The No BO/BS Story
Late last year I covered Zinc Platform . Back then the NYC-based startup offered a cross-selling platform and enjoyed the partnership of P&C insurer Hanover and online guitar shop Distortion Brothers. Basically, the three collaborated to offer product insurance for guitars at the right time and the right place – Distortion Brothers website – look below.
That was then:
This is now:
According to Distortion Brothers, Zinc no longer offers musical insurance. File under the category of insurtech hookups.
Unfortunately, Zinc is no longer offering musical instrument insurance.
— Distortion Brothers (@Distortion_Bros) May 4, 2018
Wait, there’re a pivot coming your way.
In theory, Zinc, which according to the startup is backed by Y Combinator, NEA, Highland Capital, Index Ventures, Felicis Ventures and Foundation Capital, is now operating in the space of Hippo and Matic Insurance (to name two) to offer homeowners insurance via a platform “built with borrowers in mind.” “Zinc’s automated borrower matching engine digitally integrates with insurance carriers across the country to present a menu of options tailored to each borrower’s mortgage requirements.” Its site displays the logos of several insurers including: Lemonade, Progressive, Travelers, Stillwater, Safeco and Nationwide. Also its Request a Demo button is no longer active.
Somewhat ironically, zinc is the answer to BO.