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Big Announcements

Learn about our product launches, funding rounds, and awards.

9.17.20: Kin Partners with Kangaroo to Offer Policyholders Home Security Systems

8.13.20: Kin Insurance Closes $35 Million Series B Including Second Investment from UChicago

8.13.20: Home Insurtech Startup Kin Raises $35M, Plans to Hire 100 People

8.13.20: Insurance Startup Kin Raises Another $35 Million

3.10.20: Kin Named One of Fast Company's 10 Most Innovative Finance Companies of 2020

3.10.20: Kin Recognized as One of America's Best Startup Employers by Forbes + Statista

2.26.20: Kin Named One of Tracxn's Top Emerging Internet First Insurance Startups 2020

2.4.20: Crain's 2020 Notable Leaders in HR Includes Kin's Own Allison O'Brien, Head of People 

1.22.20: Reinsurance News: Kin Targets Florida Homeowners with New Flood Solution

1.22.20: Insurance Insider: InsurTech Kin targets ‘clunky’ NFIP as it enters Florida flood market

1.21.20: Business Observer: Kin Insurance Offers Flood Coverage to Florida

1.2.20: Built In Chicago: Kin Named One of the Best Small Companies to Work For

12.5.19: Reinsurance News: Florida AoB Reforms Prompt Homeowners Discounts from Kin Insurance

12.4.19: Business Insider: Kin Gives Floridians New Insurance Discounts Following Passage of Assignment of Benefits Bill

11.18.19: Chicago Inno: 15 Chicago Tech Companies Are Bringing 2,000 Jobs to the City by 2021

11.18.19: The St. Pete Catalyst: Insuretech startup Kin taps St. Pete talent pool, culture

11.13.19: FinTech Global: Kin Insurance Launches Mobile Home Insurance in Florida

8.30.19: UChicago News: UChicago Invests $500,000 in Startup Helping Insure Disaster-Ridden Regions

8.27.19: VentureBeat: Kin raises $47 million and launches homeowner insurance carrier in disaster-prone areas

8.27.19: Chicago Inno: Kin Raises $47M to Launch Own Insurance Carrier in Florida

8.27.19: Crain's Chicago Business: Insurance startup raises $47 million

8.27.19: Built In Chicago: Kin Insurance Raises $47M to Double Its Team, Underwrite Policies

2.12.19: Crain's Chicago Business: Online insurance startup opens Loop HQ

5.5.18: Crain’s Chicago: Insurance startup Kin Raises $13 million

3.6.18: Built in Chicago: Kin's $13M Round Will Fuel National Expansion

8.1.17: Built in Chicago: Kin Raises $4M to Bring Homeowners Insurance to the Digital Age

8.1.17: TechCrunch: With $4 Million in Funding, Kin Wants to Change How Homeowners Get Insured

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Kin in the Spotlight

Check out our profiles, features, reviews, mentions, and more.

9.14.20: Property Casualty 360: Who's Using What in P&C Insurance

8.24.20: Investors Back Startups for Commercial Auto, Climate Risk, High Risk Homes

6.30.20: OZY: Why Insurers Are Daring to Run at Even Bigger Risks  

3.27.20: Authority Magazine: Sean Harper CEO of Kin: “To develop resilience ask someone for something, even if you think they will say no”

3.18.20: The Zebra: Kin Insurance Review 2020: Discounts & Complaints

3.13.20: FinTech Magazine Ranks Kin #2 in Top 10 Cutting-Edge Home and Rental Insurtechs

3.11.20: Chicago Bootcamps Names Kin among Top Chicago Startups to Watch in 2020

2.19.20: Benzinga: Kin Insurance Review

2.14.19: Reviews.com: Guide to Top Digital Insurance Companies

2.12.20: NS Insurance: Five Managing General Agents Choosing to Carry Their Own Risk

2.10.20: Forbes: 10 Startups Leading The Way In Customer Experience

1.30.20: Florida Business Daily: More Than a Dozen Florida Insurers at Risk of Financial Stability Rating Downgrade

1.27.19: Business Insider: Insurtech Disrupters: Here's What Full-Stack Insurtechs Are Doing to Beat Incumbents

1.2.20: American Inno: 12 Biggest Chicago Startup Fundings of 2019

12.27.19: Inc.: 25 Tech Predictions for 2020

12.18.19: Business Insider: These Are the Biggest Fintech Winners of 2019

12.16.19: ITA Spotlight: Kin Insurance

12.11.19: S&P Global Market Intelligence: Fraction of Liquidating Insurer's Policies Expected to Remain in Fla.'s Citizens

12.6.19: Business Insider: Insurtech Disruptors Report

12.5.19: Chart Attack: Reasons Insurance Companies Want You to Have a Smart Home

12.3.19: Forbes: Which Insurtech Distribution Model Gets It Right?

11.30.19: Dealmakers Podcast: They Went From Coffee Shop Entrepreneurs To Raising Over $60 Million To Change How Homeowners Get Insured

11.26.19: Insurance Journal: Kin CEO Harper Sees No Need for an App

11.25.19: Clark.com: 6 Things to Know about Kin Insurance

10.22.19: AM BestTV: New Carriers and MGAs, Risk Capital Fuel Insurtech Progress

10.13.19: FinTech Global Names Kin Insurance among Insurtech 100 2019

9.18.19: Insurance Journal: Insurtechs Poised to Challenge Traditional Home Insurers: J.D. Power

6.7.19: Built in Chicago: Trending Tactics: What 9 Chicago Tech Companies Do to Stay Inventive

4.17.19: Chicago Inno: How Will Chicago’s New Mayor Lori Lightfoot Approach Tech?

3.27.19: Chicago Inno: Facing Legacy Insurance Giants, Chicago Upstart Kin Gains Popularity With Homeowners

3.26.19: Imagineer: On the Move: Some entrepreneurs are leaving the coasts to be part of the "Rise of the Rest"

1.4.19: Stacking Benjamins: Our 2019 Magic Eight Ball Predictions

12.20.18: Apartment Therapy: These 7 Easily Forgotten Home Maintenance Tasks Could Save You $1,000s

12.17.18: MoneyTips: 8 Quick Fixes for a Safer Home This Holiday Season

12.9.18: Finsmes: Ten Startups Changing The Insurance Industry in USA

11.29.18: VentureBeat: 5 startup trends that shaped the Midwest in 2018

10.24.18: Digital Insurance: Home Insurtech Kin Has Ambitious Growth Plans

10.15.18: Intelligent Insurer: Kin Makes the InsurTech 100 Global List

10.4.18: Clark.com Profiles Kin

10.2.18: Atlanta Inno: Chicago Insurtech Startup Expands to Georgia for Tailored Insurance Quotes

9.26.18: House Method: Are You Adequately Insured? Here Are 16 Items Not Covered by Home Insurance

8.31.18: CheatSheet: Dangerous Misconceptions People Have about Flood Insurance

8.3.18: Technori: The First Startup to Do Insurance the Right Way

2.9.18: Crain’s Chicago: Meet Allstate's Newest Challengers

2.5.18: Technori: Chicago Tech Can Grow if Small Thinking Gets Dumped

1.8.18: Tandon Group: Portfolio Company Spotlight: Kin

1.1.18: Built In Chicago: 50 Startups to Watch

8.23.17: Built in Chicago: 5 Chicago Tech Companies Redefining the Insurance Industry

8.7.17: WGN Radio: Sean Harper from Kin: Simplifying Homeowners Insurance

7.27.17: Omidyar Network: Why We Invested: Kin Insurance

7.24.17: The Wall Street Journal: Insurance-Tech Startup Dollars Leap

4.24.17: Built in Chicago: Why a Team of Local Fintech Veterans Is Taking on the $100B Homeowners Insurance Market

11.1.17: Chicago Inno: Chicago’s Insure-Tech Boom Could Shift an Age-Old Industry

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Thought Leadership

Learn about what makes us tick through our contributed articles and interviews.

7.28.20: Forbes: The Importance of Humans in Fintech

6.23.20: PropertyCasualty360: Verified Inspections Can Help Insurers with Hurricane Season in the COVID Era

6.1.20: Built In Chicago: The Search Ends Here: 7 Companies Hiring in Chicago

5.28.20: Forbes: How to Sell Value to Price-Sensitive Customers

4.24.20: Forbes: The Counterintuitive Advantage of a Beginner's Mindset

4.2.20: The Real Estate Innovators: Building A Better Kind of Insurance Company with Sean Harper, Co- Founder at Kin Insurance

3.27.20: Authority Magazine: Sean Harper CEO of Kin: “To develop resilience ask someone for something, even if you think they will say no”

3.26.20: Built In Chicago: The Lessons 5 Founders Learned Going From Startup to Growth Company 

3.25.20: A Beginner's Mind Dreams Bigger

3.24.20: Forbes: How Startups Can Win with Granular Data

3.24.20: PropertyCasualty360: Looking Beyond Recent Hurricane Seasons

3.14.20: The Tech Talk Daily: The Insurtech Startup Story Behind Kin Insurance

3.5.20: Thrive Global: How Companies Identify Talent, with Allison O’Brien & Kage Spatz

3.2.20: Forbes: Why Your Brand Probably Doesn't Need an App

2.21.20: Insurance Innovators: Blake Konrardy on the Insurtech Ecosystem in the US

2.21.20: Insurance CIO Outlook: Agents: Ignore the Tech Wave at Your Own Risk

2.21.20: Money Savage: Climate Change and Insurance with Sean Harper

2.18.20: On Point with Peter van Aartrijk: Startup Home Insurer Targets “Unhappy People”

2.6.20: Insurance Companies Should Embrace Their Roots in Technology. Here’s How We’re Doing It

2.5.20: Money Matters Top Tips: Adam Torres Interviews Sean Harper, Co-Founder at Kin Insurance

2.4.20: Forbes: How Vertical Integration Prevents Existential Threats to Your Business

1.21.20: Financial Survival Network: Not Your Grandfather's Insurance Company with Sean Harper

1.13.20: How to Win the Hearts of Insurance Customers

1.2.20: Customer Acquisition: The Most Important Lever for Disruption

12.17.19: Solving a Meaningful Problem: An Oral History of How We Launched Mobile Home Insurance in a Week

12.6.19: FNO Insurtech: An Interview with Kin Insurance Co-Founder Sean Harper

11.18.19: Forbes: In the Era of Customer Experience, Chatbots Don't Always Pay

10.29.19: Fewer States Is Better: Why We Specialize First

10.23.19: Forbes: The Case for Concentrated Growth

9.19.19: Forbes: May the Best Ideas Win

8.27.19: Forbes: Ethical Sharks: The Secret To Building A Sales Powerhouse

7.12.19: Forbes: 14 Things To Do If It Looks Like An Employee Has Reached Their Limits

6.20.19: Entrepreneur: Could You, Should You, Would You: Questions for Hiring Corporate Misfits

5.30.19: Forbes: In Hyper-Growth Mode? How To Get The Most From Your Teams

5.20.19: Forbes: Why Cross-Functional Teams Solve Problems Best

5.7.19: Forbes: The Limits Of Being Awesome In A Highly Regulated Industry

4.11.19: Clutch: Nearly 90% of People Prefer Speaking to a Live Customer Service Agent on the Phone

1.25.19: Forbes: Eliminating The Hidden Costs Of 'Saving' On Customer Support

1.17.19: Midwest Startups: It’s Time for Home Insurance to Join the 21st Century

1.8.19: PropertyCasualty360: Insurers: Don't wait for something bad to happen to show up

12.10.19: PropertyCasualty360: Five Technologies Changing Claims

11.21.18: Insurance Thought Leadership: Here Is How to Make Flood Insurance Work

11.21.18: American Association of Insurance Services: Kin Insurance's Sean Harper Shares Insights on the Biggest Opportunities for Homeowners Insurance

11.15.18: Inc.: How to Be a 24/7 Company Without Burning Out Your Employees

10.18.18: Forbes: How to Win with Transparency

10.1.18: Forbes: 12 Late-Stage Interview Faux Pas That Could Cost You The Job

9.24.18: Insurance Nerds: Profiles in Risk

9.19.18: Forbes: How Data Allows You to Create Tailor-Made Customer Experiences

9.10.18: Influencive: Low Team Morale? 11 Ways to Get Your Staff Back on Track

8.29.18: Forbes: How Solving Real Problems Is a Competitive Advantage in Today's World

8.23.18: Insurance Innovators Unscripted Podcast

8.21.18: Insurance Nerds: When It Comes to User Experience… The Customer Is Always Right

7.21.18: Small Business Trends: 15 Must-Reads Small Business Owners Can Choose from This Summer

7.18.18: Forbes: Reminder: Capitalism Is Supposed to Benefit Customers

7.16.18: GeekEstateBlog: Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Sean Harper from Kin

6.14.18: Inc.: Let the Person With the Most Information Make the Decision

5.18.18: Forbes: How to Successfully Identify Problems Worth Solving

3.4.18: Inc.: Why We Don’t Try to Engage Our Customers

2.13.18: The Unsexy Startup: Why the Real Magic Is in the Unsexy with Cofounder & CEO of Kin Sean Harper

1.30.18: Forbes: How New Entrepreneurs Can Tackle a Behemoth Industry with Few Resources

1.16.18: Bootstrapping in America

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