Shefi Ben-Hutta

Editor, Coverager

MetLife seeks Carpe Data like solutions as it launches Collab insurance accelerator

MetLife Asia, which has been operating an innovation lab by the name of LumenLab since 2014, has announced the launch of an insurance accelerator called Collab . The accelerator offers a three-month mentorship…

MetLife launches “Collab”: the insurance tech accelerator

LumenLab, MetLife’s Singapore-based innovation center, is pleased to announce today the launch of Collab – a three-month program that supports “product ready” startups as they tackle the business needs of…

The CEO of the Swedish startup going against the stream

If you think the US insurance market is tough to break into, think Sweden, where the non-life sector is predominantly controlled by 5 insurers: Lansforsakringar, If Insurance, Folksam, Trygg Hansa and Moderna….

Munich Re’s Digital Partners picks up Blink

London-based Blink is the latest to join Munich Re’s Digital Partners; a global venture designed to partner with disruptors who are changing the way insurance is experienced by customers. Think: a…

Blinker – Potential Car Insurance Entrant

Blinker, a financial services company-slash-app that allows customers to snap a photo and sell their cars, has officially launched last month. Basically the Denver-based business lets users take a picture of their…

Insureon launches Policybuddy

Chicago-based online commercial insurance agency, Insureon, just launched PolicyBuddy; a 2-minute diagnostic tool for small business insurance shoppers to help guide them on what coverage they need . Check here.  …

BrickStreet Mutual and Motorists Mutual Announce JV; Both Companies to Diversify and Grow

Charleston, West Virginia (Oct. 28, 2016) – Representatives from BrickStreet Mutual Insurance (BrickStreet) and Motorists Mutual Insurance Company, a member of Motorists Insurance Group (Motorists), today announced a joint venture…

Penn Mutual to acquire Vantis Life

Penn Mutual is planning to merge with Connecticut-based Vantis Life; in part because of Vantis Life’s bank-focused distribution model. Bottom Line: both companies will continue to operate under their current brands and…

Majesco and Life.io announce strategic partnership

MORRISTOWN, NJ – (Business Wire) Majesco (NYSE MKT: MJCO), a global provider of core insurance software, consulting, and services for insurance business transformation, today announced a partnership with Life.io, a digital…

Oscar cuts

The struggling yet hip health insurance startup is laying off 31 employees at its New York offices with plans to move some jobs to Tempe, AZ.

Majesco Partner EcoSystem expands with DropIn strategic partnership

MORRISTOWN, NJ – (Business Wire) – Majesco (NYSE MKT:MJCO), a global provider of core insurance software, consulting and services for insurance business transformation, today announced a strategic partnership with DropIn,…

Meet Plug and Play’s Batch 1 of insurance startups

Amodo – (2013) a platform that collects data from smartphones and different connected consumer devices BetterView – (2014) aerial building imagery Cape Analytics (2014) – property data feed Client Desk (2014) –…

Indian Aggregator Turtlemint Introduces a Chatbot

One-year old personal lines insurance aggregator Turtlemint has introduced its Turtlemint chatbot via Facebook messenger.  Now customers can message the startup on Facebook to buy or renew their policy 24/7. Look….

Axa, Friendsurance, GetSafe and Knip sitting in a tree

Axa, the French one announced it has partnered with Friendsurance, GetSafe and Knip, as the company looks “to develop sustainable insurance solutions”.

Allstate announces the launch of Arity

“I know of no other economic opportunity to generate this much wealth for Americans” – Allstate CEO Tom Wilson says the transportation network is ready for disruption and Allstate is leaning in via…

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