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保险科技创企Urban Jungle获百万英镑融资

昨日,伦敦保险科技创企Urban Jungle宣布,种子轮融资再获100万英镑支持。本次融资由前Prudential UK 和HBOS Insurance首席执行官Rob Devey领投,来自Funding Circle、Octopus和BoughtByMany的天使投资人和早期投资人跟投。

Urban Jungle成立于2016年,主要服务对象为年轻一代的保险用户。此外,该平台还收获了David Newton、Andy Crossley、Nic Farhi、Mark Jannaway、Jonathan Quit、Simon Rogerson、Chris Mays、Alan Morgan、Mandeep Singh和James Meekings等多人支持。

对于本次融资,平台创始人Jimmy Williams表示,公司将继续坚持以往的运营使命,并在未来一年拓展产品种类,为用户提供质量更好、效率更高的保险服务。

Urban Jungle, a London-based insurtech startup that seeks to revamp insurance for young people, announced on Wednesday it raised £1 million during its Seed funding round, which was led by former CEO of Prudential UK and HBOS insurance, Rob Devey with participation from angel investors and early investors such as Funding Circle, Octopus, and BoughtByMany. Founded in 2016 by Jimmy Williams and Greg Smyth, Urban Jungle describes itself as an insurtech business that helps young people get access to cheaper, better home insurance.

The company is also backed by David Newton, Andy Crossley, Nic Farhi, Mark Jannaway, Jonathan Quit, Simon Rogerson, Chris Mays, Alan Morgan, Mandeep Singh, and James Meekings.

Speaking about the investment, Williams stated:

“This investment marks a big step towards our mission to build an insurance provider that customers love. Through 2017, we focused on building a business that our customers can rely on 100% when something goes wrong. In 2018 we’ll vastly increase the choice of products for our customers, and make all of our products even easier to use. We’re delighted to have brought on board such a high quality group of investors who can help us accelerate towards these goals.”


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