Social media site gets GBP 1 mln boost to take (re)insurance industry mobile
Source: Asia Insurance Review | Jul 2015
Slipcase, a news and thought leadership distribution platform focused on the global (re)insurance industry, has recently secured about GBP1 million (US$1.6 million) of investment funds from one of the UK’s top web developers.
Putitout, which develops web platforms and applications for Virgin media, Boeing and the BBC, will focus on a re-architect and design for the Slipcase’s web platform, and will develop stand-alone apps for Apple and Android devices by the end of the year.
Since its launch in London in 2012, Slipcase’s subscriber base now spans 72 countries, with particular growth in the US, Bermuda, Singapore and wider Europe – and it continues to grow its user base of exclusively (re)insurance professionals and individuals representing 540 organisations. The platform now hosts pages for many of the leading organisations and publications in the industry.
The new Slipcase software investment will involve an upgraded desktop site, refined for optimised user experience and maximum impact for client pages; a dedicated and state-of-the-art app for Apple and Android devices, enabling user access at all times; and back-end support and continuous development to improve the product, said putitout in a statement.