How’s Your 2018 Shaping Up? Here’s How Ours Is Going
It’s June. It’s summer. The year is halfway over! It’s a good time to reflect on how 2018 is going (did you set any new year’s goals?), what’s happened, and what’s ahead. For us, 2018 has been our busiest year yet, and we have some exciting news to share below.
Just this week, we gained state approval in three more states: Oregon, Indiana, and Texas (howdy!). This addition moves the number of U.S. markets added in 2018 up to 11 and brings the grand total to 44 states (check out this dynamic map of the U.S. to see where Trov has been approved). At this point, we’re elated to say that 88% of the country’s population will be able to use Trov’s On-Demand Insurance once we launch!
Speaking of national expansion, did you know Trov opened a brand new office in the Big Apple? That’s right. Check out our new digs in New York City.
Perhaps the best way to share how it’s going is to show you what others are saying about us. One of the most outstanding parts of this year has been the humbling shower of awards and recognition we’ve been lucky enough to receive from around the world over the past six months.
Awards? Yes, Awards
In April, Ireland’s premier Digital DNA Awards recognized the entrepreneurs and organizations “who push the boundaries of technology to achieve greatness” and Trov made the shortlist not once but FOUR times (!), including App of the Year and Startup of the Year. Most awesomely, our Chief Strategy Officer Mark Dowds received the 2018 Highly Commended award in the category of Entrepreneur of the Year. We continue to learn from Mark every day and couldn’t be happier as he receives this honor.
In our neck of the woods ( San Francisco Bay Area), Trov was truly honored to be selected to accept, out of more than 450 tech companies in the region, the #GameChanger Award, which celebrates those dedicated to growing a culture of innovation in the regional ecosystem as well as creating a better future for the world.
Last month, Fintech Breakthrough, a Los Angeles-based independent organization that recognizes today’s top companies and products in the financial services and technology industry, awarded Trov the InsurTech Innovation Award for our leading On-Demand Insurance platform.
Photography: Our Favorite Hobby
Trov rolled up our sleeves and got creative as a sponsor and exhibitor at The Photography Show, one of the largest photography shows and expos in the UK. We were excited to share our “Tinder-like” on-demand insurance app to protect gear with some of the world’s greatest photography professionals and enthusiasts.
You probably know this about us already, but we love photography and we expressed this love big-time in 2018. In March, we launched UNTETHERED, a global ambassador program and community of 24 talented and passionate Makers, Movers and Doers from across the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. (Meet them here.)
Media Mentions to Boot
At The Photography Show, Trov collaborated with The Royal Photographic Society to co-curate a gallery of ‘photographic firsts’ images. The announcement garnered over 30.5M media impressions with pre-show coverage both print and online in The Telegraph, The Times, and Yahoo News.
The buzz generated from our partnership announcement with Waymo in December last year rocketed around the year’s bend and launched the beginning of 2018 with additional media coverage in outlets like WIRED and Business Insider. Analyst firms Forrester and McKinsey also featured Trov in Q1, naming the company an “insurance disruptor.”
Lastly, you should know that our chief has been busy. In Paris, Trov CEO Scott Walchek served on a panel with other top Insurtech thought leaders in front of 2,600 attendees at the Paris FinTech Forum in January. Months later, Financial Times brought Scott on stage at the FT Insurance Innovation Summit to speak about the most effective ways to use technology in insurance. On the web, Forbes and Inc. sought out Scott for his thoughts on topics like remote work and how to raise venture capital.
Importantly, none of this would have been possible without our hard-working, impassioned team members, and the customers that continue to believe in and support us. We owe each of you a huge thank you and look forward to continuing to work together to bring consumers more freedom and greater confidence about the things they own and love.
It’s been a whirlwind! And we still have another half of the year to go. Stay tuned. We have some really exciting updates we can’t wait to show you.
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