Socotra to Expand in Europe

The vendor is targeting European expansion for its global growth strategy, meeting accelerated demand for its API-driven, cloud technology in U.K., DACH, France and other territories.

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Socotra (Austin, Texas), a cloud-native, API-driven core platform for insurance, has announced that it will undertake a major drive into the European insurance markets, with an initial focus on the U.K., D.A.C.H., France, and others territories, following strong growth in 2022, including a 71 percent revenue increase, a 75 percent growth in customers, and a 117 percent YoY increase in policies managed on its SaaS platform.

Socotra says it sees a great need in these markets as insurers, such as Socotra clients AXA (Paris) and MS Amlin (London), increasingly realise the need for API-driven, cloud-first technologies that accelerate product launches, offer flexibility, and reduce IT expenses. Socotra describes its Connected Core as offering insurers the power and flexibility to launch any insurance product via any distribution channel.

The vendor notes that its products can be easily localized for any geography, including regulations, currency, date and address formats, and more. With Socotra App MarketPlace, the vendor says insurers gain instant access to industry-leading software and data providers through a simple click-to-run experience. App MarketPlace is available today to all Socotra customers, at no additional cost.

Greatly Increasing Investments in Europe and Hiring Top Talent

Dan Woods, Founder and CEO, Socotra.

“Today, many insurers are profoundly impaired by legacy technologies, and it is our mission to make high-quality technology available to all insurers, everywhere,” comment Dan Woods, Founder and CEO, Socotra. “We are greatly increasing our investments in Europe and hiring top talent on the ground. Our major push into the UK and European Union continues our commitment to helping insurers thrive around the world.

“Our first customer in Europe was in 2017, and since then we’ve made steady progress throughout Europe,” adds Wood. We are seeing increasing demand for technologies like Socotra that are fast, flexible, cost-effective, and mature.”

Founded in 2014 and based in Austin, Texas, Socotra employs specialists in Europe, including sales, support, implementation, and engineering. The company plans to continue growing headcount in Europe and is bringing together insurance and technology leaders at its Socotra Connected PlatForum in London on 28 February 2023, as well as presenting and exhibiting at Booth P7 at Insurtech Insights Europe on 1-2 March 2023.

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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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