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Coya

w: coya.com

CEO: Andrew Shaw

Founders:  Andrew Shaw, Peter Hagen, Sebastian Villarroel

Founded: 2017

Sectors: Insurance

Total Funding: $40M

Latest Funding: $30M ICO, June 2017

Lead investor: Valar Ventures

HQ: Germany, Berlin

Coya was founded by two veterans of German FinTech Kreditech together with Dr. Peter Hagen, former CEO of Vienna Insurance Group (VIG).

Coya is planning to build a digital insurance provider and has applied to German's financial regulator BaFin for full authorization. It plans to launch to the public in 2018.

The company already has over 30 employees drawn from both tech backgrounds, from companies like Rocket Internet, and more traditional insurers like Axa and Zurich. In June 2017, Coy attracted one of the biggest "seed funding" rounds in Germany.