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自动化保单管理服务商Hippo获7000万美元C轮融资

今日,住房保险市场Hippo宣布获7000万美元C轮融资,由Felicis Ventures和Lennar Corporation联合领投。

Comcast Ventures、Fifth Wall Ventures、Horizons Ventures和GGV Capital等现有投资人亦有参投。

目前Hippo的融资总额已达到1.09亿美元,今年年初它获得过2500万美元B轮融资。公司联合创始人兼首席执行官Assaf Wand拒绝透露Hippo的估值。

Wand和Eyal Navon于2015年联合创立了这家公司。Wand表示自己花了14年时间构想Hippo背后的技术,他父亲在传统保险行业工作,这是Wand的灵感来源。

这家加州山景城公司于2017年正式面向消费者。公司的产品就是降低房屋保险的费用,它将利用新融资进一步开发产品。仅在今年,Hippo的运营范围又新增了10个州,一月份以来,其销售额的月增长率已达到30%。

“Hippo通过它自动化的保单管理及预先承保功能,设定保险行业未来的标准。保险领域的客户体验将迎来巨大的转变,并通过实时数据来管控风险。”Felicis的总经理Victoria Treyger说道。本轮融资后,他将加入Hippo的董事会。

保险行业会发生变革,是因为技术公司开始留意这个领域。

相关数据表明,2012年以来,保险科技领域已经获得了将近60亿美元的融资。仅今年,该领域就完成了94笔融资,总金额达18亿美元。

Felicis Ventures  and Lennar Corporation have co-led the $70 million Series C funding round for Hippo, a tech-enabled home insurance marketplace.

Existing investors in the startup, like Comcast Ventures,  Fifth Wall Ventures, Horizons Ventures  and GGV Capital, also participated in the round.

Hippo has raised $109 million to date, including a $25 million Series B earlier this year. Co-founder and chief executive officer Assaf Wand declined to disclose Hippo’s valuation.

Wand, who co-founded the startup in 2015 with Eyal Navon, said he spent 14 years imagining the technology that would become Hippo, inspired by his father’s career in the antiquated insurance industry.

“I was born into insurance,” Wand told TechCrunch. “Now, the entire real estate ecosystem is changing and the industry is massive. We are getting a crazy good challenge. We think the sky’s the limit with this thing.”

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company officially launched to consumers in 2017. It plans to use its latest investment to fuel the growth of its product, which sells home insurance plans at lower premiums. So far this year, Hippo has expanded into 11 new states and says its sales have grown 30 percent month-over-month since January.

“Hippo has set the bar for the future of insurance with its fully automated, proprietary policy management and proactive underwriting,” Felicis managing director Victoria Treyger  said in a statement. “Insurance is the next big sector to undergo the dramatic transformation of customer experience and improved risk management enabled by access to real time data. We see Hippo’s current growth rate and efficient automated policy management system as just the beginning of driving this transformation.”

Treyger will join Hippo’s board of directors as part of the round.

The insurance industry is indeed undergoing a dramatic transformation as a result of technology companies targeting the sector, which are part of a relatively new category of startups dubbed insurtech.

According to PitchBook, insurtech startups have raised nearly $6 billion in venture capital funding since 2012. This year alone, companies in the space have brought in a record amount of capital at $1.8 billion across 94 deals.

Whether or not the hype for the emerging category will continue into 2019 remains to be seen.

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