This is how Australia is changing to become startup friendly

In interviews with the Australian Ambassador to Israel and StartupAUS’ Acting CEO, Geektime learned how Australia is making big changes to grow their ecosystem (more…)

Banks, Deals, Fintech news, Global trends, InspirAsia, Insurance, news

March 4, 2016


The Next Billion-Dollar Insurer

By Jay Farber for

Venture capital-backed insurance success stories have risen at a regular drumbeat over the last few years: 2011 brought the billion-dollar Esurance acquisition, 2012 brought the wildly successful Guidewire IPO, 2013 brought the large Climate Corporation acquisition and 2014-2015 brought Zenefits to prominence. (more…)

Fintech news, Insurance

February 20, 2016


Still Stealthy, New Insurance Company Lemonade Continues To Impress With New Hire, Dan Ariely

By Jonathan Shieber, for techcrunch,

The insurance industry as it currently exists is, by all accounts, terrible. (more…)

Fintech news, Insurance

February 19, 2016


The Health Sector Needs Tech Giants

By Carla Smith for

Big companies around the world have made – with varying degrees of success – plays at breaking into the health sector. Google and Apple are prime examples.


Fintech news, Global trends, Insurance

February 18, 2016


Deals: Driving Analytics Startup Zendrive Circles $13.5 Million Series A

By Connie Loizos for

Zendrive, a startup that uses smartphone sensors to measure drivers’ behavior, has raised $13.5 million in Series A funding led by Sherpa Capital, with participation from Nyca Partners, Thomvest Ventures, and earlier backers First Round Capital, BMW i Ventures, Fontinalis Partners. Tad Montross, who’s the chairman and CEO of General Re Corporation, also joined the round. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Insurance

February 17, 2016

Deals: The Zebra, A “Kayak For Auto Insurance,” Grabs $17 Million

By Sarah Perez for,

Austin-based The Zebra, a startup that’s something of a “Kayak for auto insurance,” has been working to bring the process of shopping for insurance online, where consumers can more transparently compare quotes and understand how insurance companies determine rates. Now the company has raised an additional $17 million in Series A funding led by Ballast Point Ventures. (more…)

Deals, Insurance

January 27, 2016


Deals: PolicyGenius Raises $15 Million For Its Online Price Comparison Insurance Brokerage

By Jonathan Shieber for,

Brooklyn-based PolicyGenius has raised $15 million in a new round of funding to expand its price comparison insurance brokerage service. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Insurance

January 14, 2016


Deals: Insurance Brokerage App FinanceFox Raises $5.5M Led By Salesforce Ventures

By Steve O’Hear for,

Like Knip, FinanceFox is another startup founded in Switzerland that is moving the insurance brokerage process online. Its mobile app lets you manage of all your existing insurance and get advice regarding gaps in your coverage or ways to save money on your insurance requirements going forward. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Insurance

January 12, 2016


Seven flavours of fintech in insurance

By Roger Peverelli and Reggy de Feniks
Roger and Reggy are the authors of the worldwide bestseller ‘Reinventing Financial Services’ and the founders of Digital Insurance Agenda and DIA Barcelona

Successful insurtechs tap into the key challenges insurers are facing. A sneak peek at the seven different flavours of winners in fintech insurance. Insurtechs that accelerate the digital transformation of the industry. (more…)

Fintech news, Insurance

January 11, 2016


The “Uber of Insurance” is here

BY LYNN BRACKPOOL GILES for lifehealthpro

Here are two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence: revolutionary and insurance.   (more…)

Fintech news, Global trends, Insurance

January 7, 2016