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Kin Insurance Inc., an insurance-technology startup that counts golfer Rory McIlroy among its investors, has agreed to go public through a merger with Omnichannel Acquisition Corp., a blank-check firm led by Matt Higgins, a longtime investor who has appeared as a “Shark Tank” judge. “We were searching for a digitally fueled business that was going to disrupt a change-resistant industry,” said Higgins. He cited his team’s expertise with customer acquisition — such as with the use of micro-influencers — as a mechanism to accelerate growth at Kin, which benefited from increased e-commerce adoption throughout the pandemic The transaction is a way […]
- July 19, 2021
Overhaul, an Austin, Texas-based logistics tech startup, has raised $35 million Series B funding led by Macquarie Capital, with participation from Edison Partners and Avanta Ventures (a venture arm of CSAA Insurance Group). Overhaul will use the fresh capital infusion to accelerate its roadmap in continuing to optimize its current category-creating products.
- June 8, 2021
Upsie, a consumer warranty startup, has raised $18.2 million in a Series A round led by True Ventures. The financing brings the total raised for the St. Paul, Minnesota-based startup to $25 million since its 2015 inception.
- May 13, 2021
Smart loan technology company LoanSnap has closed a $30 million Series B investment round, bringing its total funding to $64 million. Avanta Ventures, the venture capital arm of CSAA Insurance Group, participated in the round.
- May 4, 2021
Kin Insurance is expanding to offer homeowners insurance coverage in Louisiana. The company said the expansion into the underserved Louisiana market creates new opportunities for residents — especially for those in high-risk areas. Kin Insurance describes itself as an insurtech that relies on data models that provide over 10,000 property data points to find coverage accurately priced for each home. It currently offers homeowners insurance in California and Florida. Kin Insurance Network Distributor (KIND) can offer Louisianans HO3 coverage. The Kin Interinsurance Network is Rated A, Exceptional, by Demotech, a testament to the underwriter’s ability to pay out claims, even after widespread […]
- March 25, 2021
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