines insurer CNP Assurances has signed a  3-year-partnership with Dial-Once to use its visual IVR (interactive voice response) solution to speed up its management of customer calls.   Established in 2015, Paris-based Dial-Once provides…

Ensurem Launches Medigap EZ-App

Ensurem, a technology and digital marketing platform for buying insurance, has announced the launch of Medigap EZ-App, the first 100% digital application for Medicare Supplement insurance.     “For the first…

Aviva Launches “Mid-Life MOT”

Aviva is launching a “Mid-Life MOT” – providing targeted guidance on wealth, work and wellbeing for its employees aged 45 and above. The new “Mid-Life MOT” service will launch in…

Ryan Specialty Group Files Form D With the SEC

Chicago-based Ryan Specialty Group filed its Form D with the SEC in connection to an equity round totaling ~$500k. Click here.  

Dynamis is Now Applied Systems

Applied Systems has announced the acquisition of Dynamis Software, a provider of employee benefits software solutions in the US. The company has 21 team members and is based in Milwaukee, WI. …

BBVA & Anthemis to Build Venture Creation Studio

BBVA has announced a partnership with Anthemis to build a venture creation studio in London.   The studio will create value by deploying capital and resources to building businesses that address…

The All-in-One Savings, Investment and Insurance Platform

Meet Boston-based Catch:     The startup, established in 2016 and led by Andrew Ambrosino, offers a personal benefits platform for freelancers and independent contractors to easily set up and manage benefits and financial plans…

Digital Account Opening for Startups Coming to Singapore

OCBC Bank will once again leverage the national data repository MyInfo, to enable small and medium enterprise (SMEs) owners to open business accounts and receive their account numbers instantly.  …

MagicQuote is Automagical

Earlier this year, Richmond, VA-based Merlinio announced its intention to offer car insurance to millennials. Now, via its MagicQuote app – a user can ‘scan and shop’ for auto insurance from select insurers including: Farmers,…

Sigo: Live with Swag

Sigo Seguros is showing signs of progress.     The Philadelphia-based digital broker – that can currently sell car insurance in the state of Pennsylvania – is allowing customers to enter…

Insurance Under the Influence: Low-Tech

Recent events suggest it doesn’t take much tech to succeed in insurance .   A Winner: QuoteWizard. The 8-year-old Seattle-based lead-gen company was acquired by Charlotte-based LendingTree for $300m in cash,…

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