Global Insurance Accelerator Announces Sixth Annual Cohort

On Jan. 14, the eight InsurTechs will assemble in Des Moines for the Accelerator’s annual 100-day program.

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The Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA, Des Moines) has announced the names of the members of its sixth cohort, and the commencement of its work, scheduled for Jan. 14, when the eight InsurTechs will assemble in Des Moines for the Accelerator’s annual 100-day program.

“This year’s cohort of companies is solving big and important problems, each of which continues to align with the GIA’s mission of driving innovation in the insurance industry,” comments Nicole Gunderson, managing director, GIA. “Our mentors, largely insurance professionals, are looking forward to engaging with these InsurTech innovators in the months to come.”

Nicole Gunderson, Managing Director, GIA.

The selected companies will participate in the GIA’s mentor-driven program by engaging in 1:1 meetings with insurance professionals, site visits to insurer offices, networking events, discussions with seasoned InsurTech founders, education sessions, investor introductions, and much more.

The 2020 GIA cohort is joined by the following companies, as described by the organization:

Caregiven: An Oregon-based startup enabling providers to offer real time, curated guidance to individuals and families managing end-of-life care for an aging or ailing loved-one.

Denscore: A Michigan-based startup using existing claims data to support dental insurers’ pay-for-performance initiatives to derive value-based scores for participating dentists.

Gerald Tech: A New York-based startup offering a life-event engagement and cross-sell platform for insurance providers.

InsureVite: A Singapore-based startup aiding insurers in reducing friction in the insurance process and revolutionizing customer experience through social messaging apps.

Kiwi: A New York-based startup focused on bringing episodic on-demand injury insurance to market innovatively by using social media analytics to meet customers wherever they are.

Summary Medical: A Wisconsin-based startup employing artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the review of medical records for life insurance companies.

TCARE: A Missouri-based startup reducing long-term-care (LTC) claims by providing an evidence-based, family caregiver support program which can help delay or prevent nursing home placement.

UDoTest: A Massachusetts-based startup (via South Africa) providing a business-to-business (B2B) at-home disease testing software platform which helps enterprises improve insurance outcomes.

“We evaluated a strong and growing application field and were especially impressed by the quality of these founders and their solutions in terms of industry need, product-market fit, and degree of innovation,” comments Jeff Russell, president of Delta Dental of Iowa and board chairman, GIA.

The GIA reports that, trough a collaboration of nearly 15 prominent insurer investors, the organization will conclude the 2020 program with final presentations as part of a “demo day” at the Global Insurance Symposium on April 22.

Those interested in becoming an investor or mentor for the GIA, or seeking more information about the GIA’s InsurTech Week program held annually in the Fall, are invited to visit the organization’s website at the following link:

Global Insurance Accelerator Announces 2019 InsurTech Cohort

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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