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Raincost Raises $4.5m In Seed Funding

Raincost Raises $4.5m In Seed Funding

Raincost Raises $4.5m In Seed Funding

Raincost Raises $4.5m In Seed Funding

Start-up firm Raincoat has raised $4.5m in seed funding.

The firm claims that Anthemis led the round, which was also supported by SoftBank Group’s SB Opportunity Fund, Banco Popular, the largest bank in Puerto Rico, Consorcio, 305 Ventures, a Miami-based venture capital firm, and first-check investor Divergent Capital.

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Jonathan González, co-founder and CEO of Raincoat, said: “While fully-automated insurance holds the key to insuring the most vulnerable against ever-more frequent climate disasters, the obstacles to fully implement these programs at scale are incredibly complex. Our team hands off an end to end, fully operational, tailor-made solution that can be embedded in our partner’s existing channels, facilitating their claim response to end users. We gather all industry and local regulations, capacity, science, data and software development to deliver an automated parametric insurance product that covers all the stages of a policy lifecycle.”

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Raincost Raises $4.5m In Seed Funding

Raincost’s climate parametric-based insurance solutions aim to provide financial institutions, governments, and insurers automated, end-to-end products for protecting individuals and small businesses affected by natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. Raincoat develops the infrastructure and capabilities needed to deliver a scalable and automated climate insurance solution that companies and public entities can offer to those who need to be covered and protected in the face of a natural disaster.

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The firm was founded in response to the aftermath of Hurricane María, which struck Puerto Rico in 2017, leaving thousands of homes and businesses severely damaged and millions without power and water for months.

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In June, Raincoat said it was part of a partnership with Cloud to Street (C2S) and Munich Re to roll out an at-scale parametric insurance program.

Raincost Raises $4.5m In Seed Funding

Under the new program in Colombia, insured farmers will receive loan relief based on the magnitude of floods that hinder their abilities to grow their crops and bring them to market.

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Powered by C2S’ industry-leading flood intelligence, the parties sad the collaboration marks the first major success of a flood parametric program created for climate adaption and is intended to eliminate a persistent global coverage gap.


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