As online shopping takes a larger share of retail, the traditional opportunities for retailers to upsell extended protection plans are slowly disappearing. Clyde is an online extended warranty platform that integrates with the checkout process of e-commerce merchants, offering a seamless and integrated experience while adding a bit of margin for the retailer. This is especially important in e-commerce where margins are highly competitive. CEO and Founder Brandon Gell walks us through the business, its future plans, and recent round of funding led by Spark Capital.
Even Financial, the financial services search API that enables programmatic and native customer acquisition, has acquired SF-based LeapLife, the insurtech platform and digital life insurance agency. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Even’s goal to evolve how financial institutions find and connect with consumers is not limited to loans or credit cards, but […]
Buying insurance is typically not a fun process and even with all the information that the internet provides at your fingertips, you may still feel lost in navigating all the offerings. Policygenius is the authoritative source that provides unbiased information on practically every form of insurance that you may need – whether it be life, […]
The passage of the Affordable Care Act revealed many gaps in the healthcare market and frustration has grown for consumer when thinking about having to deal with their insurers. Zipari saw this as the perfect opportunity to improve healthcare CX to lower healthcare costs across the system. Zipari achieves this through its customer experience platform for […]
The average, lifetime cost that pet owners pay to get their dog groomed can top out at a whopping $14,400. Routine preventative and wellness care for dogs is expensive and Wagmo developed a new type of pet insurance that covers day-to-day essentials including grooming and dental work. Wagmo offers three tiers of annual membership plans […]
CoverWallet, the digital insurance platform for small and medium-sized businesses, has been acquired by Aon, the global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and the deal is expected to complete in early 2020. “We started CoverWallet to reinvent commercial insurance. By […]
Over the last few years, our team has been taking a close look at other ecosystems as we contemplate our expansion beyond our New York roots. Presently, we provide hyper-local tech coverage for London, Los Angeles, Paris, and Boston, in addition to New York through AlleyWatch. As a part of our research, we are chronicling […]
Black Bear Life simplifies life insurance through technology. Founders Brett Smith and Tim Stoner discuss how the company’s platform lets you suecure life insurance in less than ten minutes without health checks or blood tests.
Need to rent an apartment in NYC? It’s not an easy task with stringent rental qualification requirements. Those that are deemed unqualified renters are normally composed of recent grads, students, expats, and entrepreneurs who are trying to find an apartment but face barriers like high upfront cost and strict credit requirements. TheGuarantors is the NYC […]
We’ve all become familiar with the pushy life insurance agent, the one that bombards you with charts and articles telling you what financial products to buy to safeguard your future. It’s time for a straightforward platform and Fabric is the one-stop-shop built to help new parents organize their family’s financial life. Fabric allows new parents […]
The auto insurance industry is one that’s almost as old as the automobile industry itself. To be specific, it dates back to 1897, when Gilbert J. Loomis of Dayton, Ohio purchased the first ever auto insurance policy from the Travelers Insurance Company. Since then, as automobile ownership has exploded, and various jurisdictions have made auto […]