Tuesday, January 19, 2021

AXA and Trov bring ‘on demand’ insurance to UK

Using the Trov app, consumers can upload items to their cloud-based inventory and purchase individual insurance for them at the touch of a button. Read more: www.finextra.com

2017 Predictions for InsurTech, Australia D&O & India cyber insurance

Insurtech was an insurance buzzword in 2016 and that’s likely to continue next year when it will permeate almost every aspect of U.S. industry. Read more: www.insurancejournal.com

InsurTech and customer services: lessons for the incumbents

The emergence of insurtech has been fuelled by new digital capabilities and Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are reducing costs. Read more: www.prnewswire.com

Health insurance startup Ottonova grabs €15m-plus

Munich-based health insurance startup Ottonova has closed a new round of funding led by Tengelmann Ventures. The round is between €15m and €20m. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

These insurance start-ups are out to disrupt a $1 trillion industry

Insurtech, or insurance technology, may be a new concept for investors, but it’s attracting big names like Warren Buffett. Read more: www.cnbc.com

InsurTech startups can revolutionise the industry

InsurTech companies, the catch-all term for technology vendors targeting the re/insurance industry, have the potential to change the entire structure of the sector. Read more: insurtechnews.com

Employee insurance startup Hixme takes $14.1m

Spanish banking giant BBVA’s venture capital fund Propel Ventures is investing in US-based inusrtech startup Hixme's $14.1m Series B round. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Startupbootcamp InsurTech identifies 23 promising startups

Corporate insurers are developing investment branches for the InsurTech startup deals, with insurers making strategic investments for the value chain. Read more: www.insurtechnews.com

US Treasury insurance advisors to discuss blockchain

An advisory council to the US Treasury Department focused on the insurance market will discuss blockchain tech at a meeting later this week. Read more: www.coindesk.com

EverQuote lands additional $13m for insurance marketplace

Online insurance marketplace EverQuote is adding $13m to its $23m Series B round and appointing a new member to its board. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com