A word with Stride Health CEO

“We identified a pretty compelling market need in the on-demand economy” – CEO and cofounder of Stride Health, Noah Lang, on why the online health insurance broker is targeting partnerships with players in…

A word with Parker Conrad

“Some days you’re the fire hydrant and some days you’re the dog” – Zenefits cofounder Parker Conrad on life. Yesterday he stepped down from his position as CEO and handed over the reins to COO David…

Saving humanity from high insurance rates

Think: Compare.com. US car insurance comparison service provider launched its first-ever national advertising campaign assuring consumers that there is no longer a need to be confused by car insurance rates. Look…

Nothing will stop them

Manulife is bringing its fitness trackers and financial incentives to the Canadian market by partnering exclusively with wellness program provider Vitality Group to offer savings on life insurance premiums to…

The verdict on #EsuranceSweepstakes campaign

According to data from tech company Spredfast, Esurance Twitter mentions spiked at 6:35 PM when the commercial aired, generating 9,000 tweets per minute. The hashtag also trended nationally on Twitter for…

Gone exec gone

Five execs resign from Wapic Insurance. Luckily, it’s Insurance Careers Month.

Bold strategy

AXA plans to invest $84 million in one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies – Africa Internet Group – in a deal that will give the insurer an 8% stake and make it one of…

New strategy

South African price comparison site Click n Compare will be rebranding to Compare Guru and introducing an animated character called The Guru over the next month. Also, the new site will feature a financial…

A word with Andrew Essex

“Celebrity, silly and deadly serious seems to be the new formula” – former vice chairman of advertising agency Droga5, Andrew Essex, on Super Bowl ads. Worth Noting: fintech startup SoFi was…

InsurTech Bitesize: Digital Partners at Munich Re

This week we took a look at a “corporate startup” in the InsurTech space, Digital Partners at Munich Re .   What is Digital Partners at Munich Re? Digital Partners at…

History repeats itself

In honor of Black History Month, Allstate is introducing a national digital, social media and radio campaign, called “Worth Telling”, that spotlights the accomplishments of 10 African-Americans who are paving…

An insurance aggregator is born

Mumbai-based 5-month-old insurtech Turtlemint has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Nexus Venture Partners to add more products (think: life insurance) and take on bigger rivals such as Policybazaar and…

Driving analytics startup gets the spotlight

San-Fran based startup Zendrive has raised $13.5 million in Series A funding led by Sherpa Capital for its software that analyzes data coming off smartphone sensors to gather information on safe driving, part…

AXA’s Favorite Tech?

AXA Strategic Ventures is among the backers of a $55 million fundraising by Montreal-based blockchain startup Blockstream, which partnered with PwC earlier this year to develop distributed ledgers called sidechains that are interoperable…

A word with WorkFusion VP of marketing

“Think of robotics as a solution for 10% of a typical high volume business process (like claims processing in insurance), cognitive is able to automate the rest” – VP of Marketing…

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