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Insurtech Qoala Acquires Thai’s FairDee

Qoala is a insurtech startup backed by the firm like of Sequoia, MDI Ventures and Golden Gate Ventures. Qoala announced today the acquisition of FairDee, a Thai insurtech to expand their reach into the Thailand market.

Since its launch in 2018, Qoala said that it now processes over 2 million policies per month, with a diversified partnership portfolio serving core industries such as motor vehicle, health, life, travel, fintech, consumables, logistics, and employee benefits.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Qoala, Harshet Lunani, says:
“FairDee and Qoala share the same vision in how insurance can be reimagined. Hence, we are doubling down on developing technology to deliver an excellent insurance experience to the community digitally in Thailand on the back of our strong SEA presence. With this acquisition, we are taking a big leap in the group’s regional ambition to be the number one insurtech in SEA. Given the shared vision and expertise that FairDee’s team has been able to cultivate since its inception, we are confident to continue to serve millions of underinsured in the region.”

Qoala partners with leading insurance companies such as Zurich, Allianz, Chubb, Tokio Marine, Great Eastern, and leading SEA digital platforms such as OYO and GrabKios, Traveloka, OVO, Dana, and Momo.

In the past 18 months, FairDee has grown its annual Gross Written Premium by seven times despite the pandemic under Yujun Chean, Prateek Jogani, and Thanasak Hoontrakul, co-founders of FairDee. The entire FairDee team will be joining Qoala to continue the pace of rapid growth in Thailand.

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