– FRANCE, Paris – Zelros, the industry’s first AI-driven platform dedicated to advancing insurance distribution, today announced the successful close of an $11 Million Series A financing round, led by BGV alongside new participation from ISAI Cap Venture and Plug and Play, bringing the total funding to date to $16.5M.
Historical investors HI INOV, 42CAP, and astorya.vc also participated in the round.
The Zelros AI business platform offers insurers, bancassurers, and policyholders a more efficient, fluid, and personalized way to distribute and receive products and services. The platform continuously learns, adapts, and improves its capabilities in real-time, offering insurance advisors and agents a streamlined and semi-automated experience from product/service needs discovery and sales to underwriting. It also allows insurance providers to offer policyholders fully automated, advisor-free subscription options. This enables incumbent industry leaders to compete with both fast-growth, technology-first insurance startups and tech behemoths heavily investing in insurtech. The company will use the funding to scale operations across Europe and expand into North America, strengthening its leadership position in the insurtech space.
“Digital transformation is fundamentally changing how businesses operate, and with insurtech funding reaching an all-time high of $7.1 billion in 2020, the insurance industry is no exception,” said co-founder and CEO, Christophe Bourguignat.
Following a $5.5 Million seed round of fundraising in 2018, Zelros has experienced two consecutive years of triple-digit revenue growth, expanded its operations across three countries, and grown its team by over 350 percent to 50 employees. In 2020 alone, Zelros software reviewed over 20 million policyholder-specific situations and issued over two million personalized recommendations. The company currently works with 15 of the leading insurance providers in Europe, including BPCE, AXA, Crédit Agricole, MAIF, La Banque Postale, AssurOne, +Simple, across property and casualty (P&C) and life insurance business lines. Zelros also works closely with insurance regulators to promote the usage of fair and transparent AI and has published its own open standard for ethical, enterprise-grade AI to pave the way in this field. Zelros’ co-founder and COO, Damien Philippon, will relocate and launch the company’s Montreal-based North American headquarters in Q3 2021. The company plans to hire five full-time employees at its North American location by the end of the year.
“Zelros is using AI to improve traditional insurance-industry standards and deliver immediate business value and ROI improvements for its customers. Their solution is helping insurance professionals to be more efficient and integrates smoothly into existing workflows while providing transparency on the final recommendation. This is exactly what we look for in the Enterprise 4.0 startups we invest in” said Eric Buatois, general partner, BGV.
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