Ansel: $20 Million Raised To Bring Supplemental Insurance To Americans

By Annie Baker • Jan 23, 2024

Ansel – an insurtech company to build a world where health hardships do not create financial burdens – announced recently that it had raised $20 million in funding led by Portage, with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Brewer Lane Ventures, SixThirty Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Digitalis Ventures, Symphony AI, Operator Partners, Morgan Creek Capital Management, and several others.

Ansel delivers best-in-class technology to simplify supplemental insurance by issuing payouts if members are diagnosed with any of 13,000+ conditions, from concussions to cancer. Since being founded, the company has demonstrated that there is a market for a new kind of benefit that offers a simplified claims experience and painless, paperless implementation, enrollment, and ongoing administration.

The new funding round, which brings Ansel’s total raised to over $50 million, will enable the company to continue to grow the availability of its modern supplemental insurance solution to employees nationwide.

Last year, Ansel started enabling claims automation, which utilizes medical claims data so that members receive benefits without having to file a claim. And this simplified claims experience, paired with a dedicated support model, are just a few of the reasons that Ansel earned a net promoter score of 90 in 2023. Ansel is made available in partnership with several established insurance carriers in 39 states on its way to nationwide availability.

Along with announcing its financing, Ansel also entered 2024 with a fresh new name. “Ansel” – which translates to “protector” in German – signals the company’s first commitment to its members: shielding them from the financial impact of unforeseen health events. And along with a new name and wordmark, the brand welcomes several elements to Ansel’s visual identity that serve to evoke a trustworthy and grounded insurance brand that is rooted in simplicity, and built for everyone.


“Since launching Ansel in 2019, we’ve made significant progress bringing modern supplemental insurance to more Americans by teaming up with leading insurance carriers and benefits brokerage firms across the country. This financing is an important step towards making health hardships less of a financial burden for Americans nationwide.”

– Ansel’s Founder and CEO Veer Gidwaney

“We believe Ansel’s pioneering approach to supplemental insurance will transform the US health insurance landscape, particularly as the country continues to see growing enrolments into high-deductible health plans. Ansel’s product offers members a more accessible and simplified path to comprehensive healthcare coverage. We are excited to support the team as they enter their next phase of growth.”

– Ricky Lai, Partner at Portage