Aviva expanding investments in FinTech and InsurTech through new collaboration with venture capital firm Anthemis Trend

Aviva aims to transform its customer experience through innovation. To support this goal Aviva, working with Anthemis, has committed to invest new capital in innovative companies that are advancing the digital transformation of the financial services sector. Anthemis will deploy capital on behalf of Aviva through various funds focused on early and growth stage investments1 Read More
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US online insurance firm EverQuote brings 70 new jobs to Northern Ireland

Staff recruitment is already underway at EverQuote's NI software development centre A US online insurance marketplace is setting up a software development centre here, creating 70 new jobs paying £52K on average. EverQuote, which is based in Massachusetts, has already recruited 12 of the staff for its new operation here. Economic development agency Invest NI Read More

Kenyan Insurtech Pula Closes $6M Series A to Boost Profits for Small-scale Farmers Across Africa

Gbemileke Babatunde Kenyan insurtech startup, Pula has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round to increase profitability for small scale farmers across Africa through its tech-driven insurance products and solutions. Pan-African early-stage venture capital firm, TLcom Capital led the round with participation from nonprofit Women’s World Banking. Pula’s latest funding follows a $1.2 million grant Read More

4 InsurTech Themes We’re Excited About In 2021

Themes from investors, founders, & executives in the InsurTech landscape Written by Rick Zullo and Ali Afridi 2020 was a defining year for the InsurTech ecosystem as a confluence of factors brought startups & tech-forward insurance companies into the spotlight. COVID-19 forced companies across the insurance value chain to accelerate digital transformation efforts to effectively Read More

Ant Group’s valuation seen dropping to $108 billion on crackdown

Ant Group Co.’s valuation may be cut further under new measures proposed by China to curb market concentration in its online payments market, according to new estimates from Bloomberg Intelligence. Jack Ma’s fintech giant may be worth less than 700 billion yuan ($108 billion) under the draft proposals, which could reduce the value of Ant’s Read More