O’Melveny Advises Health IQ on $55 Million Series D Funding
May 9, 2019
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SILICON VALLEY—May 9, 2019—O’Melveny represented Health IQ Insurance Services (Health IQ), the nation’s fastest growing life insurance company, in the completion of a $55 million Series D funding. The transaction was announced May 8, 2019.
Health IQ uses its science and proprietary data to increase the discount consumers get when buying life insurance. The Mountain View, California company’s mission is to improve the world’s health by rewarding runners, cyclists, weightlifters, well-managed diabetics, and other Americans living a healthy lifestyle with lower rates.
The O’Melveny team advising Health IQ was led by Silicon Valley Office Head and partner Paul Sieben, associate Jessica Iwasaki, and senior paralegal Suzette Clay.
The funding was led by Greenspring Associates, Aquiline Technology Growth, and Hanwha Asset Management.
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Health IQ issued the following press release:
Health IQ Secures $55 Million In Series D Funding to Expand Its Special Rate Life Insurance for People Who Live a Healthy Lifestyle
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Health IQ Insurance Services (Health IQ), the nation’s fastest growing life insurance company, today announced it has secured $55 million in Series D funding led by Greenspring Associates, Aquiline Technology Growth, Hanwha Asset Management, as well as additional financing from existing investors such as Andreesen Horowitz and others. Health IQ’s mission is to improve the world’s health by rewarding runners, cyclists, weightlifters, well-managed diabetics, and other Americans living a healthy lifestyle with lower rates. Since pioneering the use of science and data to measure the impact of healthy lifestyles, Health IQ has experienced rapid growth.
“Consumers are responding well to our lower rates. Our company has reached $21 billion in client coverage and is adding an additional $2 billion every few weeks. Since our last funding announcement in 2017 our coverage amount has tripled. Health IQ has grown from seven billion to 21 billion in coverage,” said Health IQ CEO Munjal Shah.
Since first selling policies in 2016, Health IQ has been able to use its science and proprietary data to increase the discount that consumers get when buying life insurance. In the last three years, the company’s savings for clients has increased from 4% up to 41%. Today the average life insurance client that works with Health IQ will save $4,289 with rate savings and up to $6,279 through underwriting savings over the course of a 30-year policy.
“At Greenspring, we’re always looking for market leaders and companies that demonstrate momentum. That’s why we’re investing in Health IQ, one of the nation’s fastest growing new life insurance companies. We’re excited to be part of Health IQ’s growth going forward,” said Jim Lim at Greenspring Associates, an $8.8 billion firm that supports promising companies throughout their lifecycles.
Over the last three years Health IQ has further innovated by offering new products like special rate life insurance for well managed diabetics, special rate disability insurance, and other products.
“What drew us to Health IQ was its data advantage. This is an insurance company that is using science and data to more accurately price insurance for its clients. We believe the next generation of insurance will be this form of accurate pricing. We call this new trend ‘Precision Insurance,’” said Max Chee of Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG), which is the early and growth stage fund managed by Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York and London-based private equity firm investing in the financial services and technology sectors.
Mr. Chee added, “As focused insurance technology investors, we see Health IQ as highly differentiated from other Insurtech companies. In canvassing the market, we found Health IQ’s innovation in bringing fair prices to consumers highly compelling. Aquiline is excited to support Health IQ and utilize our insurance industry expertise to help the company further innovate and expand as they continue their mission to offer unique products to health-conscious individuals.”
To date Health IQ has raised $139.5 million from a diverse and respected group of investors: Charles River Ventures, First Round Capital, Greylock Partners, Menlo Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Felicis Ventures, Foundation Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Greenspring Associates, Aquiline Technology Growth, and others.
ABOUT HEALTH IQ
Health IQ is an insurance company on a mission to improve the world’s health by rewarding runners, cyclists, weightlifters, swimmers, yogis, well-managed diabetics, and other Americans living a healthy lifestyle. Health IQ gives these individuals credit for their healthy lifestyle through lower rates. Since pioneering the use of science and data to measure the impact of healthy lifestyles, Health IQ has become the fastest growing life insurance company in the nation. Health IQ has grown from zero to $21 billion in coverage in the last three years. The company was founded for the health conscious by the health conscious. The company’s three founders were each touched by a personal health challenge and overcame them by adopting a healthier lifestyle. The founders wanted to inspire and encourage others to embrace a healthy lifestyle by giving them financial rewards. For more information visit www.healthiq.com.
ABOUT GREENSPRING ASSOCIATES
Greenspring Associates was founded in 2000 to focus solely on venture capital investments. Through a comprehensive platform, the Firm serves as a lifecycle partner for entrepreneurs and fund managers, investing across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. An established investor in financial and insurance technology companies including Bright Health, MoneyLion, Branch International and YieldStreet, Greenspring Associates manages approximately $8.8 billion in committed capital across a variety of specialized venture strategies. For more information on Greenspring Associates and a full list of its prior investments, please visit its website at www.greenspringassociates.com.
ABOUT AQUILINE TECHNOLOGY GROWTH
Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG) seeks to invest in early- and growth-stage technology companies that are bringing innovation to the financial services ecosystems. ATG is managed by Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York and London investing in businesses globally across the financial services and technology sector. The ATG team has experience in technology and financial services and is supported by its colleagues at Aquiline, strategic partners, and an active group of industry Executive Advisors. For more information on ATG, visit www.atgvc.com.
ABOUT HANWHA ASSET MANAGEMENT
Hanwha Asset Management is a global asset management company with US$80B in AUM and has been investing in growth stage deals globally. It has backed notable startups such as Zymergen, N26, Raisin, Yanolja, and Grab.