Lemonade leans on Aviva to bring its next-gen insurance platform to the UK • TechCrunch

New York-based insurance giant Lemonade Officially released in the UK., the fourth market in Europe and fifth overall, with a little help from one of the oldest and largest insurance providers in the UK

Lemonade, for starters, emerged in the trillion dollar insurance space in 2015, with a new way of how consumers can buy insurance. Mobile preference and AI-powered automation to sign up and submit claims is the name of the game, compared to dusty old brokers and bureaucracy.

Above all, the company has always been vocal about its ethics, positioning itself as the antithesis of a traditional insurance company – certified company B Corp, that is, it is independently evaluated for social and environmental performance. Its business plan basically involves charging a flat fee, and then donating some of the guaranteed profits to a charity of each customer’s choice when they sign up.

Launch of lemonade in the UK

But Lemonade is still a for-profit insurance tool, guaranteed nearly $500 million in funding as a startup, from big-name backers including SoftBank, Alphabet’s Teacher, Sequoia Capital, and Allianz. Company released to the public market In the midst of a pandemic two years ago, and as with many digital-first cloud companies in their shutdown years, their stock skyrocketed, at one point reaching market capitalization. over $10 billion – more than three times the initial public valuation. – before falling back to Earth with a crash. The company’s valuation today is less than $1.5 billion, reflecting a broader insurance technology downturn that It has affected a lot of companies.

Lemonade recently completed its first acquisition when it buys auto insurance starting Metromile, before quickly laying off about 20% of its staff. One sign of timeprobably.

Lemonade landed in the UK

And all of this brings us to today where Lemonade is now officially open for business in the UK, where it will hit the market at a slightly more discounted price than what it was. offered in the US. Insurance covers contents (lessor), homeowner, pets, car and life, while staying Germany, Netherlandsand France where it’s been expanding over the last few years, it’s limited to content coverage only.

For the UK market, Lemonade is offering content coverage starting at £4 per month and including universal coverage for personal items up to £2,000 each up to a total value. £100,000. Customers may pay extra for additional coverage, such as accidental damage to mobile devices.

Although Lemonade is a fully licensed insurer in its own right, it has formed a strategic partnership with Aviva, one of the largest general insurers in the UK. but it really makes sense. Lemonade is a young tech upstart looking to help scale in a lucrative new market, while Aviva is an $11 billion incumbent with over 300 years of roots, looking to continue approaching a younger demographic. And the first fruit of this partnership will see Aviva play the role of Lemonade reinsurance partner.

Adam Winslow, CEO of Aviva UK and Ireland, said: “We share the same view on how digital, AI and data can transform the customer experience and the role that businesses play. insurance companies in building stronger communities”. “In our 325-year history, we have adapted and thrived in a changing world, and our partnership with Lemonade is a sign of our purpose to continue to this.”


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