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The Impact of Digital Authorizations for Drone Flights in P&C Insurance

by Paul Ptashnick on February 14, 2018

In case you missed it, Airmap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, recently announced Betterview’s mobile app integration of its new digital airspace authorization system for drone flights in U.S. controlled airspace. Through this partnership, Betterview users will now be able to get digital airspace authorizations at U.S. airports participating in the FAA Low Altitude […]

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InsurTech Drone Startup Betterview Forms Strategic Partnership with Munich Re

by Paul Ptashnick on January 25, 2018

In case you missed our recent announcement, Betterview and Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re) reached an agreement to offer drone imagery, analysis and reporting to Munich Re’s insurance company clients. As part of the agreement, Munich Re will refer insurance company clients that can benefit from the building/property data, analysis and insights that Betterview […]

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How Drones and Artificial Intelligence Impacted Hurricane Irma Claims Response

by Paul Ptashnick on January 17, 2018

While much has been written about the impact of drones and artificial intelligence in P/C insurance over the last few years, the first real test of these emerging technologies didn’t occur until the 2017 hurricane season. After Hurricane Irma battered Florida, reinsurers and insurers of all sizes (small, mid-sized and top ten) looked to facilitate […]

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Hurricane Damaged Home

Betterview Launches Commercial Drone Package for Property Inspections

by Paul Ptashnick on November 20, 2017

With more 13,000 successful property inspections and over 90 insurance customers, Betterview is proud to announce it has released a commercial drone inspection package for insurance. Whether you are already using drones or in proof of concept, Betterview’s new drone kit solves some of the most common problems associated with drone adoption, including: Creating high […]

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InsurTech Startups Betterview & UnderStory Announce Partnership to Add Pre-Flight Historical Weather Data into Drone Platform

by Paul Ptashnick on October 18, 2017

Before sending a drone out for an inspection, insurance underwriters & adjusters often have to go to various websites to gather weather data, building information, building & property images, etc. This data plays a key role in helping underwriters to screen risk and adjusters to investigate claims. Unfortunately, collecting this information can also be a […]

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Updated: Betterview Raises $2 Million in Funding and Releases Video with Maiden Re, Church Mutual and DJI from InsureTech Connect Drone Panel

by Paul Ptashnick on September 20, 2017

In case you missed it, I wanted to write a quick recap on the closing of Betterview’s $2.05 million series seed round, as well as announce the speaker line up for Betterview’s InsureTech Connect Drone Panel. On September 5th, Betterview announced the closing of its series seed fundraising round. This round was led by Compound, […]

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Hail Dings on Roof Identified and Tagged Using Artificial Intelligence

Hurricane Season is Upon Us

by Alexander Tan on August 4, 2017

The end of summer ushers in the beginning of hurricane season. All across the South-Eastern United States, homeowners and business owners are reviewing their disaster preparedness plans. Over 93% of all hurricanes stronger than a category 3 come during the time period of August thru October. While we all hope the next big storm doesn’t […]

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Hurricane Katrina

The Betterview Guide to Drones

by Alexander Tan on June 12, 2017

Since Day 1 BetterView has recognized that DJI is the pre-eminent drone hardware manufacturer in the world. Since it’s inception in 2006, DJI has grown to control over 70% of the global market for consumer drones. Selling over 100,000 units a month in the United States, BetterView understood from the get-go that it was best […]

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Betterview Commercial Lines Property Inspection

CIS Group Selects BetterView to Provide its US Field Inspectors with UAV Software & Services

by Alexander Tan on June 1, 2017

The month of May has been extremely busy, yet rewarding for everyone over at BetterView. We started off the month announcing our on-demand drone imagery and data was integrated into the Loss Control 360 Carrier platform. Now we’ve closed out the month by announcing CIS Group has chosen to provide BetterView’s drone software and services […]

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BetterView Now Providing Loss Control 360 with On-Demand Drone Imagery & Data

by Alexander Tan on May 8, 2017

Over the last few years insurance carriers have invested a significant amount of time and money to digitally transform their distribution, claims and underwriting operations. Unfortunately, while loss control plays a vital role in helping underwriters to accurately assess and price risk, many of today’s loss control inspectors are still relegated to collecting and managing […]

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