Shefi Ben-Hutta

Editor, Coverager

ChronWell Raises $4.5M to Fix WC System

“America’s healthcare system is neither healthy, caring nor a system.” Walter Cronkite.     Enter Florida-based ChronWell:   Think: an emerging startup-slash-PaaS company for the workers’ compensation insurance industry that…

BNP Paribas Launches Fintech – Insurtech Investment Fund

With the establishment of this new investment fund, BNP Paribas is stepping up its Open Innovation strategy. The fund complements a range of initiatives already launched with the intention of driving…

Liechtenstein Life Launches Blockchain Fund

Liechtenstein Life announced the acquisition of a blockchain fund to enable the investment in new blockchain technologies and to promote the opportunity for customers to participate in the rapid growth…

Tomorrow Raises $5.9M to Democratize Estate Planning

Seattle-based Tomorrow has raised $5.9M in equity (SEC FORM D), bringing its total funding to date to $8.5M .     The company, established in 2016 and led by cofounder Dave…

A Berlin Startup is Missing a Cat

Before:   After :   Refresher: Getsurance is a Berlin-based insurance startup that launched its fully digital disability insurance (BU) in June 2017, with Squarelife as its insurer and RGA as its reinsurer….

GEICO’s Latest Facebook Ad

HealthCare.com Acquires Pivot Health

Miami-based HealthCare.com announced the acquisition of Pivot Health, a provider and manager of specialty health insurance products, in an all-cash transaction. Headquartered in Phoenix, Pivot Health develops, manages and markets proprietary, specialty…

German Insurer Sees Social Media as Next Big Trend

Verti, Germany’s second largest direct car insurer, now also offers commercial auto insurance for vans and RVs. Refresher: Verti – formerly known as Direct Line – is a MAPFRE-owned brand…

The Foundation of Next Gen Agricultural Systems

Agrible has partnered with Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) to bring its Sustainable Sourcing platform to more growers around the world. The collaboration will enable growers to have easy and flexible sustainability…

Even Financial Secures Strategic Investment from AmEx

NYC-based Even Financial, an online technology platform for financial services, has announced a $3M funding round, bringing its total funding to date to ~$9M. American Express Ventures participated in the round;…

Imprezzio And Jornaya Partner To Enhance Lead Performance

Imprezzio, a provider of sales enablement software for the insurance and financial services industries, announced its partnership with Jornaya, a consumer journey insights platform.     The partnership will enable…

Farmers. Facebook. Fashion.

According to Business Insider, Farmers has brought all 20,000 of its employees on to Workplace by Facebook , a social media network for businesses. The platform (previously known as Facebook at Work)…

Spotted: PolicyStreet’s New Look

Before:   After:   Refresher: PolicyStreet is an online insurance marketplace established in Malaysia in 2016. It has raised ~$500K last year. Also, it’s celebrating a new partnership with DOJO, a coworking space in…

Lemonade Zero v. Travelers Decreasing Deductible

Travelers announced the launch of Quantum Home 2.0 (QH2.0), an enhanced homeowners insurance product with tailored pricing and more flexible coverage options, all on simpler policy documents that help customers better…

Riovic Launches of PolicyLedge

South Africa-based Riovic announced that it has built PolicyLedge “to help insurance brokers and agents become digital and paperless more simply and freely.”     By the look of things, PolicyLedge is an…

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