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Ascend raises $5.5M to provide a BNPL option for commercial insurance

– Ascend, a payments platform for insurance companies, raised $5.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by First Round Capital and joined by Susa Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Box Group and a group of angel investors.
– The company is live in 20 states.
– It offers point-of-sale financing to enable insurance brokers to break up those commercial payments into monthly installments.

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Zonos Raises $69 Million Series A Led By Silversmith Capital Partners to Democratize Cross-Border Sales Amid Global Commerce Boom

– Zonos announced a $69m minority investment led by Silversmith Capital Partners with participation from individual investors including Eric Rea, co-founder and CEO of Podium, Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight, Austen Allred, co-founder and CEO of Lambda School, Josh James, founder and CEO of Domo, and David Elkington, founder of InsideSales.
– As Zonos’ first outside capital since its founding in 2009, the investment will support the company in delivering on its mission to create trust and transparency in global trade.
– The company created the shipping carrier-agnostic cross-border category, which aims to solve problems through technology, not shipping.

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Financial Services FinTech Insurance North America SaaS

Peach Finance Secures $20 Million in Series A Funding Led by Canapi Ventures

– Peach Finance raised $20m in Series A funding.
Canapi Ventures led the round with participation from existing and new investors, SciFi VC, Caffeinated Capital, Nyca Partners and Moore Specialty Credit.
– The funding will support Peach’s continued expansion within the massive and growing loan management and servicing market, including through new credit product launches, customer growth initiatives and increased hiring.
Peach is the first all-in-one SaaS platform addressing the full range of evolving needs of fintech companies and established financial institutions like banks and credit unions through its loan management, servicing and Compliance Guard™ product offerings.
– Peach’s third-generation system places an emphasis on maximum configurability and superior borrower and customer service experiences, features that are increasingly demanded by digital lenders and expected by today’s consumers.

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Insuretech Innovator, Five Sigma, Raises $12 Million to Accelerate Growth and Expansion Plans

– Five Sigma, an industry leading claims platform provider, has raised $12M in a Series A round led by 83North and featuring existing investors F2 Venture Capital and Pipeline Capital.
– New investors include Eyal Ofer’s O.G. Tech, Xceedance and iGlobe Partners.
– This brings the company’s total funding to date to $18M.
– Five Sigma delivers a cloud-native, data-driven claims management platform with embedded AI/ML capabilities that enables insurance firms to handle customers’ claims better and faster.
– The insurance space is going through major changes with new products, new and evolving business and risk models, and new consumer expectations.
– Five Sigma’s approach to claims management process and claims data addresses these rapid changes and new requirements.

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Finance Financial Services Insurance North America

Vouch Raises $90M in Series F Funding

– Vouch is an insurance platform for startups.
– Company raised $90M in Series F funding.
– The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank Capital, Ribbit Capital, Allegis Group, Sound Ventures, and SiriusPoint.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s operations and line of insurance products.

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Kalepa Raises $14M In Series A Funding

– Kalepa is a NYC-based commercial insurance platform provider.
– Company raised $14m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Inspired Capital, with participation from previous investor IA Ventures, as well as Gokul Rajaram of Doordash, Coinbase, and formerly of Google, Jackie Reses, formerly of Square, and Henry Ward of Carta.
– The new investment will be used to grow the team four-fold over the next year, with an emphasis on engineering, data science, and insurance talent.

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UK’s Marshmallow raises $85M on a $1.25B valuation for its more inclusive, big-data take on car insurance

– Marshmallow, a U.K.-based car insurance provider, raised $85m in a new round of funding.
– The company is valued at $1.25bn.
– The plan now is to deepen its relationships with customers, in part by providing more engagement to make them better drivers, but also potentially selling more services to them, too.
– The average age of Marshmallow’s customers is 20 to 40.

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Consumer Software Financial Services FinTech Insurance Insurance Property North America Real Estate

Jetty raises $23M to help give renters more payment flexibility

– Jetty, a fintech company which aims to give renters flexibility when paying rent, has raised $23m in a funding round co-led by Citi and Flourish Ventures.
– The financing brings Jetty’s total raised since its 2016 inception to $78m.
– Other investors participating in the latest growth round include Credit Ease and K5.
– The 100-person New York City-based startup has come up with a way to help renters make rent on time with an offering that resembles the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) model that is increasingly used by consumers at the point of sale, online and in person.

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Construction Insurance North America

Shepherd raises $6.2M seed round to tackle the construction insurance market

– Shepherd, an insurtech startup focused on the construction market, has closed a $6.15m seed round led by Spark Capital.
Susa Ventures also participated in Shepherd’s latest fundraising event.
– Thinking broadly, Shepherd fits into a theme of neoinsurance providers selling more to other companies than to consumers.
– Insurtech startups serving consumers enjoyed years of venture capital backing only to find their public debuts met with early optimism followed quickly by eroding share prices.
– But companies like Shepherd — and Blueprint Title earlier this week — are wagering on there being margin elsewhere in the insurance world to attack.
– For Shepherd, the construction market is its target, an industry that it intends to carve into starting with excess liability coverage.

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Bangkok-based insurtech Sunday banks $45M Series B from investors like Tencent

– Sunday, an insurtech startup based in Bangkok, announced it has raised a $45m Series B.
– Investors include Tencent, SCB 10X, Vertex Growth, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India, Quona Capital, Aflac Ventures and Z Venture Capital.
– The company says the round was oversubscribed, and that it doubled its revenue growth in 2020.
– Founded in 2017, Sunday describes itself as a “full-stack” insurtech, which means it handles everything from underwriting to distribution of its policies.
– Its products currently include motor and travel insurance policies that can be purchased online, and Sunday Health for Business, a healthcare coverage program for employers.
– Sunday also offers subscription-based smartphone plans through partners.

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Financial Services Insurance Western Europe

Balance Re Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Balance Re is a London UK and Cologne, Germany-based life reinsurance startup.
– The company raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Anthemis Group, with participation from Global Brain, Roland Berger Industries GmbH and Talabot Finance.
– The new investment will be used to further support the company’s recently licensed, Cologne- based German reinsurance company.

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Slope Software Raises $2M in Funding

– Slope Software is an insurtech startup based in Atlanta, GA.
– The company raised $2.0m in funding.
– The round was led by Tech Square Ventures, with participation from Alerion Ventures and Charlotte Angel Fund, and existing investor Cofounders Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and the company’s business reach.

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DealerPolicy Announces $110 million Series C Funding Led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management

– DealerrPolicy announced its $110m Series C financing round led by Goldman Sachs.
– The round was led by Goldman Sachs’ Growth Equity business with participation from 3L Capital and Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the growth of the company’s next-generation finance and insurance offerings for both dealers and car buyers.

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Koop Technologies Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding

– Koop Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based insurance technology startup specializing in autonomous vehicle and robotics risks, raised $2.5M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Ubiquity Ventures, out of Palo Alto, CA, along with Bee Partners, Sure Ventures, WestWave Capital, and a number of strategic angel investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to bring its data-driven insurance platform to more customers in the autonomous vehicle and robotics industries.

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E-Commerce Financial Services FinTech Insurance InsurTech Marketplace Southeast Asia

Indonesian D2C insurance marketplace Lifepal raises $9M Series A

– Lifepal, a marketplace for insurance policies, raised $9m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by ProBatus Capital, with participation from Cathay Innovation and returning investors Insignia Venture Partners, ATM Capital and Hustle Fund.
– Lifepal was founded in 2019 by former Lazada executives Giacomo Ficari and Nicolo Robba, along with Benny Fajarai and Reza Muhammad.
– The new funding brings its total raised to $12m.

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TrustLayer Raises $15M to Build the Future of Insurance Verification

– TrustLayer, a collaborative risk management platform, announced it has closed a Series A funding round of $15.1m.
Craft Ventures led the round with participation from Abstract Ventures, Box Group, Propel Venture Partners, NFP Ventures, Sure Ventures, and PruVen Capital.
– TrustLayer is the preferred solution to replace the insurance industry’s antiquated, paper-based methods for verifying coverage, introducing significant risk to supplier-driven sectors such as construction, banking, property management, and sports entertainment.

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Insurance InsurTech North America

After raising $10M, Breeze breathes fresh air into a stagnant disability insurance market

– Breeze, a digital platform for disability and critical illness insurance, raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Link Ventures and joined by Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, M25, Fiat Ventures and Invest Nebraska.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and product offerings.

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Auto Insurance Insurance InsurTech North America

Jerry raises $75M at a $450M valuation to build a car ownership ‘super app’

– Jerry, a car ownership marketplace, raised $75m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Goodwater Capital and joined by Bow Capital, Kamerra, Highland Capital Partners and Park West Asset Management.
– The company has raised $132m since its inception in 2017.
– Jerry aims to save its customers time and money on car expenses.
– Jerry launched its car insurance comparison service using artificial intelligence and machine learning in January 2019.

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Vesttoo Raises $6M in Series A Funding

– Vesttoo, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based Alternative Reinsurance and Investment platform, raised $6m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Hanaco Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to further develop its offerings.

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Financial Services Information Technology Insurance Sub-Saharan Africa

Naspers leads $11M investment in South African insurtech Naked

– South African insurtech platform Naked has raised $11m in a Naspers-led round.
– Existing investors Yellowwood and Hollard also participated in the funding round.
Naspers Foundry invested $8.3m as the lead investor — the largest the Naspers investment vehicle has made so far.

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Octane Raises $52M In Series D Funding, Brings Valuation to Over $900M

– Octane lending has raised $52 million in Series D funding.
– Progressive Investment Company, Inc., a member of the Progressive Insurance ® group, led the round, with participation from existing investors Valar Ventures, Upper90, Contour Venture Partners, Citi Ventures, Third Prime and Parkwood as well as new investors Gaingels and ALIVE.
– The new round of financing will further Octane’s mission to connect people with their passion.

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Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that aren’t tied to employers

– Catch, a health insurance and retirement savings company, raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Crosslink and joined by earlier investors Khosla Ventures, NYCA Partners, Kindred Ventures and Urban Innovation Fund.
– The company plans to use the funding to increase its headcount to service those partnerships and go after more.

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Guros Receives $5.8M USD in Seed Funding to Accelerate the Digitization of the Insurance Industry in Latin America

– Guros announced the closing of a $5.8m investment round, at a $30m valuation.
– The round was led by F-Prime Capital and Cometa, with participation from Clocktower and Insurify and existing investors as well.
– The funding will be used to strengthen the platform capabilities, further customize APIs for commercial partners, expand into health insurance, and grow internally across technology, product and operations.
– Guros allows consumers to gain control over their insurance policies, regardless if they are a Guros policyholder or not. The Guros wallet provides policyholders the ability to save all of their insurance information in one digital location, and car owners the ability to track taxes, speeding tickets, and driving restrictions free of charge.

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Cyber Insurance Startup At-Bay Closes $185 Million Series D, Valuing Company at $1.35 Billion

– At-Bay announced the closing of a $185m Series D financing round.
– The new funding was co-led by Icon Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors including Khosla Ventures, M12, Acrew Capital, Qumra Capital, Munich Re Ventures, entrepreneur Shlomo Kramer, and Glilot Capital.
– At-Bay’s post-money valuation now sits at $1.35b.
– Preeti Rathi, General Partner at Icon Ventures, has joined At-Bay’s Board of Directors in conjunction with the financing.
– At-Bay recently surpassed $160m in annual recurring revenue on 800% year-over-year premium growth.

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Ethos Raises $100M in Funding

– Ethos, an San Francisco, CA -based life insurtech company, raised an additional $100 in funding.
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 made the investment which brought the valuation of the company to $2.7b and total funds raised to $400m.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its business reach.

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Insurance Software Western Europe

Hyperexponential Raises $18M in Funding

– Hyperexponential (hx) is an insurtech company providing mathematical modelling software for the commercial insurance sector.
– The company raised $18m in funding in a round led by Highland Europe.
– The new investment will be used to scale up the platform’s functionality and to explore new applications of its platform across the sector.

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YuLife Raises $70M in Series B Funding

– YuLife is a tech-driven company that transforms traditional group life insurance into a suite of wellbeing and insurance products, creating a shift in the industry towards a model that simultaneously supports members, insurers and employers.
– The company raised $70m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Target Global with participation from Eurazeo and Latitude, Creandum, Notion Capital, Anthemis, MMC Ventures, and OurCrowd.
– The new investment will be used to develop new products, expand its UK market penetration, and broaden its reach into the markets.

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Insurello Receives Investment from Nordstjernan

– Insurello received an investment from Nordstjernan.
– The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
– The company will use the capital to expand operations and its business reach.

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Insurance Internet North America

Miami twins raise $18M for Lula, an insurance infrastructure upstart

– Lula, a Miami-based insurance infrastructure startup, announced it has raised $18m in a Series A round of funding.
– The round was led by Founders Fund and Khosla Ventures co-led the round, which also included participation from SoftBank, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Shrug Capital, Steve Pagliuca (Bain Capital co-chairman and Boston Celtics owner), Tiny Capital’s Andrew Wilkinson. Existing backers such as Nextview Ventures and Florida Funders also invested, in addition to a number of insurance and logistics groups such as Flexport.
– The startup’s self-proclaimed mission is to provide companies of all sizes — from startups to multinational corporations — with insurance infrastructure. Think of it as a “Stripe for insurance,” its founders say.

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bolttech Raises $180M in Series A Funding

– bolttech, a New York and Singapore-based insurtech company, raised $180M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Activant Capital Group with participation from Tony Fadell – Principal at Future Shape, Alpha Leonis Partners, Dowling Capital Partners, B. Riley Venture Capital and Tarsadia Investments.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s growth strategy and solidify its position in the market.

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Insurance Latin America

Meet Super.mx, the Mexico City-based insurtech that raised $7.2M from VCs and unicorn CEOs

– Super.mx, an insurtech startup based in Mexico City, has raised $7.2m in a Series A round led by ALLVP.
– The round was joined by Goodwater Capital, Kairos Angels and Bridge Partners, and angels such as Joe Schmidt IV, vice president of business development at insurtech Ethos and former investor at Accel and Kyle Nakatsuji, founder and CEO of auto insurance startup Clearcover (and also a former VC).
Better Tomorrow Ventures led Super.mx’s $2.4m seed round, which also saw capital from 500 Startups Mexico, Village Global, Anthemis and Broadhaven Ventures, among others.
– Unlike most insurtech startups in Latin America, Super.mx is neither an aggregator nor a carrier. Instead, it’s an MGA, or managing general agent.

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EIS Receives More Than $100M Investment from TPG

– EIS, a San Francisco, CA-based core and digital platform provider for insurers, received a growth investment of more than $100m from TPG.
– TPG is investing out of TPG Tech Adjacencies (TTAD), its fund focused on flexible capital solutions for the technology industry.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to accelerate product development across the spectrum of risk, health, and wealth, and support geographic expansion.

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