The financing round comprised of the issuance of new shares, the conversion of a convertible loan into equity (in case of UNIQA Ventures GmbH) and a secondary share purchase from an existing shareholder.
"We are glad that we were able to support bsurance in securing a considerable financing amount from two reputable investors at such early stage of the company," explained Schoenherr partner Thomas Kulnigg who heads the firm's start-up and venture capital service. Kulnigg added: "By assisting bsurance throughout this Series-A financing we add another start-up transaction to our strong track record."
Founded in November 2017, bsurance specialises in B2B2C business models in the insurance sector. The start-up focuses on the implementation of tailor-made insurance products directly into the sales channels of companies with a large client base or transactions. The Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) industry conference has recently ranked bsurance among the top 100 most promising insurtech start-ups in Europe.
The already existing strategic partnerships with UNIQA Insurance Group AG and Munich Re demonstrate bsurance's promising position in the insurance landscape. The Series-A financing will allow the company to advance its expansion in Europe.
The Schoenherr team advising on this transaction consisted of Thomas Kulnigg (partner, corporate/m&a), Clemens Gaugusch (associate, corporate/m&a), Sascha Smets (associate, corporate/m&a) and Maximilian Nutz (associate, corporate/m&a).