WEFOX GROUP RAISES $125M IN SERIES B ROUND LED BY MUBADALA
- wefox Group announces $125million Series B - the largest for a European insurtech
- Funding round was led by Mubadala Investment Company
- This is the first investment for Mubadala’s newly created European Ventures FundIncludes previous investors AngelList, Horizon Ventures, Idinvest Partners, Seedcamp, Speedinvest and Target Global
Berlin/Europe, 6 March 2019 - wefox Group, the Berlin-based insurtech firm has successfully raised a record $125 million for its series B round led by Mubadala Investment Company, through Mubadala’s newly created European Ventures Fund.
The $125m investment is the largest series B round for an insurtech company confirming wefox Group’s status as one of the fastest growing fintech companies coming out of Europe that is reinventing the entire insurance business.
wefox Group is the first investment for Mubadala’s European Ventures Fund. The investment also comes on the back of wefox Group’s announcement that it is launching into the Asian market following a partnership with SBI (formerly SoftBank Investment).
The company, which was founded in 2014, has grown its revenues to around $40million, while serving more than 1500 brokers and over 400,000 customers, making it Europe’s number one insurtech platform.
The investment will help spearhead the company’s expansion into the European broker market. It also paves the way for wefox Group to accelerate growth and create the world’s most innovative product and engineering team applying advanced data analytics to create an all-in-one insurance platform in which all interactions are personalised.
“Insurance is up for the most radical change, which presents a huge opportunity for us to connect all insurers globally through our platform and become the largest insurance company in the world.Therefore, Mubadala is the perfect partner for wefox Group because they really understand that the insurance market needs to be reinvented from the ground up, which we’ve already proven with ONE, our flagship product which is now Europe’s leading provider for delivering all-in-one insurance in the palm of the customer’s hand anywhere at any time.”
“This investment enables us to continue developing our core technology, which includes AI capabilities that will connect customers with the right insurance and automatically process claims all in near real-time making the whole process easier, simpler and safer for our customers,”
“We are excited to launch our European platform with our first investment. wefox Group is tackling an industry problem with an innovative and elegant solution by enabling and empowering key stakeholders in the value chain. We are looking forward to partner with wefox Group’s exceptional team of founders, management team and employees.”
Among the new investors in wefox Group is Chinese investor, signalling wefox Group’s intention to expand into China. In previous rounds, wefox Group has attracted some of the world’s leading investors including, Horizons Ventures, idinvest Partners, Mountain Partners, Speedinvest, Seedcamp, Salesforce Ventures and Sound Ventures, the VC of Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, and Target Global.
Goldman Sachs International is acting as private placement adviser to wefox Group in connection with the transaction.
In December 2018, wefox Group announced that it is forming a partnership with Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, to expand the offering beyond personal lines insurance and deliver expanded services to micro and medium-sized businesses across Europe.
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About ONE Versicherung AG
Über ONE – Europas erster 100 % digitaler Sachversicherer
ONE ist ein digitaler Real-Time-Versicherer. Makler und Endkunden können innerhalb weniger Minuten papierlos monatlich kündbare Versicherungen abschließen. Schäden werden digital gemeldet und in über 60 Prozent der Fälle noch am selben Tag beglichen. Zum Start sind zunächst Hausrat- und Haftpflichtversicherungen in Deutschland erhältlich. Bei Schadenfreiheit gibt es Geld zurück – oder die Möglichkeit, für einen guten Zweck zu spenden.
Der digitale Sachversicherer wurde von Stephan Ommerborn und wefox Group CEO Julian Teicke gegründet und hat seinen Hauptsitz in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Das Unternehmen ist eine Tochter der Wefox Group und wird seit Juni 2019 von CEO Oliver Lang geführt. ONE wird von der Finanzmarktaufsicht Liechtenstein nach EIOPA-Standards beaufsichtigt.
Zu ONEs Partnern zählen als führender Rückversicherer die Munich Re sowie der Softwarekonzern Salesforce. Über die wefox Group investierten globale Investoren wie die japanische SBI Investments Ltd., Mubadala Ventures aus Abu Dhabi, CreditEase, Target Global, Ashton Kutchers Sound Ventures, Speedinvest sowie Horizons und iD Ventures aus dem Silicon Valley einen dreistelligen Millionenbetrag.
ONE is the first digital all-round insurer in Europe. Users can take out monthly, cancellable insurance policies via smartphone within a few minutes – initially for household and liability insurance. Damage is reported directly via the app and paid on the same day in 60 percent of cases. With no claims, the customer receives money back – or the opportunity to donate for a good cause.
ONE was created by CEO Stephan Ommerborn in November 2016 and has offices in Liechtenstein and Berlin. Its partners include the leading reinsurer, Munich RE, and the US software group Salesforce. Through its parent company and investor WeFox Group, global investors such as the Japanese SBI Investment, Target Global, Mountain Partners, Speedinvest, Horizons and iD Ventures from Silicon Valley have invested a high, double-digit million amount.
Also, Actors such as Ashton Kutcher (Sound Ventures) and other German celebrities invested together with other business angels via a vehicle. Since 2017, ONE has been part of the WeFox Group founded by Julian Teicke.