Hakim Information Tech

Vision insurance provider VSP Global has invested $2 million into Los Angeles-based startup Vizzario to develop technologies to track visual acuity, measure eye strain, identify traumatic brain injury and improve sports vision. In other…

New entrant…nobody knows

China’s Hakim Information Tech plans to invest $30.91 million to set up a life insurance firm. All else, TBD.

Second-gen dongle?

LexisNexis’s Wunelli developed a 12V telematics device that plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter and allows insurers to gather driving behavior data at around ~15% of the cost of a hard-wired device, but…

Aviva’s Pick

London-based home improvement startup Opun has raised £3 million in investment from Aviva Ventures. Opun web and app negotiates best prices from a vetted selection of contractors for various home improvement projects.

A word with AXA CEO

“Restocking VHS tapes in the local video shop – yes I do go back that far” – Axa CEO Amanda Blanc on the worst job she’s ever had. Speaking of Axa,…

KPMG launches Digital Village

KPMG in Singapore has launched a new innovation network-slash-accelerator called KPMG Digital Village. “Our Digital Village will help startups to further accelerate and grow to the next stage and equip…

The future is ahead of you

Think “truck platooning”, where two or more trucks autonomously drive in convoy and are connected via wireless with the leading truck determining route and speed. Last week over a dozen such trucks…

Hiscox’s creative is on the line

Hiscox is reviewing its UK advertising business, which has been held by VCCP advertising agency for the last eight years. The voice of British advertisers, aka ISBA, is helping manage the pitches.

AXA’s new pilot program

Dutch-based corporate wellness startup Coachademy is gearing up for its pilot program with AXA. Also, the startup is looking to raise more money, on top of the ~$253K it had already secured last…

How to generate a 4.5X return?

Purchase a leading UK-based online provider of small business insurance and sell it after ~3 years. Worked for AnaCap, which is currently selling Simply Business to Aquiline Capital Partners for the perfect…

A word with Morningstar senior equity analyst

“Mini-Berkshire” – Morningstar senior equity analyst Brett Horn argues W.R. Berkley is the real mini, stripping Markel from this sought-after title, mainly due to the company’s higher exposure in reinsurance, which at this point in time, is…

The Oh, No! Matrix

“Insider knowledge seems critical, and this is borne out when you look at the team behind a number of the insurance startups in the FinTech50” – Bought By Many cofounder…

Allianz segments drivers into Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories

Earlier this year Allianz launched its Bonus Drive app that tracks drivers’ acceleration and braking patterns, and provides feedback at the end of each trip. Like most insurers with telematics offerings, Allianz will…

It’s finally here

W1 Forward. Munich’s very first insurtech accelerator program that’s set to launch with its first cohort sometime in June. Think: a 6 month program where selected participants receive the equivalent of 80,000 euros…

A word with Bought By Many CEO

“Insider knowledge seems critical, and this is borne out when you look at the team behind a number of the insurance startups in the FinTech50” – Bought By Many cofounder…

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