Setoo, Pattern Insurance | July 19, 2021
Setoo, an embedded insurance pioneer, announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement with Pattern, an insurtech startup that has emerged from stealth mode. Pattern will be the name of the joint venture's activities in Europe and the United States. Pattern will assist companies in generating new revenue streams and increasing customer satisfaction by transforming all of their online transactions into protected experiences without the need to be an insurer.
Pattern will provide a one-stop-shop for embedded insurance products, enabling businesses to provide a fully protected buying experience for their customers, along with real-time underwriting data for a frictionless buying process, as a result of a merger. The fully automated, embedded insurance-as-a-service platform enables businesses to create and distribute unique and personalized insurance products autonomously. Pattern's coverages include parametric and traditional insurance products, which are seamlessly offered by businesses to their customers while fully compliant with local regulations. In addition, Pattern requires companies to protect customers from unforeseen changes in plans, inclement weather, utility outages or surcharges, shipping delays, and other factors.
The two companies have received a total of $25 million in funding since their start, including a recent seed round of $10 million for Pattern. In addition, Kamet Ventures, the venture builder where Setoo was incubated, Comcast Ventures, MS&AD Ventures, Foundation Capital, FinTLV, TechAviv Founder Partners, Kli Capital, Abstract Ventures, and others have invested in the joint venture.
The merger is expected to be completed by the end of August. Pattern will be insured by AXA, Spinnaker Insurance Company, Wakam, and others after the merger.
Setoo enables e-businesses to develop and offer personalized protection products, increase revenue from ancillary services, and provide an exceptional customer experience. E-businesses can use Setoo's platform to create new, super-targeted parametric and traditional insurance products in minutes, address actual concerns, and generate automatic compensation without requiring consumers to take any action. Setoo serves high-profile clients such as Amadeus and LMN as an insurance Managing General Agent (MGA) in the EU and the UK.
Pattern is a one-stop-shop for innovative parametric and traditional insurance products that enable businesses to provide their customers with a fully protected digital buying experience. Pattern's coverage includes utility outages, weather incidents, and much more. Pattern is nearing the completion of its operational deployment as a US MGA.
Cision PR Newswire | October 13, 2020
Many interactions between businesses hinge on the ability for one party to provide a proof of insurance to the other. For example, delivering commercial shipments, accessing construction sites, or renting a commercial space each require handing over paper attesting to your insurance coverage. HawkSoft is partnering with the dynamic verification platform Certificial to bring a more modern solution to independent agencies. Never before has insurance coverage data been able to connect and send dynamic updates directly to certificate holders. This end-to-end visibility not only eliminates fraud and the misuse of forms but can improve compliance. Certificial uses cloud technology to offer a digital and dynamic proof of insurance. Instead of the old static point-in-time Certificates of Insurance, Certificial allows companies of all sizes to directly monitor, in real time, that a person or business are properly insured. When integrated with the HawkSoft agency management system, insurance agencies can keep Certificial in sync with their client and policy data automatically.
DealerPolicy | December 23, 2021
DealerPolicy, the leading insurance marketplace for automotive retail, has appointed Tom Super as the company's Head of Agency Solutions. In this role, Tom will report directly to DealerPolicy Co-Founder and CEO Travis Fitzgerald and oversee the company's insurance sales and service business, which includes DealerPolicy's growing network of local agencies.
Super's appointment to expand insurance operations comes as DealerPolicy enters its next phase of accelerated growth. In 2021, DealerPolicy announced a $110 million Series C funding round led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Fitzgerald was recognized as one of Travelers' 2021 Agents of the Year. The company has grown in headcount by 50% over the past year and now supports over 1,200 dealerships nationwide, with more joining each month.
A recognized insurance industry veteran, Super brings 15 years of experience in strategy, general management and leadership to DealerPolicy, having previously held positions at Farmers Insurance Group, Booz & Company, AT&T and The White House. Most recently, Super served as Head of P&C Insurance for J.D. Power and Associates, where he led the expansion of the company's insurance practice and oversaw its vast data-driven research and analysis on insurance consumers. While at Farmers, he helped to establish the company as a national brand while serving in strategy and consumer research areas during his tenure. He holds a master's degree in public administration from the American University School of Public Affairs and received his bachelor's degree in business from Robert Morris University.
"We're thrilled to have Tom join us. In addition to being an established expert who people turn to for all matters related to property and casualty insurance, Tom is a passionate and dedicated leader, His track record in establishing J.D. Power and Associates and Farmers as authorities in the industry makes for a tremendous addition to our team. Very few have more insight on insurance customers than Tom, and his expertise on the needs of modern insurance consumers is invaluable to DealerPolicy's mission of delivering a better, more seamless car buying experience for dealers and consumers alike."
-Travis Fitzgerald, Co-Founder and CEO of DealerPolicy.
DealerPolicy is the most trusted and complete digital insurance marketplace for automotive retailers and their valued customers. The company's innovative mobile technology enables car-buyers to view multiple insurance quotes and immediately purchase online and/or connect with licensed insurance agents to complete the process. With an exclusive combination of partnerships among premier automotive retailers and data providers, an industry-best insurance carrier network, and access to DealerPolicy Insurance licensed agents, DealerPolicy is recognized for its place at the forefront of Insurtech. DealerPolicy Insurance is a licensed insurance agency, with licenses to operate in the lower 48 states.