The following startup list was provided by "Nikkei FinTech database 2017-2018 publication (Nikkei BP company)" and translated by Fintech Association of Japan(FAJ). Some members of Fintech Association of Japan(FAJ) are included. (These information are as of the end of March 2017.)
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Insurance(11)

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  • 1 d.a.t. Inc.

    URL
    http://www.dat.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    d.a.t. provides consultation and support for operational structures based on data analysis, and operates a business contracting service. In particular, the company provides reviews of member stores, monitoring projects, a credit limit platform, as well as payment and any other financial-related consulting. In particular, the company can provide for the logistic and structural needs of client corporations by using on their own statistical mapping techniques and technical know-how of credit limits to create a cloud-style credit limit model.
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  • 2 Gardenssi

    URL
    http://www.gardenssi.com/
    Service/Product
    Insurance for dogs and cats
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Gardenssi provides petty-sum health insurance for dogs and cats, called Inu and Neko no Hoken (Insurance for dogs and cats). The company provides 3 plans launched in Japan for the first time: a Gold plan which covers only veterinary visits, a Pearl Plan that covers surgery, and a Platinum plan for veterinary visits, surgery, and the cost of commuting to the hospital. Customers can choose their preferred plan based on their pet's needs.
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  • 3 Smart Drive

    URL
    http://www.smartdrive.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Drive on, Drive Ops
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 600 million/Seed
    Investor
    ANRI, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), AXA Direct
    Description
    Smart Drive provides an IoT analytic service, called Drive On, to diagnosis driving skills easily, and to provides vehicle management supporting a security driving device service with its service Drive Ops. The company collects information about various cars and sends it to a smartphone by Bluetooth. All the information from Drive On and Drive Ops is visualized, and the company creates scores each time, based on the driving pattern algorithm. In the future, it will be possible to adjust the price for car insurance each month. The company has, since April 2015, begun planning to develop such a product in collaboration with Axa Direct Co. The new service was adopted to a new business support program hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, called I-Challenge.
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  • 4 Toyro Inc.

    URL
    http://toyro.net/
    Service/Product
    INSNEXT
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Toyro operates an insurance comparison website, Insnext, based on life plan simulation. Insnext helps users find the most suitable insurance after entering data on over 40 categories such as income, expenses such as children’s education and car purchases, and mortgage purchases, to calculate estimated expenses and potential risk for the future. Depending on the results of the simulation test, the website provides information on the best insurances within categories such as term insurance, income guarantee insurance, and cancer insurance. On top of that, it also calculates risk in case customers become sick, as well as the risk of death.
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  • 5 NIHON HIYO HOSHO SSI inc.

    URL
    http://www.nihiho.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Rescure Insurance
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Nihon Hiyo Hosho SSI inc. provides rescue insurance to support payments for searching in case you get lost during outdoor activities. In recent years, the number of alpine accidents has increased, and the company provides rescue insurance for an annual payment JPY 4000 to secure the safety of people during outdoor activities.
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  • 6 Blue Ocean Systems Co.

    URL
    http://hoken-navit.com/
    Service/Product
    Insurance Navit
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Blue Ocean Systems operates a life insurance comparison search system, called Hoken Nabit. The system was developed for insurance sales representatives, as it can provide immediate data on 21 companies and their reimbursement systems when their clients cancel their plans, enabling efficient comparisons in a short time. Compared to exsisting systems, it can provide simply and for less cost, since it eliminates unneccesary information and misoperation.
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  • 7 PREMIER-SSI Inc.

    URL
    http://premier-ssi.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Freesellect, Room's insurance for house
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    PREMIER-SSI Inc. provides a life insurance service, Free Select, in which clients can chose guarantees, and a household belongings insurance for renters called Room's Home Insurance. Free Select can be combined with 5 different types of insurance including death/severe disability insurance, accidental death/dismemberment insurance, disease/disaster hospitalization guarantees, diseases/accidental surgery guarantees, and temporary financial support for special diseases diagnosis. The services covers people up to the age of 85 years. The Room's Home Insurance guarantees household belongings from damage from fire, disasters, and other accident such as water leakage.
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  • 8 Pet Best Japan Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.petsbest.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Medical Insurance for Pet, Accident Insurance for Pet
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Pets Best provides health insurance and accident insurance for pets. The annual cost for the accident insurance, which cover injuries to pets, is JPY 16,000. There are 2 types of the health insurance, based on payment amount, a Basic plan and an Accident plan, so that pet owners can choose the best health insurance for them based on their pets Eneeds.
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  • 9 Hoken Buffet

    URL
    http://www.hoken-buffet.jp/
    Service/Product
    Hoken Buffet
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Hoken Buffet operates a consultation service on insurance. The company's services include the operation of a free insurance consulting website, Hoken’s Buffet (Insurance’s Buffet), and a free consultation from professional financial planners, as well as marketing consultation on life insurance. The company is growing rapidly.
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  • 10 Hoken All

    URL
    http://hoken-all.co.jp
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Hoken All is a company that operates life insurance and damage insurance placement agency businesses, as well as a call center, a temporary-employment agency, and an HR employment placement service. For its insurance businesses, the company provides an insurance comparison on its website based on its clients' needs, as well as consultation over the phone or on a visit. Additionally, the service collects information on health insurance and compares, reviews, and aggregates all the information. This aspect of the business, as an online health insurance information providor, targets people who don't have time.
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  • 11 Wco-Kyosai

    URL
    http://www.wco-kyousai.com
    Service/Product
    Wco-Kyosai
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 33 million
    Investor
    Kanagawa Coworkers' Collective Union, Co.op Union Kawagawa, SEIKATSU-CLUB, Seikatau-Club Mutual Aid Union
    Description
    Wco-Kyosai provides short-term insurance plans at a low rate. The “Co-workers Collective Insurance Aid Program" is for part-time workers who are not guaranteed enough salary for labor insurance. The monthly deposit per month is about JPY 1000, and it consists of 2 major types of coverage, one for injuries and disease, and the other for maternity leave. The programs has 184 signatory organizations that consist of 2833 members in Japan.
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