This Fall has been a busy season for New York insurance innovators. The major event of the season was ITC, chaired by fellow Manhattan resident, Jay Weintraub. At InsurTech Connect, we hosted Escape the Overwhelm, an escape room experience, for New Yorkers. If you are keeping score, The A-team escaped in 40 minutes and the B-team did not make it out.
Flash forward to last week, we joined a small group of entrepreneurs in Des Moines at the Global Insurance Accelerator for GIA week. GIA featured one NYC InsurTech, Protosure, and one of our upcoming speakers, Jane Wang from Optimity.
Keep reading to find recent NYC InsurTech deals and upcoming NY Area InsurTech events.
Upcoming NY Area Events
The best way to know the InsurTech community is to be part of the InsurTech community. We host events every other month and feature our partner’s events in the NY area. Our next event is Oct 22 and is almost sold out. Don’t despair, you can join our partner organization for their Symposium in Nov and then catch us again in Dec.
Customer Engagement and the Future of Distribution (3 Tickets left)
Oct 22 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm | 8th Ave. & 50th St. (Midtown)
InsurTech Hartford Symposium (Save $100, Code: INY-SAVE100)
Nov 5 – 6 | Full Day | Hartford Downtown Marriott (Hartford, CT)
Making the InsurTech POC Work (Early bird, Save $10)
Dec 5 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm | 6th Ave. & 23rd St. (Flatiron)
InsurTech New York Area Deals
A curated mix of August and September insurance financings, exits, and partnerships in the New York area.
Rhino ($21M Raised, Kairos and Lakestar): Personal Lines. Security deposit alternative startup with users in more than 300,000 rental units.
Thimble ($22M Raised, IAC): Small Commercial Lines. Short-term liability coverage for small businesses and independent workers in partnership with Markel.
Broker Buddha ($4.5M Raised, Vertex Ventures): Commercial Lines. A platform that simplifies the commercial insurance application and renewal process.