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PolicyStreet's Pivot From Marketplace to Co-Underwriting Customised Products; Now Waiting On DITO

Lee Yen Ming, Co-Founder & Group CEO, PolicyStreet

29-Feb-24 10:00

PolicyStreet's Pivot From Marketplace to Co-Underwriting Customised Products; Now Waiting On DITO

Founded in January 2017 by Yen Ming, Wilson Beh and Winnie Chua, PolicyStreet began helping consumers and businesses choose and purchase insurance policies based on their needs and requirements, with the underlying aim of making insurance more affordable, simpler, and transparent.

Fast forward to today, they’re a regional player in the Insurtech space and work with over 40 life, general, and takaful providers globally to offer a comprehensive range of products and services. As of June 2023, PolicyStreet have served over 5 million customers and achieved a sum insured of over US$6 billion (RM27.7 billion) in Malaysia.

They managed to close a US$15.3 million (RM67 million) Series B funding round with Khazanah Nasional Bhd as lead investor last June and earlier this year, the company received the regulatory approval from the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA) to begin its Takaful and Retakaful operations. PolicyStreet is now equipped to reinsure and underwrite Takaful products, providing Syariah-compliant insurance solutions.

Venturing from insurance marketplace platform to financial advisory business, now co-creating and underwriting insurance products, on this episode of Open For Business, we learn about PolicyStreet's journey as a Malaysian Insurtech company over the last 7 years. Diving deeper into how they’re tackling the insurance industry while working with agents and incumbents, exploring what they're looking for in potential strategic partnerships with Khazanah's non-monetary value, and much more.

Produced by: Roshan Kanesan

Presented by: Roshan Kanesan

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Tags:  ofbbb2023Tech in SEAVenture Capital-backedVC backedKhazanah-backedinsurance productsDITOdigital takafulmade in malaysiatech in Malaysiafintechinsurtechinsurancetakafuldigital insurance

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