Shefi Ben-Hutta

Editor, Coverager

Not so sure, so-sure and sure walked into a bar…

Cycle Syndicate, the trading name of Syndico Limited, that operated an online P2P platform to enable members to register themselves in syndicates of fellow members and insure their bicycles is…

Pickme India Can Use a Pick Me Up

Less than a year ago Mumbai-based Pickme India picked up $1.79M to offer insurance and repair services for gadgets. Happy users were able to schedule ‘pick up’ of a broken item, and later…

RELX Group Announces £580M Acquisition of ThreatMetrix

London-based multinational information and analytics company RELX Group announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of ThreatMetrix, for a consideration of £580M…

L&G America Can Use a Little Help

Less than a year ago Legal & General America, a MD-based life insurer, announced the launch of a new initiative called ALittleHelp.com, a crowdfunding website, with just transaction fees, dedicated to memorial…

Oscar Introduces Collaboration Through Messaging

Oscar, the NYC-based health insurer, announced that it has built a messaging support channel: an interface through which its members can get answers to their healthcare questions by typing a…

New Insurance Player Targets Freelancers and Business Owners

Meet Pogo Insurance :     Think: a new Richmond, VA-based online insurance agency targeting freelancers and small business owners that was launched on Dec. 7, 2017.  Nationwide, Liberty Mutual and…

EMC Forms Partnership With Stealthy DAIS Technology

Following their initial investment in late 2016, Des Moines-based insurer EMC Insurance announced a strategic partnership with DAIS Technology .     “Independent agents bring real value and knowledge to…

Allstate Reports Mostly Losses for Service Business

Allstate reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017. “In 2017, Allstate excelled at delivering strong current results and implementing multiple initiatives to drive long-term profitable growth. Policies in…

AIG Used to Be The Best Place to Work

AIG reported a net loss of $6.7B, or $7.33 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to a net loss of $3B, or $2.96 per share, in the…

Transamerica Connects Wealth + Health to Help Customers Pursue a More Rewarding Life

Transamerica announced a new Wealth + Health brand identity focused on helping customers improve their overall well-being by effectively managing both their wealth and their health.   “At Transamerica, connecting…

Swiss Re in Preliminary Discussions with SoftBank

Swiss Re informs that it is engaged in preliminary discussions with SoftBank Group regarding a potential minority investment in Swiss Re. Discussions are at a very early stage. There is no certainty…

Elton John, Leonardo DiCaprio and AXA Strategic Ventures Invested in This Startup

Meet Qloo:   The NYC-based startup, established in 2012, is all about understanding one’s taste for culture and entertainment using machine learning. It aims to predict what one likes across different…

Home Insurance in 4 Minutes

London-based Homelyfe, the trading name of AG Lyfe that offers insurance for home buyers, is now offering insurance for home owners and/or renters. In just 4 minutes. Coverage is underwritten…

Singapore Life Marks 100 Days With S$250M Life Insurance

Singapore Life, the city-state’s preferred financial services start-up and most successfully funded insurtech to date, marks its first 100 days of retail operations today with S$250 million in life insurance…

[The Recap] January 2018 Insurance-Related Investments

A recap of insurance-related companies that raised funding in January .       Download the spreadsheet here.

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