Kin Announces $82 Million First Close in Series D Financing

Having raised a total of $215M, Kin will continue to recruit top talent, expand its product suite, and bring its proprietary technology and DTC model to additional states.

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Kin, a Chicago-based company seeking to simplify home insurance in disaster-prone areas across the country, has announced the $82 million first close of its Series D round, with additional commitments for a second close totaling $18 million. The funding was led by QED Growth (Alexandria, Va.) with participation from returning investors Commerce Ventures, Flourish Ventures, Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (doing its reinsurance business as HSCM Bermuda), Alpha Edison, Allegis NL Capital, Avanta Ventures (venture arm of CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer), and August Capital, and new investors Geodesic Capital and PROOF.VC.

Sean Harper, CEO, Kin Insurance

Kin had raised $133 million in equity funding prior to this round, including a Series C round of $69.2 million announced in mid-2021. The new funding follow’s what Kin characterizes as explosive growth in 2021. DURING Kin says it will use the new funding to continue to recruit top talent across all departments, expand its suite of insurance products, and bring its proprietary technology and direct-to-consumer model to additional states.

“We’re modernizing an industry rife with inefficiency, and we’re doing it with our unmatched ability to move fast and respond to changes in climate, technology, and consumer preferences,” comments Sean Harper, Chief Executive Officer of Kin. “Kin is a force to be reckoned with and this investment will help us extend our lead over legacy competitors that are stuck in the past.”

Kin describes its value proposition as making home insurance more convenient and affordable by cutting out administrative and agent-related expenses. The company says customers receive a direct, frictionless experience through its technology platform, which instantly draws on thousands of data points to evaluate the risk profile of each home and price policies accurately. This is particularly important for homes that are hard to insure, including those that are impacted by severe weather events caused by climate change. Kin, equipped with good algorithms and quality data, can operate in high-risk places and help customers prepare for the worst and recover quickly when it happens.

Greater Simplicity, Highly Customized Experiences

Amias Gerety, Partner, QED Investors.

“Sean and his management team have proven their ability to execute in a challenging environment, replacing archaic models and processes with leading technology and net promoter scores that are double the industry average,” says Amias Gerety, Partner, QED. “Kin was built exactly for the digital world, where people want greater simplicity, highly customized experiences, and the ability for more self-service. This capital will allow Kin to be even more ambitious, expanding their offerings and growing to serve millions of households.”

Kin, which currently operates in Florida, Louisiana and California, says it is poised to launch in several new markets and provide affordable pricing and essential coverage to vastly more people during 2022.

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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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