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Insights on venture capital investments in emerging companies

US MoneyTree Reporting: 2020

Deal activity and funding see year over year declines while mega-rounds drive increase in funding. The pandemic is affecting regions as they are locally impacted.

US VC deals fall for the third consecutive quarter in Q1’20: 9% QoQ and 16% YoY. In March 2020, US deals decrease 22% YoY, with some of the decline attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, funding still rises 14% QoQ on the back of larger deals.

Nearly half of all US funding in Q1’20 comes from mega-rounds: Despite a slowdown in deals at the end of the quarter, 58 US companies raise rounds worth $100M or more in Q1’20, close to the record of 67 in Q2’19. 21 of these rounds took place in March 2020, suggesting COVID-19’s impact may become more apparent in Q2’20.

The number of unicorn companies reaches a new high, but aggregate valuation is falling. The number

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Best Renters Insurance Companies of 2020 | Renters Insurance

Best Renters Insurance Companies of 2020

While homeowners often are required by their lender to have homeowners insurance, many renters are under no such constraints. Renters insurance is neither mandated by law nor demanded by every landlord.

Yet just as driving a car responsibly requires insurance, it’s a good idea to insure your possessions in your rental property from being damaged or destroyed in a fire or other unforeseen event. And thanks to companies with online and mobile options, it’s easier than ever to find a policy to fit your budget.

“Renters insurance can be surprisingly affordable, though it does pay to shop around,” says Eric Cioppa, president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance. He says that a landlord’s insurance doesn’t cover tenants’ personal property, so they are well-advised to take out their own insurance policies. But according to a

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The Ten Largest Auto Insurance Companies of 2020

The largest car insurance companies by state

State Farm is the largest insurer in 35 states and Washington, D.C. After State Farm, GEICO was most frequently the largest insurer, taking the top market share spot in 10 states. Progressive held the most market share in 4 states, and American Family in just 1.

Largest auto insurance companies in each state


Big vs. small insurance companies

The trade-off between large insurance companies and small ones typically involves giving up competitive rates for an improved customer experience.

  • When using a small insurance company for your auto insurance, you’ll likely communicate exclusively with one insurance agent.
  • While you might lose a personal connection when selecting a major insurer, the largest companies tend to have more financial stability. In fact, these carriers underwrite and pay out billions of dollars per year, and still often leverage their resources to offer drivers lower insurance rates.

You

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  • Investment Banking
  • Business Plans
  • Sales Models
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The Best And Worst Travel Insurance Companies

Ask any expert to name the best and worst travel insurance companies, and you’ll probably get a noncommittal answer. “It depends,” they’ll say, careful not to sound like they have a favorite — or a least favorite.

But ask Michael Blank, and he’ll tell you about his experience with Seven Corners Travel Insurance.

Related: Compare & Buy Travel Insurance For 2020

Blank recently set sail on a Celebrity cruise to the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. Along the way, both he and his wife contracted severe sinus infections, which sent them to the ship’s infirmary. A doctor treated the couple with antibiotics and billed them $313. Blank completed a quick online claim form.

“Seven Corners paid right away,” says Blank, a pharmaceutical research and development executive in Philadelphia.

Actually, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. The best travel insurance policies for your upcoming fall and winter trips offer

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Best Homeowners Insurance Companies of 2020 | Homeowners Insurance

Best Homeowners Insurance Companies of 2020

A typical homeowners insurance policy will cover repairs to or reconstruction of your home if it is damaged by fire, smoke, theft or vandalism, or bad weather such as lightning, wind or hail. A standard homeowners policy also generally covers your appliances, furniture and other possessions, as well as medical expenses and legal fees if people other than you or your family are injured on your property.

Not covered in most standard policies are jewelry, artwork or other collectibles in your home, identity theft protection, or damage caused by an earthquake or flood. These types of coverage are generally optional but may not be offered by all insurers in all areas.

If flood insurance is not offered by your homeowners insurance company, you may be eligible for coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program, administered by the Federal Emergency

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Best Life Insurance Companies of 2020 | Life Insurance

The Top Life Insurance Companies of 2020

Life insurance is essential if you have anyone in your life who depends on your income. Unfortunately, many people don’t have the right type of coverage or the right amount. About half of all U.S. households have less life insurance than they should, according to the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association. A separate study by employee benefits provider Unum finds that about a third of all households will be financially strained within the first month of losing a breadwinner.

The good news is that life insurance doesn’t cost as much as you might think it does. Some people even estimate that life insurance costs up to five times as much as it actually does, reports the Insurance Information Institute (III).

We make the process of shopping for life insurance as easy as possible by doing the research for you and

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59 Legit Ways to Get Free Money (From Companies, Governments & Websites)

, but usually you have to work for it.

And while they say there is no such thing as free lunch, there is such a thing as free money!

You can indeed get free money.

There are actually a few ways…

But one of the easiest ways is taking advantage of bonuses and promotional offers that many companies offer.

Think bonus for opening a new savings/checking account, bonus for applying for a new credit card, etc.

In 2015, companies spent nearly $600 billion worldwide in advertising, with a big portion of it going to giving new customers bonuses for signing up.

This is basically free money for you.

Now, getting a small $5 bonus from a company doesn’t sound like much, but combine that with the money being given by more companies and you’ve got yourself hundreds and even thousands of dollars.

Now finding companies that essentially giveaway free money

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Best Pet Insurance Companies of 2020

vet holding a cat

Basic coverage

This traditional form of pet insurance coverage mirrors your typical human health insurance plan. It generally covers anything accidental, such as unforeseen injuries or illnesses—even poisonings. Basic coverages typically include deductibles and caps on total payouts per policy term.

Comprehensive coverage

While covering most everything that a traditional basic plan would cover, comprehensive takes pet insurance one step further by including preventive care (such as vet visits, X-rays and vaccinations) and prescription medicines.

Wellness plans

Want coverage to help finance for routine care? Then a pet wellness plan is for you, to help pay for annual exams, teeth cleanings, vaccinations and other similar preventative treatments.

Vet packages and network plans

Additional pet insurance-like pet products are often sponsored by veterinarians themselves or in conjunction with pet stores. For instance, certain vets will offer their customers essentially what are package deals, which provide discounts on care and checkups. Or

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The Top Ten Largest Auto Insurance Companies of 2020

The auto insurance market in the U.S. is dominated by a few key players. In fact, the top ten auto insurance companies control approximately 72% of the market. While the top ten insurance companies underwrite a large number of policies, they have very distinct characteristics. To help you choose the best insurance company for your situation, we created a list of the top ten largest auto insurance companies in the U.S. and discuss what makes each of them unique.

Rank Auto Insurance Company Premiums Written ($bn) Market Share
1 State Farm $42.0 17%
2 GEICO $33.1 13%
3 Progressive $27.1 11%
4 Allstate $22.7 9%
5 USAA $14.5 6%
6 Liberty Mutual $11.8 5%
7 Farmers $10.5 4%
8 Nationwide $6.7 3%
9 Travelers $4.7 2%
10 American Family $4.7 2%

What are the Biggest Auto Insurance Companies?

When looking at the rankings of the top auto insurance companies

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