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IN THE NEWS

April 21, 2020
ROOM8's new in-app video calling and virtual property tours allow users to find roommates and apartments safely and securely while social distancing
April 20, 2020
Countries are experimenting with both high- and low-tech ways to enforce lockdowns or self-quarantines. WSJ reporters in Rome, New York and Hong Kong compare their isolation experiences to show how some governments are willing to impose stricter measures to stop the virus.
April 8, 2020
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April 2, 2020
When eBay first launched its API back in 2000, the Wall Street Journal wrote: “EBay’s new technology – with the decidedly uncatchy name of eBay API (for eBay application programming interface) – reflects the company’s growing belief that it can get a piece of e-commerce beyond the confines of its popular online trading post at eBay.com.” Twenty years ago this was a belief but today, as more and more industry lines are being blurred, API-based insurance is gaining popularity. After all, it’s wiser to enable outside entrants to be your partners than sit behind and watch them turn into your competitors.
January 17, 2020
ROOM8 is a popular roommate matching and apartment search services announced it has raised an initial set of funding. And ROOM8 is planning to expand to include new hires and increased platform capabilities.
October 30, 2019
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August 28, 2019
CSAA Insurance is among a group of backers that provided $47m to support the launch of a Florida-focused home insurance carrier, the first of Kin’s subsidiaries to underwrite its own policies.

PRESS RELEASES

June 18, 2018

CSAA Insurance Group Lends Support to “Female Founders in Tech”

CSAA Insurance Group is a sponsor of the second annual “Female Founders in Tech” program, which invites women-led technology startups to share innovative insurance concepts and business models. The program is managed by Quesnay, a consulting firm focused on accelerating growth among startups and corporations. Five finalists will be coached by world-renowned industry leaders, and have the opportunity to partner with CSAA Insurance Group and other corporate sponsors. “The best innovations reflect the diversity of the markets they serve,” said Debbie Brackeen, chief strategy and innovation officer, CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer. “The Female Founders in Tech program plays […]
April 30, 2017

Sanjiv Parikh Joins CSAA Insurance Group as Corporate Venture Capital Executive

CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, recently named Sanjiv Parikh as the company’s new corporate venture capital executive. In this newly created role, Parikh will be responsible for implementing a corporate capital investing program to derive strategic insights; developing a portfolio of disruptive growth concepts outside of CSAA Insurance Group’s core business; and establishing the company’s presence in Silicon Valley. To help build capabilities around disruptive innovation, Parikh also will create a lab where CSAA Insurance Group can partner with startups, experiment with emerging technologies, test new venture concepts and launch commercial pilots. “This is an exciting time at CSAA […]
February 22, 2017

Lyft and CSAA Insurance Group Partner to Offer Ride-sharing Option

Lyft and CSAA Insurance Group have partnered to launch a pilot program that provides insurance customers an option to receive Lyft credits while their vehicle is in the repair shop. This collaborative program is the first of its kind for the insurance and ride-share industries. “We’re excited to partner with CSAA Insurance Group to offer the option to receive Lyft ride-share credits while a vehicle is being repaired,” said David Baga, chief business officer for Lyft. “This pilot program will help people get around safely and efficiently, and supports our mission of improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.” […]

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