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honcho - the reverse auction marketplace for insurance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2017
Are Price Comparison Websites (PCWs) really any good for insurance consumers? Insurtech Startup honcho doesn't think so. Their solution, a reverse-auction marketplace, is looking to revolutionise the way people buy insurance, by making insurers bid and re-bid to win a consumer’s business. Say what? Yes that's right, honcho - is a mobile-first reverse-auction marketplace where insurers...
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Flock offers on-demand insurance for drone pilots

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2017
The drone industry might have started off as something of a fad, but where people might have expected interest in it to die down, it has only become stronger and stronger. In the US alone, just under 2.5m personal drones were sold in 2016. And while the individual hobbyist is finding entertainment in drones, businesses and entrepreneurs are finding more and more applications for them, cutting down...
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Startup of the Week - Digital Risks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2017
As we all know, when you’re starting a business, getting advice and support from people who truly “get” your idea is an absolute must. For traditional businesses, that can be pretty straightforward, however if your startup is a digital one, that is unfortunately not always the case. Our latest Startup of the Week is on a mission to change all that - in one area in particular &nd...
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Pay-as-you-go insurance startup Zego drives forward with £1.2m Investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th July 2017
Insurance Startup Zego, who provide 'pay-as-you-go/ride /drive' insurance cover for drivers working for sharing economy companies, such as Deliveroo, Jinn, UberEATS, and Amazon, have just raised another £1m+ in a seed funding round led by VC firm LocalGlobe. With pay and working conditions of the gig economy worker currently under review and the traditional insurance sector ripe f...
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Wayra Fair By Design set to tackle the poverty premium

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th July 2017
Wayra Fair By Design is a new acceleration programme that will tackle the poverty premium: where people in poverty pay more for many everyday goods and services – such as energy, insurance, borrowing, transport and food – than those who can more easily afford them. The programme, which will be based in Wayra’s Open Future_ North facility in Oldham, will support up...
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InsurTech Startups looking to disrupt the Insurance Industry

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2017
Insurance is an industry that has remained unchanged for a very long time. The structures used by the vast majority of insurance companies by no stretch of the imagination favour the customer, they are outdated, and the industry needs a shakeup. Here are some disruptive InsurTech startups aiming to do just that. InMyBag InMyBag is aimed primarily at mobile workers, for whom insurance cover on th...
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Bupa’s Blue Table accelerator seeks innovative solutions to key customer challenges

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th May 2017
Startups with focus on either insurance, health & care experiences, or well being change, read on -  The Bupa Customer Lab is launching Blue Table, a 10-week programme that gives startups the opportunity to grow their business inside a global health and care company. Bupa’s newly established Customer Lab has this week launched its new Blue Table accelerator programme, inviting star...
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Startup of the Week - WeSavvy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th March 2017
As we all know, tracking our personal fitness has become a huge thing for many of us in recent years. Whether it’s via a wearable device or an app on a smartphone, we’re becoming ever more focused on our daily activities and thereby monitoring how active a lifestyle we are leading... Whilst the primary benefit for this is of course an improvement in our health, thanks to our latest St...
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HR Tech Startup hibob collaborates with Aviva

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2017
Startup and Corporate Collaboration news: HR tech startup hibob and leading UK Insurance provider Aviva have announced a corporate brand partnership to help small and medium sized companies set up their workplace pension schemes. Startacus took a look at the details:  With rollout of the auto-enrolment pension scheme set to be fully complete in the next 12 months or so, UK companies with at ...
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Four things you should know about the new Insurance Act

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th July 2015
Our friend Sophie Turton, digital and content marketing specialist at creative digital agency Bozboz shares 4 thoughts on the new insurance act, and what its likely impacts will be on businesses. Four things you should know about the new Insurance Act The fate of businesses no longer lies in the hands of insurance companies. For the first time in over 100 years, you’ll be abl...
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