ITC LAS VEGAS CONFERENCE, (Oct. 4, 2021) – Insurtech startup Buddy (https://my.buddy.insure/) today announced expansion beyond on-demand accident insurance for the adventure community into product-agnostic insurance infrastructure for booking, registration, and ticketing. Buddy’s proprietary engine allows platform partners to manage offerings in real-time through Buddy’s interface and partner API. The no-code software means products can be edited or added without coding expertise. The technology gives partners the flexibility to sell a variety of plans, from multiple insurance carriers, for a range of time frames--from seconds to annual plans.
“We started Buddy with a mission to digitize insurance for our friends in the adventure community, making plans available for a range of experiences on any booking engine,” says Charles Merritt, Buddy co-founder and CEO. “Buddy’s enhanced focus on the technical infrastructure of on-demand and embedded insurance enables booking and registration platforms to onboard and manage insurance products in just minutes versus the current standard of weeks or months, without the cost and time of additional coding. This is a game changer for the insurance industry, opening up access to an additional $13 billion in just individual accident premiums in the US alone.”
“Working with Buddy to embed insurance in The Forge’s checkout process was incredibly simple, and our guests can now choose from contextually relevant ways to cover their experiences on-site,” said Byron Bell, General Manager at The Forge Lemont Quarries.
Game changing benefits to the enhanced Buddy software include:
Buddy will be previewing it’s expanded capabilities to an invite-only audience at the ITC Conference on 10/5.
Buddy is based in Richmond, Va., and is an alumnus of Techstars and Plug and Play Accelerators. Buddy was named a 2019 outdoor innovator by Outside Magazine and an insurance innovator to watch by Digital Insurance. Buddy is funded by Atypical Ventures, Sequoia Scout Fund, CIT, Techstars, and Plug and Play, as well as angel investors.
Buddy’s industry transforming Insurance Gateway is the simplest way for software companies to manage and sell insurance products to customers. Built for businesses but designed for developers, Buddy's single, forward-compatible connection enables software companies to offer and manage insurance without costly engineering hours. Buddy is based in Richmond, Va., and is an alumnus of Techstars and Plug and Play Accelerators. Buddy was named a 2019 “Outdoor Innovator” by Outside Magazine and an “Insurance Innovator to Watch” by Digital Insurance. Buddy is funded by Atypical Ventures, Sequoia Scout Fund, CIT, Techstars, and Plug and Play, as well as angel investors.