January 6, 2019 IBOMLLC Team

South Africa’s insurtech startup Pineapple has been accepted into a US Accelerator

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Pineapple, a South African startup that successfully entered a round of funding in 2018 and took part in Google’s Launchpad Africa accelerator has been enrolled in the Connecticut-based Hartford Insurtech Hub. A hub backed by the Startupbootcamp, which seeks out insurtech startups from across the world and pairs them with insurance companies across the U.S.

Pineapple provides insurance cover through an ingenious means. Clients simply take a snap of what they wish to ensure, and from there they have an insurance cover. A first of its kind in the insurance world and that is why it popped up Hartford Insurtech Hub radar.

The startup is one in a team of 10 startups enrolled from across the world to the Connecticut-based accelerator. The acceleration program runs for three months and is reported to have received at least 230 applications.

The acceleration program kicks off in February this year, and the participating startups stand a chance of getting resources and support to help them scale. They will also be able to network with a boatload of investors and industry stakeholders in the U.S.

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