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Buckle Named a Most Innovative Insurtech Startup

JERSEY CITY, NJ – June 15, 2022 –  Buckle, the digital financial services company building auto insurance products for gig drivers, has been named to the first annual Insurtech 50 list by CB Insights. This list showcases the most promising private insurtech companies across the globe.

The research team at CB Insights selected Buckle from a pool of over 2,000 companies based on factors including R&D activity, market potential, business relationships, investor profile, news sentiment analysis, competitive landscape, team strength, tech novelty, and more.

“We are thrilled that Buckle is being recognized for reimagining and rebuilding the insurance value chain. Through our insurance offering, we are able to partner with rideshare companies, delivery platforms, and Managing General Agents (MGAs) to broadly support the gig economy,” said Marty Young, CEO and co-founder of Buckle. “We are pleased to advocate for drivers, meet them at their preferred point-of-sale, and offer them access to auto insurance services that help them succeed. We also provide drivers member benefits that help them do their job better.”

“The companies in our inaugural Insurtech 50 have built and harnessed new technologies to improve all aspects of the insurance value chain, from customer acquisition to underwriting and claims for a variety of different insurance products,” said Brian Lee, SVP of CB Insights’ Intelligence Unit. “Together they are accelerating innovation across an industry that directly impacts human health and well-being.”

In addition to its insurance-as-a-service offerings, Buckle offers gig auto policies that combine the key coverage features of both a commercial and personal auto policy, providing members with critical coverage for them to operate with both business-type exposures and also as an individual simply driving their vehicle for personal use. Buckle’s policies close gaps in coverage based on the specific differences of each rideshare or delivery company while also avoiding potentially costly duplications in coverage.

Unlike most companies, Buckle does not have a flat surcharge for customers participating in the gig economy. The company also does not use a driver’s credit score to evaluate its gig auto insurance. This can provide savings for rideshare and delivery drivers who may be penalized due to their credit.  

In addition, because a significant number of gig drivers are non-standard, Buckle has strategic partnerships with select MGAs to provide both non-standard auto and gig policy solutions through their extensive agency networks.

For more information, go to www.buckleup.com.

About Buckle

Buckle is the digital financial services company providing insurance solutions for the gig industry. Serving the vital, rising middle class, Buckle protects drivers covering personal, rideshare, and delivery driving for leading companies including Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Gopuff, Instacart, Amazon Flex, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Favor, among others. The company also offers insurance solutions for select partners. Buckle has received awards for 2022 including Best of Insurance, a Fastest Growing Company, Best Tech Startup, and more. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and www.buckleup.com.

About CB Insights

CB Insights builds software that enables the world's best companies to discover, understand, and make technology decisions with confidence. By marrying data, expert insights, and work management tools, clients manage their end-to-end technology decision-making process on CB Insights. To learn more, please visit www.cbinsights.com.

Media Contacts:

Buckle

Erica Netzley and Jenny Love

(726) 262-5969

media@buckleup.com

CB Insights

press@cbinsights.com

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