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Cover Genius
Cover Genius
Cover Genius' insurance distribution platform XCover is used by the worlds largest e-commerce companies.

Cover Genius is one of the fastest growing insurtechs globally and ranked #1 by the Financial Times as the fastest growing company in Asia Pacific in 2020. Our partners, including Booking.com, the largest travel company globally, Shipstation, Automatrix, AXS, eBay and many more utilize Cover Genius to sell millions of policies per year in the 60+ countries and 50 US States where Cover Genius is licensed. as an MGA or carrier.

Award-winning technologies include XCover, a distribution platform providing coverage for any line of insurance in any country, language and currency. XCover was developed after the early success of Rental Cover in the mobility space. Underpinned by our global insurance licensing framework and a capability to make customers central insurance experience, the two platforms protect millions of customers per year.

Claims are handled by XClaim, our API for real-time payment of approved claims. It handles tens of thousands of instant claim payments in 90+ currencies via bank transfer, and it also allows partners to choose to remit via store credits, e-wallet and card top-ups.

The Team

Angus McDonald

Co-Founder & CEO

Chris Bayley

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer

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