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Skyline gains $1.75m in further funding from West Hill to support next growth phase

18th May 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

Parametric specialist, Skyline Partners has announced that it has gained an additional US$1.75mil in further funding from specialist corporate finance and VC firm, West Hill Capital, bringing the total raised so far to US$3.5mil from the firm and others.

The new funding round will support Skyline’s continued expansion, following increasing traction in the market with leading brokers looking for innovative parametric solutions and capacity providers looking to support new index-linked parametric solutions, such as their recent ground-breaking deal with international insurance broker, Howden and reinsurance giant, Munich Re.

Skyline has already developed and launched several parametric products for clients with a wide variety of applications, including Natural Disasters for Financial Institutions, Cost of Violence for SMEs, and Climate Risks for Agriculture.

Furthermore, West Hill’s investors recently completed an EIS equity capital raising in the business to further fund and support Skyline’s development, as demand for innovative parametric solutions designed to insure the previously uninsurable, or hard to place risks, gains more traction in the market.

Edward Williams, Managing Director of West Hill, said: “We are very pleased to have assisted Skyline in raising further development capital. The fundraising enjoyed a high level of support from investors, who are excited by the potential of the company’s proprietary parametric technology, and management’s ability to create a high growth and profitable business in the years ahead.”

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Laurent Sabatié, co-founder of Skyline Partners, commented: “We are delighted to finalise this second investment raise with West Hill, which will support the continued development and expansion of our business, so that we can quickly build on our successes in the market so far, as we expand our offering, worldwide.”

Fellow Skyline co-founder, Gethin Jones, added: “We are thrilled that West Hill’s investors continue to share our vision to build global, innovative parametric insurance solutions targeting gaps in the traditional insurance market, powered by technology and data. These funds will enable us to invest in attracting top talent, building our resources, and developing our technology platform (INSDEX) and new products.”

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