Slipcase reboots after £1m investment - FREE

Slipcase reboots after £1m investment - FREE

SlipcaseReinsurance business media platform Slipcase has launched its new website for brokers, insurers and service providers, following a £1m software investment.

It received the recent investment injection in June 2015 from specialist B2B software house Everlution, meaning Slipcase could move off its rented website and onto a bespoke development.

The technology startup has moved away from its social media origins, away from sharing towards media aggregation.

Slipcase founder and former Lloyd’s broker, Alex Hearn, said: “Having listened to our user-base, we have moved away from the social networking capabilities and focused back around our simple mission statement: to better communicate the industries depth and breadth of news and thought leadership. Slipcase is not a social media, it is a business media.”

A dedicated mobile app is also scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2016 for both iOS and Android devices.

Slipcase is unusual as a social media platform used solely by the re/insurance industry.

“The opportunity was clear for us to invest in what is a pioneering concept not only in the re/insurance sector, but also across other industry verticals looking for better ways to distribute and consume industry specific news and thought leadership," said Sam Rickett, CEO at Everlution software and chief technology officer at Slipcase.

Slipcase hosts pages for organisations including Hiscox, Guy Carpenter, AIG, Willis Towers Watson, Amlin, Beazley, MSIG at Lloyd’s, Barbican, Gen Re and Reactions news.

“Members from the technology, investment banking, legal and food industries have already expressed interest in duplicates of the new Slipcase platform,” added Rickett.

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