CPE News (2.16.2023) – Goose Insurance Services has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by Axis Insurance Managers, with participation from Impression Ventures, Real Ventures, and Manchester Story.
Founded by CEO Dejan Mirkovic and Head of Growth Omar Kaywan, Vancouver based Goose is a developer of insurance super-app that makes it easier for consumers to get the right coverage – all happens in seconds, completely self-serve, from a single mobile app.
Goose will use the funding to accelerate the adoption of its consumer-focused insurance super app in Canada and the U.S. through education and awareness initiatives.
photo credit: Goose Insurance Services
Goose, the Insurance Super-App, Closes $4 Million Series A Funding Round
February 16, 2023 07:10 AM Eastern Standard Time
VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Goose Insurance Services announced it closed a $4 million Series A funding round led by Axis Insurance Managers, with participation from Impression Ventures, Real Ventures, and Manchester Story. The Vancouver-based company will use the funding to accelerate the adoption of its consumer-focused insurance super app in Canada and the U.S. through education and awareness initiatives.
Goose has experienced rapid adoption and growth in the past year, doubling its membership base and premiums. Goose members can purchase over 19 different insurance policies across 30 states in the U.S. and 8 provinces in Canada including travel, renters, pet, critical illness, and up to 1 million of term life insurance, all within minutes from the Goose super app.
Goose has expanded its product offerings by working closely with carriers like AIG, IMG, iA Financial Group, TeachersLife, and American Amicable. Goose was also recently appointed a coverholder for Lloyds of London. As a coverholder Goose can build innovative customized insurance solutions for its members and be a leader in insurance product innovation.
“We’re on a mission to make insurance products instantly accessible to the 200 million underserved consumers through our self-serve insurance super app,” states Dejan Mirkovic, Goose’s President and CEO. “Goose offers some of the most affordable life, health, and travel insurance policies in North America.”
Goose has found that coverage gaps exist among certain consumer groups due to lack of education on the need for life insurance and awareness about affordable and accessible insurance options, creating opportunities for further sector growth. According to a 2022 Goose survey of consumers in the U.S. and Canada aged 25-44, 37.6% of U.S and 40.5% of Canadian respondents said they would be more likely to spend $10 a month on streaming subscriptions, and 22.9% of U.S. and 22.6% of Canadian respondents would spend that money on avocado toast compared to the mere 22.5% of U.S. and 21.6% of Canadian respondents who would pay for a life insurance policy.
Alex Meier, Axis’ President and CEO, believes Goose is filling a gap in the market. He states, “Traditional insurance providers tend to focus on middle to high-net-worth customers and larger premium products because of their cost structure. This leaves over 200 million customers with little-to-no access to important insurance protection. Goose’s insurance super app is a game changer for these underserved customers.”
“Impression Ventures was one of the first investors in Goose. We were attracted to Goose because of its app-first strategy,” states Maor Amar, Impression’s Managing Partner. “The average person spends 3.5 hours per day on their mobile phones. So, it’s no surprise that other industries – from personal banking to transportation – have been disrupted by app-first companies. Goose’s disruption of the insurance industry is well underway.”
“There is a big void in the market today for a digital and app-first insurance brand that gives consumers the ability to discover and buy affordable insurance products 24/7 in minutes completely self-serve. Having first invested in Goose in 2020 and seen its unique approach, the team’s ability to execute, and the positive response from customers and insurance partners alike in both Canada and the US, we believe Goose will be a market-leading player in this space and are excited to join the team and our co-investors in this new round of funding,” explains Hamzah Nassif, Real Ventures’ Partner.
Established in 2018, Goose takes the confusing parts out of buying personal insurance in Canada and the United States. Goose makes it easier for consumers to get the right coverage; and it all happens in seconds, completely self-serve, from a single mobile app. For more information about Goose, or to download the app, visit www.gooseinsurance.com.
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