North Andover, Mass. – January 22, 2019 – Leading insurance consumer research and shopping website Clearsurance announced today that Kabir Syed, former founder and CEO of RiskMatch, has joined its Board of Directors.
Syed has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently founding and leading RiskMatch, which he founded in 2013. RiskMatch, an insurance intelligence company that provides portfolio management and placement services to insurance agents and brokers, was acquired by Vertafore in 2017.
“Kabir brings tremendous insurance industry experience and strategic insight to the Clearsurance team,” said Clearsurance co-founder and CEO Michael Crowe. “Having started RiskMatch from scratch, and in the face of industry skepticism, Kabir understands the enormous opportunity in creating a more consumer centric way for consumers to research, learn about, and shop for insurance.”
Clearsurance is bringing transparency to the insurance industry by collecting and publishing reviews and ratings from insurance customers. Since its launch in 2016, the Clearsurance community has submitted more than 130,000 reviews on the platform. More than 20% of the 500 rated insurance companies are subscribers to Clearsurance.
The Massachusetts-based tech company has lists of the best car insurance, best homeowners insurance and the best renters insurance companies, based exclusively on customer ratings, to help consumers easily research and shop for insurance.
“I am a big believer in transparency and communal insights — it’s good for the consumer,” Syed said. “Our industry lacks the transparency needed by consumer for choice and the ease of access, and that’s why I am honored and excited to be part of the Clearsurance journey.”
Based just outside of Boston, Mass., and founded in 2016 by Michael Crowe, Clearsurance is the leading online publisher of insurance consumer data. Its mission is to make insurance transparent so consumers have more control and better choices. For more information, visit clearsurance.com.