Earlier today an email dropped into my inbox confirming what many had suspected for a while, the insurtech start-up Guevara was no more.
Insurtech peer to peer start-up, Guevara, has closed its business after four year due to failing to establish a capitalised underwriting vehicle.
Instead of just driving efficiencies, some start-ups now have the ambition to become full-stack insurers, warns Paul Cuatrecasas, CEO of investment bank Aquaa Partners, urging incumbents to buy out these potential competitors.
Half of UK fintech firms are expecting revenue growth to more than double in the next year, with some expecting their next fund raising round to exceed £2.5bn.
Weeks away from launch, Wrisk co-founder Nigel Barton talks to Jonathan Swift about how his business hopes to change the insurance ‘dialogue’, the need for start-ups to forge partnerships with well-known brands, and why it is necessary for the UK to keep…
Co-op Insurance is trialling the UK’s first car insurance chatbot via Facebook Messenger.
Exclusive: Young driver and telematics specialist Ingenie is poised to branch out into non-motor products and expand its underwriting footprint to older UK drivers.
Insurtech start-up Sherpa has raised $2.3 million in funding from angel investors prior to its launch in the UK later this year.
Hiscox has partnered with insurtech start-up Digital Fineprint in order to gauge how social media data can be used to educate business on the risks they face and the insurance solutions that are available to them.
Major insurers have collectively invested $1.97bn (£1.53bn) into insurtech start-ups globally since 2016.
In preparation for Post's Digital Insurance World event, here are six more insurtech start-ups to watch.
Almost $1bn ($985m) was invested in insurtech in the second quarter of 2017.
Despite his last business venture crashing and burning, Humphrey Bowles, co-founder of Guardhog, has re-entered the insurance market with an insurtech proposition to serve the sharing economy.
Insurers are aware of the hurdles associated with replacing legacy systems. But there are ways to make it a smooth and beneficial transition, as listed by Grzegorz Podlesny, senior manager at Sollers Consulting.
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Having worked for an aggregator, Williams is now a product manager at the broking start-up
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Digital technologies offer insurers the opportunity to reconnect with their clients and earn back their trust, writes Robin Wolstenholme, senior marketing specialist at Liferay.
Aviva and Founders Factory have revealed the first five start-ups selected for its fintech programme.
Funding for Insurtech start-ups saw a 248% increase to $985m during the second quarter of 2017, said Willis Re.
Co-op insurance is considering submitting an application to the FCA’s Sandbox and is aiming to make the business even more digital.
Usage-based motor start-up By Miles has received Financial Conduct Authority authorisation.
The hype around insurtech start-ups should not overshadow the in-house innovations coming from incumbent insurance companies, writes Ageas’s CEO Bart De Smet, defending the ‘internal incubator’ model.
Transforming an established business to exploit the new touchpoints made available by digital is no easy task but it's a necessity that the full breadth of the insurance industry has woken up to, writes Robin Wolstenholme, senior marketing specialist at…