Carpe Data Launches Commercial Data-as-a-Service Platform 

The new dataset delivers powerful classification, risk characteristic information, and scores and indexes that define new rating factors.

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Carpe Data, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based provider of emerging and alternative data products for the insurance industry has launched of a new commercial dataset for property/casualty insurance companies.

“With this launch, we’re delivering brand new data on more than 25 million businesses to commercial lines insurers,” comments Max Drucker, CEO, Carpe Data. “Insurance companies now have a powerful new source for answering existing questions, as well as for evaluating many dimensions of risk not previously available.”

Max Drucker, CEO, Carpe Data.

This Carpe Data platform launch provides property/casualty insurers access to a range of use cases that can be applied across the entire policy lifecycle via three distinct offerings, as described by the vendor:

  • The Carpe Data Classification Systemprovides more accurate classification categories enabling insurers to gain a clear sense of the specific activities the business actually conducts;
  • Risk Characteristics offers an array of data points that identify current attributes of a business; and
  • Next Generation Score and Indexes are predictive scoring mechanisms of various business dimensions made available by leveraging emerging and alternative data.

Available today, the new commercial data platform can immediately improve the accuracy of any property/casualty insurer’s underwriting of coverages for small and mid-size commercial companies across numerous lines of business while enhancing opportunities for automation and efficiency by increasing straight-through processing (STP), according to the vendor. Carpe Data reports that it automatically delivers these datasets, scores, and indexes via sub-second API integration directly to the underwriting insurer.

“The Carpe Data commercial dataset defines the rating factors of the future by providing real-time data which allows for faster and more accurate risk assessment,” adds Drucker. “Alerting insurers to changes in relevant data through triggers that continuously monitor new and emerging data sources represents a significant shift from static or point-in-time snapshots of information to an environment where insurers can achieve truly automated underwriting.”

Founded in 2010 by experts with a heritage in insurance technology, and now with more than 40 customers globally, Carpe Data utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor social and web data, as well as alternative sources of unstructured data such as shopping cart or online purchase information, user reviews, and other sources, with the aim of providing greater specificity to insurers underwriting commercial business than traditional sources.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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