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VCs love insurance, even if you don’t

Joanna Glasner Contributor<p>Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items<br>• The state of the unicorn<p>Most people hate shopping for insurance, and they don’t enjoy talking about it either. That’s …

How to Compete With the Big Guys and Win

It's going to take a gutsy mix of focus, quality and authenticity to be David to their Goliath.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you tired of building a killer business only to be undercut by Amazon? Are you sick of Wal-Mart squeezing you out of the marketplace …

What does an insurtech start-up have that an incumbent does not?

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Startups

‘Legacy Thinking’ Losing Ground to InsurTechs

A recent report from Altus Consulting lays out the future of insurance technology. For those insurers that get it, 2017 will be a great year. For …

Innovation

Overstock Issues Shares Using the Bitcoin Blockchain

Bitcoin

The next level of insurance fintech: gamification and design

Insurance – arguably one of the most traditional and established sectors in the finance world – is recognising the need for modernisation in its …

Insurers Must Seek Collaboration with Insurtech Startups

Cariers and startups are learning a lot about each other, and clear communication is key to unlocking value, say panelists at Plug & Play event.

Startups

InvestTech

We have been tracking startups in the investment management space ("InvestTech") since 2013. In 2016 we decided to create a map to track the …

Robo-advisors

#Frankfurt is biggest cluster of #roboadvisor 's in #Germany. 8 out of 23 #roboadvice #startups reside there #Fintech #Insurtech https://t.co/D88wmwrHh4

Amazon Launches its Financial Services Competency for FinTech Startups

Advertisement<p>Amazon Web Services (AWS) is ramping up efforts to help FinTech startups by launching its own Financial Services Competency, recognizing …

Amazon Web Services

25 fantastic fintech start-ups to watch

Fintech continues to be a hot ticket in the world of entrepreneurship – a trend that’s set to continue as banks and traditional financial …

Peer-to-peer

Chatbots: Soon To Be The Siri of Insurance

Shares 202<p><b>What’s a chatbot?</b><p><i>A chatbot is an automated chat service. Basically, instead of paying someone to sit and respond to customer chats, a bot</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

InsurTech: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

TOP 100 INDIVIDUALS<p>We looked at all the individuals engaging on Twitter to bring you a list of the top influencers in InsurTech. Below is the top 50, …

How Twitter will shake up insurance

It’s fair to say that when most of us use Twitter, we rarely have insurance on our minds – we’re usually just having our say on the latest news …

Talking with CEO Mario Greco about innovation and strategy at Germany and also about the first @InsurHack On our road to #fintech @Zurich https://t.co/u7e27xcLZq

Marcus Nagel, CEO of Zurich Germany, in our new incubator offices for the 'champions', talking about innovation and @InsurHack #insurtech https://t.co/UaPAXXxWj7

How to Sell Insurance to Millennials (7 Tactics for the Next Ten Years)

Shares 1K<p><b>We must figure out how to sell insurance to Millennials.</b><p>Why?<p><b>Because the Millennial consumer mindset will dictate the insurance customer</b> …

Google Ready for a Second Pass at Insurance?

Google is once again exploring the periphery of the insurance industry, according to a recent Reuters report.<p>The news service cites remarks from a …

Google Looks to Partner With Insurance Companies in France

Google is looking to establish partnerships between insurance companies and some of its businesses, including Nest, which makes smart thermostats and …

Blockchain could save reinsurers $10bn in costs: PwC

<b>Reinsurers are in line to build some of the biggest blockchain applications outside the payments sector with the potential to save $5 to $10 billion</b> …

Personal Finance

Insurtech investment in the UK has tripled

Investment in the insurance technology sector - part of London's world leading fintech scene - is booming.<p>More than $22m (£16.5m) has been ploughed …

Hot Insurance Startup Trov to Launch in the U.S.

• JJ Hornblass<br>• September 9, 2016<br>• Capital, Innovations, Insurance, Mobile, Sales & Marketing, Startups<br>• 0<p>Bookmark<p>Trov, an innovative insurance startup from …

Venture Capital, Traditional Insurer Interest in Insurtech Remains High

Even though venture capital investments in venture capital-backed financial technology (fintech) companies fell more than 50 percent globally during …