MUNICH, GERMANY, October 4th, 2021 - Plug and Play Insurtech announces 14 startups joining the seventh cohort of their 3-month innovation program “Insurtech Europe powered by Plug and Play.” The program aims at facilitating POCs and pilot projects between the selected startups and the program partners including Generali, Versicherungskammer, RheinLand Verischerungen, Irish Life, Chedid Capital, Swiss Re, Munich Re, Baloise, Unipol, Vienna Insurance Group and Wiener Städtische Versicherung, Aflac, ADAC, AOK Bayern as well as Foyer.
Unlike many other innovation and acceleration programs, this program is focused on business development for growth-stage startups and scaleups, for which Plug and Play offer the services of the world's largest innovation platform including mentorship, venture capital, and business development opportunities. The program started with a hybrid Selection Week and will continue involving startups, innovation evangelists, and business units of the partners via virtual and physical interaction. By introducing the world’s best technology startups to the multiple stakeholders on the platform, we drive the innovation activity of the entire insurtech industry.
Plug and Play programs do not require any equity or fees from the startups, they provide them with a unique business development opportunity for free. This way startups and partners can ensure that Plug and Play will meet their requirements and establish valuable long-term business relationships with their network.
The following startups were selected for the program:
Datafolio: Datafolio is a European data-science-based insurtech, founded in February 2020, based in France and Italy, acting as a tech provider and an insurance broker. Datafolio reinvents mobility insurance with prevention, protection, and assistance solutions for multimodal mobility users. Its tech platform enables the integration of prevention and protection services into the applications of its MAAS partners, providing their customers with a seamless UX and insurance covers priced on actual risk exposure and paid trip by trip. Its first product is an E2E mobility accident insurance backed by CHUBB. https://www.datafolio.io/
DearEmployee: DearEmployee is a science-based and AI-driven corporate health platform to improve employee mental wellbeing. Using the platform, companies can continuously and scientifically measure stress in the workplace and find tailored health solutions for their teams. This includes team workshops, digital health offers, and management training. The tailored measures can be used to effectively reduce health costs and increase employer branding. DearEmployee is represented in the D-A-CH region and has over 250 customers, including numerous large and medium-sized companies such as Zalando, AXA, and DEKRA. https://www.dearemployee.de/en/
Gefen Technologies: Gefen builds omnichannel digital hubs to connect agents, customers, and carriers. Generate more business and provide better service without ever losing the human touch. Gefen enables the creation of powerful agent networks. Gefen’s technology enables the distribution of strategy, products, and services through the management of your agent’s digital presence, the automatic sending of omnichannel campaigns, customer conversion, data tracking, attribution, and compliance. https://gefentechnologies.com/
KironTech: Kirontech (Cambridge, UK) helps medical payers tackle Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in claims. Kirontech's Health Insurance Platform (HIP) combines deep domain and medical expertise with machine learning. Customers have successfully deployed HIP to drive significant claims and operational savings for audit and prevention teams. Customers' experts benefit from built-in medical insight and analytics to understand the quality of care and manage chronic treatments. Kirontech puts claim management on a fast track to digitization. https://www.kirontech.com/
Leadfamly: Leadfamly is a SaaS (Software as a Service) company founded offering a subscription-based marketing gamification platform that enables companies in any industry to get, keep, and grow more customers. The platform is very effective at improving marketing and business results and it is a flexible, easy-to-use, and efficient tool for designing and executing marketing games. With more than 30 different game concepts to choose from, companies can find just the right concept to reach their marketing goals. https://leadfamly.com/
Lightico: Lightico is an award-winning SaaS platform that empowers insurers to accelerate their customer journeys through automated workflows. With the Lightico Digital Completion Cloud™, insurance companies leverage no-code workflows to easily collect customer eSignatures, documents, and payments and authenticate ID in real-time — straight from the customer’s smartphone. By unifying the previously siloed steps of customer-facing processes, businesses enjoy faster and shorter sales and servicing cycles, boost NPS, and significantly improve their completion rates. Hundreds of enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies in highly regulated industries rely on Lightico to make their customer journeys more efficient and streamlined. https://www.lightico.com/
Miss Moneypenny: Our solution enables enterprise companies to communicate directly with their users via passes in the digital wallet of the mobile phone (Google Pay, Apple Wallet). Insurance cards, service tickets, and interactive flyers become as easy as digital boarding passes. Our powerful software modules and automations orchestrate into highly engaging, personalized use cases that can be easily implemented. Our clients in the insurance vertical love how we turn policy cards into engaging communication channels and how we seamlessly connect online marketing efforts with their offline sales structure. https://en.missmp.eu/
Ninebarc: Ninebarc provides easy-to-use and user-centric software solutions for estate and end-of-life planning. Using a broad network of resellers we market our products to B2B clients in the insurance and financial sectors. We create products that connect incumbents with their end customers through creative, innovative, and profitable interfaces. https://www.ninebarc.com/
Nuclicore: Nuclicore enables insurers, MGAs, and large brokers to build custom software faster, cheaper, and more reliably than with current approaches. With a visual interface and without writing a single line of code. Use cases can be realized despite cramped IT pipelines and existing insurer systems do not have to be changed to start with Nuclicore. Business users can build any API or application to: CONNECT any internal or external partner and enable data exchange; BUILD any insurance specific application; AUTOMATE any internal or external workflow. https://www.nuclicore.com/
Parloa: We at Parloa believe in the revolution of how businesses talk to their customers with the help of artificial intelligence. Ever since our company was founded in 2017 in the heart of Berlin, Parloa has become one of the leading SaaS platforms for Conversational AI. Our aim is to build the most comprehensive solution in this sector for enabling every company in the world to have better conversations with their customers. We pursue this vision with the highest standards of technical engineering and combine it with innovative leadership and a strong commitment of every team member to reimagine the future of customer communication. Companies like ERGO, Generali, Allianz, VHV or Swiss Life are already using Parloa to automate their customer service. https://www.parloa.com/
Penni.io: Penni enables insurance providers to sell any insurance products online through any distribution partner. https://penni.io/
PlanA: Plan A is a Berlin-based automated B2B SaaS platform that enables companies to measure, monitor, and reduce their environmental footprint and thus improve their ESG performance. Our tool automates the data collection process, delivers accurate results in line with reporting frameworks, and generates decarbonization strategies. Companies can visualize results in a cohesive dashboard, and add custom modules for more complex and industry-specific Scope 3 use cases. https://plana.earth/
XUND: XUND has developed an AI-powered health assistant to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our technology is certified as a medical device and enables large service providers to better understand their health data, build online health assessment capabilities around it and integrate a meaningful digital ecosystem in their offering. In the end, we want to be the operating system of tomorrow’s healthcare, helping healthcare providers to digitize their operations and provide a customized, end-to-end solution focused on the patient’s needs. https://xund.ai/en/
ZenOwn: ZenOwn is a product assistant platform. For users, we organize all of their products in 1 place - collect invoices, track warranties, provide explainer videos & accessories. For Insurances, Retailers & Brands we deliver a direct channel to increase cross-sell & up-sell. http://zenown.com/
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