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Company News

Bupa elevates car, home and travel insurance offerings in partnership with Open

Open, an award-winning digital insurance company based in Australia, is proud to announce a new partnership with Bupa. Bupa members will have access to Open's omnichannel car, home and travel insurance products.
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Insights

Here's why embedded car, home and travel insurance is brilliant for everyday consumers

At some point in time, everyone needs great car, home and travel insurance. But insurance can be hard to find, annoying to buy and expensive. What are some challenges with insurance now, and what does embedded insurance look like in practice for customers?
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B Corp & Impact

Donating 1% of our revenue to causes that matter — our $82,156 donation for 2021

Open partners with 1% for the Planet and each financial year, we donate 1% of our revenue to approved nonprofit organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand. We asked each organisation we support about their mission and how our donation would support their work in 2022.
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Team and Culture

Inside Claims & Insurance Support Part 1: What’s different (and great) about working at Open?

We chatted to five of our Claims and Insurance Support team, getting their take on all things work-life related.
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Team and Culture

Meet our Sunshine Coast Operations team

Our Operations team share their insights on how we work with customers at Open.
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Team and Culture

Inspired engineering: celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

We’re always intrigued by our team's career paths to get to where they are today. To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, four of team shared their journey into engineering and their experience in the Tech team at Open.
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Company News

Slingshot becomes first in New Zealand to bundle power, mobile and insurance in partnership with Open

Innovative telco and electricity provider Slingshot has broken new ground with the announcement of a unique partnership with Open, enabling the delivery of house, contents, and landlords’ insurance along with energy, mobile and broadband on a single bill.
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The Open tech team from Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand together in person! Author, John Halls GM of Engineering, front, third from the left.
Team and Culture

Big ambitions, high performance and psychological safety: Scaling our engineering team at Open

My name is John Halls, I’m the GM of Engineering at Open and I make a lot of mistakes. My mantra about mistakes is simple, I’m open about making them because they’re great learning opportunities and highlight areas where we can improve.
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Bupa and Open partnership
Company News

Bupa elevates car, home and travel insurance offerings in partnership with Open

Open, an award-winning digital insurance company based in Australia, is proud to announce a new partnership with Bupa. Bupa members will have access to Open's omnichannel car, home and travel insurance products.
Read more
Woman with curly hair on a laptop
Insights

Here's why embedded car, home and travel insurance is brilliant for everyday consumers

At some point in time, everyone needs great car, home and travel insurance. But insurance can be hard to find, annoying to buy and expensive. What are some challenges with insurance now, and what does embedded insurance look like in practice for customers?
Read more
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Team and Culture

Our why – the team building the future of insurance

At Open, we're on a mission to provide the fastest insurance, at the best price, for the world. We ask three of our team members, Sam, Sarith and Josh, how we bring our mission to life.
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A lady pouring out a bucket full of coffee beans
B Corp & Impact

Donating 1% of our revenue to causes that matter — our $82,156 donation for 2021

Open partners with 1% for the Planet and each financial year, we donate 1% of our revenue to approved nonprofit organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand. We asked each organisation we support about their mission and how our donation would support their work in 2022.
Read more
Jason Wilby on the Morgo podcast with Jenny Morrell
Team and Culture

Challenges and surprises of scaling a startup with the Morgo Podcast

Jason Wilby, co-founder and joint Chief Executive at Open speaks with Morgo Podcast's Jenny Morel on scaling a high-tech company, building the future of insurance and the highlights and challenges along the way.
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Company News

loans.com.au makes car finance faster through connected insurance with Open

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with InsurancePoint to bring powerful and simple insurance to more Australians. loans.com.au’s car loan customers now have the option to purchase comprehensive car insurance through InsurancePoint as part of their online car loan application process.
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Company News

Open announced as Australia’s 7th fastest growing company in AFR Fast 100

Award-winning InsurTech, Open, has been announced as Australia’s 7th fastest growing company in the prestigious AFR Fast 100 List for 2021. Open achieved a CAGR of 170% over FY19 to FY21, and is the only InsurTech company recognised in the AFR Fast 100 this year.
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A lady pouring out a bucket full of coffee beans
B Corp & Impact

Donating 1% of our revenue to causes that matter — our $82,156 donation for 2021

Open partners with 1% for the Planet and each financial year, we donate 1% of our revenue to approved nonprofit organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand. We asked each organisation we support about their mission and how our donation would support their work in 2022.
Read more
Slingshot and Open partnership cover photo
Company News

Slingshot becomes first in New Zealand to bundle power, mobile and insurance in partnership with Open

Innovative telco and electricity provider Slingshot has broken new ground with the announcement of a unique partnership with Open, enabling the delivery of house, contents, and landlords’ insurance along with energy, mobile and broadband on a single bill.
Read more
Bupa and Open partnership
Company News

Bupa elevates car, home and travel insurance offerings in partnership with Open

Open, an award-winning digital insurance company based in Australia, is proud to announce a new partnership with Bupa. Bupa members will have access to Open's omnichannel car, home and travel insurance products.
Read more
loans.com.au logo pink text blue background
Company News

loans.com.au makes car finance faster through connected insurance with Open

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with InsurancePoint to bring powerful and simple insurance to more Australians. loans.com.au’s car loan customers now have the option to purchase comprehensive car insurance through InsurancePoint as part of their online car loan application process.
Read more
The open team completing a beach clean up as part of take 3 for the sea
Company News

Open announced as Australia’s 7th fastest growing company in AFR Fast 100

Award-winning InsurTech, Open, has been announced as Australia’s 7th fastest growing company in the prestigious AFR Fast 100 List for 2021. Open achieved a CAGR of 170% over FY19 to FY21, and is the only InsurTech company recognised in the AFR Fast 100 this year.
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Company News

Open named a leading innovative InsurTech in global InsurTech100 ranking

Insurtech Open was recognised by FinTech Global as an InsurTech100 Company for 2021. The InsurTech100 is an annual list of 100 of the world’s most innovative InsurTech companies selected by a panel of industry experts and analysts.
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Company News

Open and WeMoney partner for powerful and simple insurance

We’re excited to announce our partnership with WeMoney, one of Australia’s leading personal financial management platforms. WeMoney members can now purchase car, home and contents insurance directly in-app through the Huddle widget.
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Open team photo Back row from left: Nicole Buisson, Jonathan Buck, Jason Wilby, Stuart Warren, Sam Hoppe and Romain Gregoire. Front from left: Lachie Brown, and Nathan Amaral.
Company News

Open raises $31m Series B to bring connected insurance to the world

Australasian insurtech Open raised a $31 million growth round from international investors, led by Movac (NZ) with Latitude (UK) and returning investor AirTree Ventures (AU). This brings the scale-up’s total capital raised to $53 million.
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Company News

Insurance competition in New Zealand heats up as Tower partners with Open to launch disruptive car and home insurance

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Tower. Huddle, powered by Open and underwritten by Tower, will launch in New Zealand.
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Company News

Huddle and Telstra come together in pioneering tech partnership

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, Telstra. Telstra Plus members will be able to access exclusive offers and rewards when they protect their car or home with Huddle.
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Company News

ahm partners with Open to launch new range of car and home insurance

ahm, one of Australia’s largest health insurers, has today launched its car and home insurance offering in partnership with insurtech disrupter, Open.
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Team and Culture

Inside Claims & Insurance Support Part 1: What’s different (and great) about working at Open?

We chatted to five of our Claims and Insurance Support team, getting their take on all things work-life related.
Read more
Cover image of the Open Sunshine Coast Operations team
Team and Culture

Meet our Sunshine Coast Operations team

Our Operations team share their insights on how we work with customers at Open.
Read more
Collage of Women in portrait photos
Team and Culture

Inspired engineering: celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

We’re always intrigued by our team's career paths to get to where they are today. To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, four of team shared their journey into engineering and their experience in the Tech team at Open.
Read more
The Open tech team from Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand together in person! Author, John Halls GM of Engineering, front, third from the left.
Team and Culture

Big ambitions, high performance and psychological safety: Scaling our engineering team at Open

My name is John Halls, I’m the GM of Engineering at Open and I make a lot of mistakes. My mantra about mistakes is simple, I’m open about making them because they’re great learning opportunities and highlight areas where we can improve.
Read more
The Open team Sarith Fernando Sam Hoppe Josh Williams
Team and Culture

Our why – the team building the future of insurance

At Open, we're on a mission to provide the fastest insurance, at the best price, for the world. We ask three of our team members, Sam, Sarith and Josh, how we bring our mission to life.
Read more
Jason Wilby on the Morgo podcast with Jenny Morrell
Team and Culture

Challenges and surprises of scaling a startup with the Morgo Podcast

Jason Wilby, co-founder and joint Chief Executive at Open speaks with Morgo Podcast's Jenny Morel on scaling a high-tech company, building the future of insurance and the highlights and challenges along the way.
Read more
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Team and Culture

Podcast: 40k policies, 40k lessons with Insurtech Australia

Huddle and Open’s Co-Founders spill the beans on their biggest mistakes and learnings over the last four years.
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Team and Culture

How we’re expanding internationally in the COVID era

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has fast tracked the digital transformation of businesses. In the absence of the ability to travel, here are some of the ways that we at Open continue to progress our international objectives.
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Team and Culture

How we operate efficiently with distributed teams

Open currently has team member distributed across hubs in Sydney, the Sunshine Coast and Queenstown in NZ. With another hub opening in the UK later this year, how we operate across these hubs will continue to be tested and optimized. For now, this is what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.
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Team and Culture

Creating a digital workplace

Many companies like Open, are seeing the benefits of teams working digitally even when it’s safe and healthy to go back to the office. But what will it take to create a fully digital workplace where de-centralised teams can outperform their centralised peers?
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Team and Culture

How we run an engaging, digital all hands

With hubs based across 4 different time zones, taking 30 mins out of everyone’s diary is never convenient. What we strive to do is make that the most valuable, fun and engaging 30 minutes of everyone’s week.
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Insights

Here's why embedded car, home and travel insurance is brilliant for everyday consumers

At some point in time, everyone needs great car, home and travel insurance. But insurance can be hard to find, annoying to buy and expensive. What are some challenges with insurance now, and what does embedded insurance look like in practice for customers?
Read more
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Insights

We've all seen the neobanks. Now prepare for neoinsurance.

Five years ago, if you wanted to open up a bank account you had to get in your car, drive to your nearest branch and fill out a tiresome amount of paperwork. You’d be given introductory savings rates that would fizzle away to practically nothing after a few months.
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Insights

Introducing Open, the new stack for insurance

Insurance can be complicated. Here we explain the case for simplicity and the new stack that makes it all possible.
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Insights

How to sell insurance

Once a year you put up the christmas tree, once a year you blow out your birthday candles, and generally – once a year you buy your insurance. What tools and methods can we use to influence that decision? How can we capture that customer in the small window of opportunity?
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Insights

Privacy by design

What you share, and who you share it with, should be up to you. Here we look at how we design and architect for privacy, and give users control over their information.
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