Novidea secures $30m boost from HarbourVest to revolutionise InsurTech

Novidea has recently announced a significant development in its growth trajectory, securing an additional $30m in funding from HarbourVest Partners.

Novidea has recently announced a significant development in its growth trajectory, securing an additional $30m in funding from HarbourVest Partners.

This injection of capital raises Novidea’s total Series C funding to $80m, with the overall funding reaching the $120m mark.

The recent funding is earmarked for several strategic initiatives aimed at bolstering Novidea’s position in the market. Primarily, the funds will be utilized for organic expansion into new territories to cater to the increasing demand for Novidea’s solutions. Additionally, the investment will facilitate accelerated product innovation and support Novidea’s inorganic growth strategy through strategic acquisitions.

HarbourVest Partners, through its Managing Director, Corentin du Roy, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Novidea. Du Roy highlighted the operational efficiencies delivered by Novidea’s software solution for brokers, which aligns with HarbourVest’s long-standing investment focus on the insurance brokerage sector. This partnership is poised to aid Novidea in scaling its operations internationally.

The demand for digital transformation within the insurance sector cannot be overstated, with technology spending expected to surge by more than 25% by 2026. Novidea is at the forefront of addressing critical challenges faced by the industry, including enhancing data quality, improving digital customer experiences, and streamlining insurance workforce processes. An insightful report released by Novidea earlier this year revealed that 75% of global insurance businesses are planning to overhaul their core technology within the next two years, highlighting a significant opportunity for InsurTech innovations.

Roi Agababa, CEO of Novidea, shared his excitement about the partnership with HarbourVest and the continued support from existing investors. Agababa said, “We are thrilled to welcome HarbourVest as our newest investment partner, along with our existing investors. The insurance sector is at a major inflection point, and we see significant growth potential as more organizations transition away from legacy technology in favor of innovative, modern solutions. With this investment, Novidea will have the resources we need to further refine our product, expand our operations into new territories, and explore the possibilities of making strategic acquisitions in this space.”

Novidea’s cloud-native software platform is designed to enhance operational efficiency and resilience for insurance agents, brokers, MGAs, wholesalers, and specialty insurers. The platform allows for the automation of repetitive processes and provides a superior customer experience. In recent years, Novidea has expanded its global presence, including launches in Southeast Asia and enhancements to its senior leadership team.

The platform’s open API architecture facilitates the modernization of the entire insurance distribution lifecycle, enabling insurers to manage the customer journey comprehensively. Novidea’s platform is celebrated for its operational efficiency and the seamless digital experience it offers to team members and customers alike. With its global reach extending to more than 100 customers across 22 countries, Novidea continues to be recognized for its technological innovation and contribution to the insurance industry.

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