Getsafe overview

Getsafe is a data-driven mobile platform offering contents insurance. Initially launched as a digital insurance broker, it has since pivoted to a direct to digital consumer insurance offering (its brokerage business was sold to Verivox).

Through Getsafe’s intuitive app, users are - first and foremost - able to scan the market and create personalised coverage in just 5 minutes. Once purchased, customers can alter their coverage to meet changing demands, generate real-time reports and regular price comparisons, and file a claim. Finally, users can plainly see their contribution and any leftover premiums are filtered into their chosen charity, rather than pocketed by the company.

In its first 5-years Getsafe served over 60,000 customers, and designed its own insurance platform, CARL, and insurance chatbot, CARLA. After its latest funding round - a Series A to the tune of $17m - the company revealed the capital would be used to aid its European expansion efforts. Getsafe also plans to grow its team from the current 50 employees to more than 100. The recruitment drive will span customer care, software development and data science. The startup also plans to raise further funds over the next twelve months.

In 2018, the startup revealed it had sold the digital broker side of the business to Verivox Holdings, and planned to use the money made from the deal to further their offering and expand into international markets.

The following year, the Heidelberg-based firm announced its plans on a home contents insurance offering catering specifically to millennials.

In January 2020 Getsafe partnered with Hiscox to launch its gadget insurance through an independent British subsidiary in the UK.

The company applied for an insurance license from the financial regulator in April 2020.

In June 2020 Getsafe partnered with Quotezone, the UK insurance comparison site. Quotezone is the first UK aggregator partner for the German startup.

In December 2020 Getsafe raised a $30m Series B round, led by Swiss Re. Getsafe stated it would extend the funding into the first half of 2021, ahead of it launching products on its own insurance license.

Map showing the location of Getsafe

Heidelberg, Germany

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Key people

Christian Siegele Board Member
Thorben Rothe Board Observer
Oliver Roskopf Board Member
Frank Seehaus Board Observer
Muhyddin Suleiman CSO
Patrick Meisberger Board Member
Christian Wiens Co-Founder and CEO
Marius Blaesing CTO and co-founder
Sascha Wolf CPO
Jannik Fahlisch Head of Partnerships
Alexander Grimm COO
Dominik Alvermann Board Observer
Catherine Schabert HR-Manager
Daniel Treiber CFO
Claire-Michelle Sévin VP Product
Christian Nagel Board Member
Andre Retterath Board Observer