AI-powered insurance startup Lemonade scoops $300m for European expansion

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US startup Lemonade has closed a Series D funding round led by SoftBank, raising $300 million to fuel its AI-powered insurance platform’s global expansion.

Allianz, General Catalyst, GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), OurCrowd, and Thrive Capital joined the round, which brings Lemonade’s total funding to date to $480 million.

Founded by tech veterans Daniel Schreiber and Shai Wininger, Lemonade is licensed as a full-stack property and casualty insurance carrier. The company began offering homeowners and renters insurance in New York in late 2016, and is now available for most of the US population.

The firm uses AI and behavioural economics to digitise the insurance process, replacing brokers with bots and machine learning and collecting far more data than traditional carriers to generate

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