Cellcontrol and Ohio Mutual Announce Partnership to Stop Distracted Driving

August 18, 2016 – Cellcontrol is proud to announce today a new strategic partnership with Ohio Mutual Insurance Group to help put an end to distracted driving on the nation’s roadways. In response…

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There’s talk that San Fran-based travel startup Travana, which just released its first travel site Janbala, may be eyeing travel insurance. BHTP is watching with interest. There’s also talk that Airbnb is eyeing home…

Brolly changed its status from ’emerging’ to ‘alive and active’

Insurance management app Brolly is now live on the UK App Store. Recall the list of emerging startups, on IE’s radar, below.

QuoteWizard lays off 10% of staff

Seattle lead-gen company QuoteWizard, who’s on track to hit $100 million in revenue this year, has laid off 10% of its staff, aka 20 peeps, at its headquarters. Recall: three months ago the company opened…

Insureon expands to personal lines

The Chicago based MGA-slash-digital broker is moving into homeowners insurance; probably through its Insurance Noodle arm.

Mind the knowledge gap

The European Union is looking to better understand fintech, calling for bids from people who could produce a report titled “Overview of the fintech sector: challenges for the European some players…

Remember when IE said ‘pay attention to Apple’?

Apple filed a patent for a healthcare wearable that will monitor the heart. Bottom Line: may or may not resemble a watch. May or may not come to fruition.

Sharp finds love

Sharp Mobile, the Canadian IT shop, which also operates an insurance intermediary called Sharp Insurance, announced it has partnered with ApartmentLove, a portal for millennials seeking a new crib. Partnership details…

Best-kept secret in healthcare

The on-demand healthcare concierge known to few as Accolade announced it has raised $70 million in series E led by Andreessen Horowitz bringing its total funding to date to $163.34 million. Earlier this…

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Four months after raising $1 million in an angel round led by Mount Nathan Advisors, Gurgaon-based auto insurance aggregator RenewBuy is looking to raise $1.5 million more. Moving on to Thailand. Meet Roojai.com (below). The online auto…

Gone Till November

Zurich’s newish CEO Mario Greco says he will have a newer, better strategy come November. Mario is trying to improve profitability by cutting jobs, selling assets, being pickier on what the company insures…

Over to the web

Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC) added First Chicago Insurance products to its online consumer rater TurboRater, which agents can place on their website to allow consumers to quote and buy coverage….

Knip picks up bad press

Some suggest Knip is in trouble. Think: decline in app downloads and exodus of talent.

Axa Singapore channels Oscar

Axa Singapore launched its MyAXAHealth app to allow customers to directly connect with primary care doctors via live chat or video. Anytime. Anywhere. Push notification reminders and ability to submit and track claims…

Meet Covera

The Quebec-based digital broker that looks to target the 80% of consumers that automatically renew their policies. Customers interested in its service “must sign a broker reference letter” and Covera will handle the rest. Bottom Line: $500K…

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