Insurtech investment continues as the first month of 2020 has drawn to a close. In the USA ClearCover raised $50m at the start of the month, Zipari raised $22m earlier this month, over in India Digit raised $84m. In the UK honcho managed to crowdfund another 700K into its expansion fund, German company Getsafe launched over here – despuite Brexit – and Hiscox announced a partnership with Concirrus. It’s all go. Here’s the latest from the US business newswires;
Policygenius, a US based online marketplace for comparing and purchasing insurance, announced $100 million in Series D funding led by global investment firm KKR. Existing major investors in the company, including Norwest Venture Partners, Revolution Ventures, Susa Ventures, AXA Venture Partners, MassMutual Ventures and Transamerica Ventures, also participated in the round.
Since raising its $30 million Series C round in early 2017, Policygenius has grown annualized revenues to $60 million, a 10 times increase. Policygenius will use the investment for hiring and for broader consumer financial protection products it will unveil in 2020.
Since its founding, Policygenius’ proprietary technology and in-house operations have delivered impressive growth. Policygenius is the fastest-growing life insurance distributor with $45 billion in life coverage issued to date. In 2019, Policygenius launched a new property and casualty insurance offering, which scaled to more than $10 million in revenue in less than 12 months. Collectively, consumers can shop for several types of insurance, including life, home, auto, disability and renters. Buoyed by this growth, the company added about 180 new employees and opened a second headquarters in Durham, North Carolina in 2019.
“Our technology platform delivers a seamless and easy experience for comparing, buying and switching insurance, at scale, nationwide. But what we’re exceptionally proud of is how Policygenius removes the complex and often misleading aspects of the insurance purchasing business entirely,” Jennifer Fitzgerald, CEO and co-founder at Policygenius, said. “With the support of our investors, we look forward to expanding our reach and product portfolio to broader financial wellness.”
“With increased competition in the insurance sector, we believe there’s a need for platforms where customers can easily manage their relationships across a number of insurance policies and carriers throughout their lifetime,” Allan Jean-Baptiste, at KKR, said. “Policygenius has created a model to provide for exactly this, set apart by its sophisticated proprietary technology, and the traction of its marketplace platform among carriers and consumers alike.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Jennifer, Francois and their dedicated team as they continue to transform consumer financial protection,” added KKR’s Jake Heller.