South Africa's Naked Insurance secures $2.2M in follow-on funding


Naked Insurance, an insurtech startup, has announced that it secured R30 million (~$2,200,000) in funding. The amount came from existing founder-investors, Yellowwoods and Hollard.

"After [we] successfully met key milestones, founder investors, Yellowwoods and Hollard, have invested a further R30 million," wrote Naked Insurance.

Naked will use the funding to grow its team and ramp up customer acquisitions. They will also be looking to expand into new short-term insurance product categories.

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Founded in 2016 by actuaries Thomson, Sumarie Greybe, and Ernest North, Naked raised R20M (~$1.4 million) last year from both Yellowwoods and Hollard Insurance. This thus brings the total funding raised to date to at least $3.6 million.

The Johannesburg-based startup uses AI and automation to lower insurance costs. They also "put customers in control of their insurance experience, reduce fraud and enhance insurance as a social good".

"Customers can go online and get a final car insurance quote in less than 90 seconds without speaking to a contact centre agent."

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