Insurtech Innovator CoverHound Fetches $58 Million in New Funding

Insurtech pioneer CoverHound announced today that it has closed a $58 million Series D round. The funding was led by global insurance firm, Hiscox, and featured participation from a variety of major insurance providers including Chubb, Aflac Ventures, and Japan’s MS&AD. The company’s total capital now stands at more than $112 million.

“The future of digital insurance will continually shift to more non-traditional insurance brands,” CoverHound CEO Keith Moore said. “CoverHound has built the leading P&C platform to enable any brand’s customers to easily quote, compare, and buy personal, business, and cyber insurance.”

In a statement, CoverHound said the new capital would help fuel continued development of its CyberPolicy subsidiary, as well as support expansion of its offices beyond Northern California to Charlotte, North Carolina. The funding will also support the firm’s international growth plans, including expansion into Japan.

Since inception, CoverHound has sold more than 200,000 policies, providing insurance consumers with the ability to shop for and select insurance solutions online. CoverHound’s curated list of best insurance options for both personal and business insurance needs brings choice and transparency to the insurance market.

Additionally, the company’s licensed advisors help make sure that insurance buyers receive any and all eligible discounts that may apply to their policies. Using CoverHound is free – the company is paid by the carriers on the platform – helping keep insurance costs low for consumers.

Giving the company high marks for sharing its “passion for making material strides in the changing SMB landscape,” Hiscox USA EVP of Small Business Insurance Kevin Kerridge praised the company for “leading the charge in providing a best-in-class digital cyber solution for businesses.” Kerridge highlighted CoverHound’s CyberPolicy subsidiary, which helps SMEs deal with the potential costs of cyberattacks by providing first party coverage for immediate responses costs associated with a data breach, as well as third party coverage to claims brought by customers and clients.

Launched in 2016, CyberPolicy became the first marketplace for SMEs to shop and purchase cyber insurance online in minutes. The subsidiary’s offerings have since expanded to include 98% of small business types with as much as $250 million in revenue.

“Cyber insurance is one of the fastest growing insurance products for small businesses,” said GM of Small Business Insurance at Progressive Insurance, Bill Kampf, whose firm partnered with CoverHound’s CyberPolicy last year. “Progressive wants to make finding insurance easier for the small business owner, and by working with CyberPolicy, we can offer consumers an efficient platform to shop for cyber insurance and easily find coverages to help protect their business.”

Founded in 2010, and based in San Francisco, California, CoverHound demonstrated its platform at FinovateFall 2013. The company partnered with Clearsurance, an online insurance consumer data publisher, last September. CoverHound’s Head of Engineering and Product, Kjersten Elias, was featured in an interview with Women in Business back in November.

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CoverHound to Help Intelligent Customers to Shop Around for Renter’s Insurance

Online insurance marketplace CoverHound announced a partnership with Intellirent, a rental marketing and tenant screening platform.

The partnership will enable renters whose landlords use the Intellirent software suite to access instant quotes on renter’s insurance leveraging CoverHound’s insurance marketplace. CoverHound offers renters transparency across policies while Intellirent benefits from the simplicity of a single partnership.

“The majority of real estate professionals using our service require their renters to maintain an insurance policy,” said Corey Eckert, founder of Intellirent. “By partnering with CoverHound, we can eliminate the hassle of insurance shopping for renters while providing these agents with a streamlined process they can share with their new tenants.”

CoverHound VP of Product and Personal Lines, Kelli Broin, explained that the partnership will help renters get insurance to protect what matters to them. She added, “Our streamlined process enables renters to compare quotes online and easily purchase the coverage that’s right for them.”

CoverHound was founded in 2010 to offer an insurance marketplace where consumers can shop around for auto, homeowners, renters, and life insurance. In 2016, the company expanded to offer insurance for small businesses, providing a range of insurance options including worker’s compensation, liability, cyber insurance, and more.

At FinovateFall 2013, CoverHound CEO and founder Basil Enan and CMO Keith Moore demoed the company’s mobile app. Last fall, CoverHound expanded its network of partners and insurance carriers. The company works with top carriers including Chubb, Liberty Mutual, Hiscox, Progressive, biBerk, Safeco, Nationwide, Mercury, and Hartford Steam Boiler.

Headquartered in California, CoverHound has raised a total of $56 million.

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