Hi Marley Closes $8 Million Series A1 Preferred Financing to Accelerate Go-to-Market and Product Expansion
BOSTON, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hi Marley, the leading communication platform built for insurance, announced it has closed an $8 million A1 round, bringing its total financing to $18.6 Million. The new funding was led by True Ventures and Underscore VC, along with Bain Capital Ventures and Greenspring Associates. The round will be used for building upon Hi Marley's market-leading insurance focused conversational messaging product and increasing customer engagement.
Hi Marley is an intelligent, text-based messaging platform that helps insurers and their partners seamlessly connect with customers the way they prefer to communicate, and simplify transactions across claims, service and underwriting. Hi Marley is also enabling new use cases around customer engagement and retention. This includes two-way mass-communication to support announcements related to the pandemic, such as notifying customers of premium relief credits and billing options.
"We value the existing partnership with Underscore VC and True Ventures and welcome our new partners at Bain Capital Ventures and Greenspring," said Mike Greene, Founder and CEO of Hi Marley. "We're grateful to have investors who appreciate the insurance industry and are aligned with the purpose and vision we share with our innovative customers."
Hi Marley's new round will support:
"Boston is filled with passionate, creative founders and Hi Marley is no exception," said Lily Lyman, Partner at Underscore VC. "Their focus on innovation within the insurance industry will have dramatic, positive effects on insurance companies and their customers, and Uderscore is excited to have been on this journey with Hi Marley from its earliest stage."
"Hi Marley is solving a fundamental problem with the way insurance carriers interact with their insureds," said Puneet Agarwal, partner at True Ventures. "The deep industry expertise of the Hi Marley team combined with their aspiration to change the way people experience and think about insurance makes it the type of market-changing company with whom we're excited to partner and proud to back."
Since launching in mid-2017, Hi Marley has earned the trust of some of the country's leading and most innovative insurers including American Family and Plymouth Rock. According to Mary Boyd, President and CEO, Plymouth Rock Assurance "The Hi Marley platform is helping our insurance business level-up to, and even exceed, the expectations of our customers that are used to mobile-enabled experience in most other aspects of their life. Combining Hi Marley's technology and the Plymouth Rock brand of uniquely human service, we are delivering proof that by meeting customers where they are and offering satisfying service, we can build a stronger business."
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