Guidewire Joins in Betterview $7.5 Million Funding Round

The current round, which brings total capital raised to $17,000, was led by ManchesterStory, with participation from EMC Insurance Companies, MaidenRe and other original investors.

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Betterview, the San Francisco-based InsurTech creator of a remote property intelligence platform, has announced that it has raised $7.5 million in new funding from Guidewire Software (San Mateo, Calif.) and existing investors. Betterview will use the funds to expand its industry-leading capabilities in the Remote Property Intelligence space. ManchesterStory led the round with participation from Nationwide, EMC Insurance Companies, MaidenRe, Compound, Winklevoss Capital, and Chestnut Street Ventures. This round brings the company’s total capital raised to $17 million.

Mike Chen, VP, Corporate Development, Guidewire Software.

Betterview delivers a software platform that property/casualty insurance carriers use to identify and manage property risk throughout the policy lifecycle. Property underwriters, loss-control specialists, and claims staff use Betterview during policy inception and renewal to get a comprehensive understanding of individual properties to drive better outcomes for the insured, agent, and carrier in a faster, more transparent, and cost-effective manner than has ever been possible.

“After surveying the InsurTech and property intelligence landscape, we believe that Betterview has created an innovative solution that aligns with Guidewire’s vision and product initiatives to help insurers better understand and manage risk,” comments Mike Chen, VP, Corporate Development, Guidewire Software. “We were impressed by the results our mutual customers are achieving with Betterview’s platform. This investment underlines Guidewire’s commitment to fostering an ecosystem of partner solutions to serve the P&C industry.”

David Lyman, Co-Founder and CEO, Betterview.

Guidewire’s participation in the funding round expands an existing relationship. Betterview is a Guidewire PartnerConnect Solution Partner with a Ready for Guidewire accelerator that integrates its technology within Guidewire’s PolicyCenter policy administration and underwriting system.

“We’re delighted to deepen our relationship with our friends at Guidewire through this recent investment,” comments David Lyman, Co-Founder and CEO, Betterview. “Our mutual commitment to advancing the success of P&C carriers creates a strong alignment between our companies. This funding will accelerate our progress on delivering capabilities that help our customers manage risk in their workflow in a way that improves the customer experience of their insureds and agents.”

David Tobias, Co-Founder and COO, Betterview.

Identifying and Quantifying Risk Factors

Betterview has developed software capabilities designed to empower insurance carriers to clearly identify and quantify factors that drive increased risk to properties so that they can avoid, price, or improve risk as a partner in risk management with their customers. Since launching its Remote Property Intelligence platform less than two years ago, Betterview is now supporting twenty companies in production to help them manage their property risk. These companies work with Betterview to leverage the value of geospatial imagery and other data in their workflow at scale.

“Both Guidewire and our existing investors are excited about the strong growth and quality of the technology and saw an opportunity to fuel the further evolution of the platform,” comments David Tobias, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Betterview. “This funding will allow us to better serve our customers as we build the features and support they need to be successful.”

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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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