Indian Insurtech Roadzen Going Public on NASDAQ

Roadzen, Inc. (“Roadzen”), a global insurance technology company, and Vahanna Tech Edge Acquisition I Corp. (“Vahanna”) (Nasdaq: VHNA), a special purpose acquisition company, announced recently that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as Roadzen Inc. and expects to be listed on Nasdaq. The transaction reflects a pre-money equity value for Roadzen of approximately $683 million. The merger is expected to close during the second quarter of 2023, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Roadzen’s CEO Rohan Malhotra will continue to lead the combined company following the closing of the transaction.

Roadzen Overview

Roadzen is a leading insurance technology company on a mission to transform global auto insurance powered by advanced AI. At the heart of Roadzen’s mission is its commitment to create transparency, efficiency, and a seamless experience for the millions of end customers who use its products through its insurer, original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”), and fleet (such as trucking, delivery, and commercial fleets) partners. Roadzen seeks to accomplish this by combining computer vision, telematics and AI with continually updated data sources to provide a better way of building auto insurance products, processing claims and improving driver safety. In 2022, Roadzen signed acquisition agreements to expand into the lucrative U.S. and U.K. markets.

Key Highlights

· Roadzen’s business-to-business-to-consumer focused business model across brokerage and technology sales has grown to $9.8 million in total consolidated revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 and is expected to generate approximately $59 million and $118 million in total consolidated revenue for the fiscal years ending March 31, 2023 and 2024, respectively.

· Roadzen has 39 major customers in the insurance and automotive industry and more than 2,000 customers that are smaller agents and fleets with significant opportunities to upsell and cross-sell products within existing clients and a robust sales pipeline of new clients.

· Secular tailwinds such as rapid advances in AI, digitization of insurance and growth in vehicle connectivity and software are expected to support Roadzen’s continued growth.

· Proven M&A track record of strategic transactions for lowering insurance distribution costs, entering new geographies and introducing new products for its customer base across fleet, insurance and automotive industries.

· Visionary, experienced, and diverse team of software, AI research, insurance and mobility specialists across the world.

Management Comments

Rohan Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Roadzen, said:

“We set out with a bold and ambitious vision — to build the world’s leading technology company at the intersection of insurance and mobility. We are committed to our long-term vision and believe this is a firm next step in that journey. Our team, technology, business strategy and an ecosystem of world-class partners will create significant and strong growth for years to come. We are thrilled to partner with Vahanna and its incredible team of investors and operators to unlock this growth.”

Saurav Adhikari, Chairman of Vahanna, said:

“Vahanna’s conviction is that technology companies leveraging India’s highly developed tech ecosystem can vault to the global markets accessing capital and resources, to catalyze growth and transform industries. Roadzen, with its highly talented management team, AI technology prowess, and sharp focus on auto insurance, provides our investors a unique opportunity to participate in an industry under significant transformation.”

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