BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Agent Review (www.agentreview.net), a free online platform to connect consumers with non-biased insurance education and credible agents, today announced it has closed its seed funding round and will begin fundraising for its Series A investment in January 2016. The angel investment was led by insurance leaders Joe Pulitano and Doug May, and by industry investors Towpath and Anabranch. The amount of money raised was not disclosed.
Investor Joe Pulitano is President of Advanced Resources Marketing, a Boston-based national distributor of long term care insurance, and Doug May is a senior executive with Willis Reinsurance. Towpath and Anabranch are international investment companies.
"This seed round was led by very experienced investors, offering further validation that Agent Review is a valuable tool for consumers to get objective information and be connected with verified local insurance professionals," said Jonas Roeser, Co-Founder and CEO of Agent Review. "It's a challenge for consumers to find reliable information and agents when it comes to insurance. There still are a large number of insurance products that a consumer feels more comfortable buying from an agent verses an online program. Agent Review is the first of its kind."
Agent Review has more than 200,000 members to date, and plans to continue to grow at a rapid pace. Agent Review was voted one of the "Six Most Innovative Products of 2015" by LifeHealthPro within the technology category, a significant accolade. Read the article here.
"Anyone who has shopped for insurance recently knows the process needs improvement. The market is ready to evolve and Jonas is the right entrepreneur for the job," said venture investor Mike Hurst. "We are excited to support his efforts."
For more information about Agent Review, visit www.agentreview.net.
About Agent Review
Agent Review provides consumers with free access to credible, unbiased insurance education and agent reviews. Like Yelp for insurance, Agent Review empowers consumers with agent reviews and performance ratings, as well as supports easily navigation of complex decisions about insurance – because there is no such thing as simple insurance. For industry professionals, Agent Review provides a much-needed opportunity to restore the agent-consumer relationship, offering a national platform to increase visibility and credibility, and engage directly with consumers in a trusted setting. Agent Review is also a proud sponsor of HOMES ON THE RANGE, a one-hour film about caring for our elders, described by Jane Brody of The New York Times as "inspiring" and now airing on public television channels across the U.S. For more information, visit www.agentreview.net.
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