Insurtech. Challenged.

“Founded in 2013, the company has raised a total of $185 Million to date making it one of the largest investments in the rapidly growing Insuretech category.” – – Compare.com…

Lemonade’s Cards

I don’t know Jason Toff personally, but after seeing one of his tweets followed by some research, I can now tell you a few things about him. At 32, Jason…

You’re Better Than That

Policygenius has made a minor, yet significant change to its homepage. It went from “the easy way to compare and buy life insurance”…to “the easy way to compare and buy…

Insurance Under the Influence: Low-Tech

Recent events suggest it doesn’t take much tech to succeed in insurance .   A Winner: QuoteWizard. The 8-year-old Seattle-based lead-gen company was acquired by Charlotte-based LendingTree for $300m in cash,…

Insurance Under the Influence: Casper

Professionalism is the practicing of an activity, especially a sport, by professional rather than amateur players.   The host of The Apprentice is running America.    “I think we’re in a new age,…

Insurance Players With Innovation Units

Recall insurers with innovation units below .  

I’m Your Partner, For Now

  Two weeks ago,  kicked off its first xagent Leadership Council bringing together its investors and insurance brokers to discuss company updates and changes in the US small business insurance…

Why Stop at ONE? A Look at Chatbot/Charity Schemes

A look at new insurance schemes that are part chatbot and part charity-slash-giveback.   1. Adam Riese The German insurer offering personal lines coverage will make occasional donations to betterplace.org.    …

Behind the Scenes

We started our week in Chicago for SE2’s annual partnership forum, which now counts nine years in a row. This year’s theme – “Digital Insurance: A New Mindset” – brought together 170…

8 Insurers With Branded Data Science Units

1. Arity by Allstate Allstate established Arity – its standalone data and analytics unit – in 2014 and introduced it to the world in 2016. The Chicago-based technology company is a…

Insurance Players Offering Voice Computing Skills

Alliance Insurance Services allows customers to use Alexa to obtain car insurance quotes Allianz allows customers to use Alexa to find a local agency, call the insurer and obtain a quote for travel and health…

The Coverager Community Goes Head to Head on Cyber

Back in May, Warren Buffett said he doesn’t want Berkshire Hathaway being a leader on cyber insurance because neither he nor others in the industry really know the risk. Further,…

Money Clicks

CNN Money mentioning our auto insurance leads report gave me the urge to check what’s new in leadland. And so I did.     The Chubb-Kelly Klee Logo I probably missed…

Like Knocking Over a Coke Machine

Earlier this month, Shefi first presented “Insurance Under the Influence” at OnRamp, to later present the same topic at AIG. The presentation, which you can download here, talks about several external…

The Indirect Way to Success

Last week, while grabbing a quick breakfast in NYC a man named Stan asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. Before I could think of an…

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