Owl.co Labs locks in $30m Series B deal led by Cota Capital

Owl.co Labs, a Vancouver-based insurance claims monitoring startup, has secured $30 million in Series B financing.

Owl.co Labs, a Vancouver-based insurance claims monitoring startup, has secured $30 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Cota Capital, with participation from Sorenson Ventures, FUSE, Impression Ventures, Luge Capital and Plug and Play Ventures. This deal, which brings total funding to $40 million, will support scaling of the company’s platform and team.

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VANCOUVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–owl.co Labs, Inc. (owl.co), an insurance claims monitoring platform, today announced that it secured $30 million in Series-B funding to accelerate the company’s growth. Cota Capital led the financing, joined by Sorenson Ventures, FUSE, Impression Ventures, Luge Capital, and Plug and Play Ventures. owl.co will utilize the funding to scale its insurance claims monitoring platform and expand its team. owl.co plans to increase its full-time staff in the U.S. and Canada by 20% before the end of 2021, with additional hiring planned for 2022. This latest round of financing brings the company’s overall funding to $40 million.

“This funding will help us expand owl.co’s platform to revolutionize the insurance industry’s process for monitoring claims and mitigating fraud to address the $80 billion cost to American consumers,” said Sean Merat, co-founder and CEO of owl.co. “By leveraging machine learning to automate and remove bias from the process, we are blazing the trail to a future where nobody pays for fraud.”

According to the FBI, insurance fraud costs the average U.S. family $400-700 per year in the form of increased premiums. owl.co’s claims monitoring platform enables insurance providers to stop unwarranted claim payments, release reserves, and adjust expenses, helping keep premiums down, ultimately saving consumers money. The platform automatically detects significant losses from malingering, exaggerated, or non-eligible claims at a rate five times greater than any other tool. Six of the 10 largest U.S. insurers have already turned to owl.co to automate their fraud detection and claims monitoring processes.

Unlike many other service providers, owl.co does not use claimant data such as age, gender, neighborhood stats, or race, in its models to determine eligibility in order to eliminate biases. owl.co’s platform flags potential fraud intuitively empowering organizations to prioritize and deprioritize claims. owl.co’s solution currently addresses ineligible disability and workers compensation insurance claims.

“We are excited to partner with owl.co, who is a leader in advancing the digitization of claims in the insurance industry,” shared PV Boccosam, partner at Cota Capital. “Delivering a clear ROI to insurance carriers gives us high conviction that owl.co’s AI-driven approach can maximize value creation for its customers.”

In 2020, owl.co was awarded a co-investment of CAD$4.5 million from the Canadian government as part of the country’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative. The program encourages industry leaders to collaborate on large-scale projects to speed up growth in some of Canada’s most promising industries. In awarding the co-investment, the selection committee recognized owl.co’s commitment to Canadian consumers by removing fraud from the insurance system.

About owl.co
owl.co delivers a secure, evidence-based insurance claims monitoring platform that provides greater due diligence at scale, while removing human bias from the detection process. By leveraging machine learning, owl.co automates the claims monitoring process, addressing the insurance industry’s $80 billion fraud problem. owl.co’s sophisticated insurance fraud methodology finds five times more fraudulent cases than other solutions, quickly saves clients and claimants money, and delivers a 10-fold ROI – more than any other tool on the market. owl.co was founded in 2018 and has offices in Vancouver, B.C., Toronto, New York and Seattle. For more information, visit https://www.owl.co.