Onsurity Secures $24 Million in Series B Funding from International Finance Corporation, Nexus Venture Partners, and Quona Capital
9th October 2023, Bengaluru: Onsurity, India’s first SME-focused monthly subscription-led employee healthcare benefits provider, has raised $24 million in Series B funding. The round is led by International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest global development institution. Additionally, existing investors Nexus Venture Partners and Quona Capital also participated in the round.
The insurtech start-up will utilise this funding to work with its insurance partners to facilitate an unparalleled claims experience for its members by co-creating a technology solution to drive a seamless and transparent journey. This initiative is particularly geared towards eliminating prolonged waiting periods and uncertainties typically associated with claims. This will ensure that all members experience a fully digital, transparent, and efficient benefits utilisation journey that is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Additionally, these funds will bolster the company’s overarching vision to forge partnerships with 50,000+ companies and provide coverage to over 5 million lives by 2026. A portion of this funding will also be allocated towards the company’s efforts to charting its path to profitability.
Speaking on the milestone, Yogesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, Onsurity said, “We are immensely proud of reaching this milestone. Our goal has always been to revolutionise employee healthcare benefits, making them accessible and user-friendly for India’s SMEs. With the strong support of IFC, Nexus Venture Partners, and Quona Capital, we will further intensify our efforts in scaling our tech-based platform which will enable us to extend insurance coverage to a larger spectrum of SMEs, ensuring a comprehensive safety net for their operations.”
Kulin Shah, Co-founder and COO, Onsurity said, “India’s SMEs stand at the threshold of a transformative era. The fresh infusion of funds will supercharge our mission to broaden our product offerings by crafting one of the finest tech-led distribution stacks in the industry. It underscores our commitment to shaping innovative partnerships, exploring new geographies, and penetrating underserved customer segments.”
In August, Onsurity became the fastest new-age insurtech to serve a million lives. The company’s reach spans across 5,000+ businesses, leaving an impact on SMEs in 26 Indian states and 3 union territories. It’s noteworthy that over 80% of businesses purchasing healthcare memberships from Onsurity have ventured into employee healthcare for the first time.
“The availability of insurance coverage is vital for economic risk management and bolstering social security. Our recent funding underscores our dedication to a technology platform that improves accessibility of employer-sponsored health insurance services,” said Wendy Werner, IFC Country Head, India. “Out-of-pocket healthcare expenses can be a significant burden for employees of SMEs. Health insurance helps SMEs manage their expenses while supporting their employees.”
With the mission of making healthcare benefits accessible to India’s ‘missing middle’, Onsurity has catered to a spectrum of companies, ranging from small teams of 3 to established businesses with over 1,000 employees. From covering business executives and start-up employees to gig workers and their dependents, the company boasts of a diverse and inclusive member base. More than half of Onsurity’s members are blue-collar workers, and close to 40% hail from tier II and tier III cities.
Anup Gupta and Anand Datta of Nexus Venture Partners have brought a wealth of experience and strategic acumen to Onsurity’s board. Ganesh Rengaswamy and Sheena Jain of Quona Capital have been an invaluable guiding force in this journey, given Quona’s deep expertise in fintech and having seen similar insurtech businesses in other emerging markets.
The company, through its subsidiary, offers an array of crucial business products, including Cyber insurance, D&O liability insurance, Commercial General Liability insurance, among others under Onsurity Plus. These offerings are designed to provide comprehensive coverage and support SMEs in navigating the complexities of modern risks and challenges.