Shefi Ben-Hutta

Editor, Coverager

Be a Youser

Did you know? Some suggest that Youse is the very first Brazilian insurtech brand . The startup, which launched in 2015, offers an online platform to sell home, auto and life insurance…

Qover allows businesses to grab a slice of the insurance market

Brand: Qover Headquarters: Belgium Founded: March, 2016 Founders: Jean-Charles Velge and Quentin Colmant Bona Fide: Sliced on-demand digital insurance infrastructure . Let’s explain. ‘Sliced’ as in pick and choose from a full range…

Wish it was Friday

“Friday will bring its previous experience with insurance services into a new era” – Baloise Group CEO Gert De Winter on the launch of its new digital brand called Friday that will target car…

Insureon’s Mark Thomspon discusses aggregator model

I caught up with SVP of Product at Insureon Mark Thompson to chat on all things digital and small business insurance. Recall Insureon is a Chicago-based digital insurance broker with a wholesale…

How Lemonade made me laugh

I did it. I purchased renters insurance from Lemonade. Here’s the immediate response that followed. Hey, it made me laugh . *** Hey Shefi, Great to have you with us!…

Insurer stole my look: NN Group launches Grappie

Netherlands’ non-life insurance company NN Group has announced the launch of Grappie, a mobile app that allows users to temporarily insure a borrowed car . Have a look. The pilot…

AXA launches Vantage App

AXA announced the launch of Vantage App to allow commercial brokers to stay up to date on current events by having access to a personalized news feed on different sectors. The AXA Vantage app…

Traity launches Kevinsured.com

Online reputation manager Traity announced the launch of Kevinsured.com, a chatbot that provides microinsurance for P2P transactions with strangers. Anything from purchasing tickets to renting equipments. Here’s how it works. Peer A…

Italian microinsurance player Neosurance picks up €230K

Italian Neosurance announced it has raised €230k in pre-seed funding at a valuation of €3 million. The startup, founded by Andrea Silvello and Dario Melpignano, provides insurers with technology solutions to…

MetLife’s Collab announces first cohort

MetLife Asia’s insurtech accelerator Collab announced its first cohort. Meet the lucky 8: Capabiliti – training platform. Democrance – microinsurance solution. Shift Technology – fraud detection platform. Digital Fineprint – social…

The second time around for Liberty Videocon’s telematics play

Liberty Videocon General Insurer (LVGI), which is a JV between Boston-based Liberty Mutual and Videocon is launching a telematics solution in India and it isn’t the first time. Back in 2013 Liberty…

Meet the South African version of Kasko

South African startup and digital broker Click2Sure has launched last month with the promise of allowing retailers to bolt on insurance products and cross sell their way to more revenue. Founded by ex-Groupon…

Sompo bullish on unconventional mobility

“CARS” – Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (look here). The Gist: Japan’s non-life insurer Sompo teamed up with Stanford University and venture capital firm Comet Labs to develop products and services for autonomous vehicles…

Isaac Re minus 1?

Recall Isaac Re. The Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA)-backed startup that launched in 2015 to offer a marketplace to invest in insurance-linked assets. It was founded by Rohit and Gokul, yet now Gokul’s LinkedIn profile states he’s a senior…

Bed of roses; now the coverage

You know how it is with Chinese peeps and insurance gimmicks…they love them. And so it’s no surprise that China Life has launched ‘love insurance’ to reward those about to embark…

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