Bestow Overview

  • Founded
  • 2016
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 90
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series B
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $50M
Latest Deal Amount
  • Investors
  • 7

Bestow General Information


Operator of an on-demand insurance aggregator platform intended to offer affordable, convenient and smart life insurance services. The company's platform leverages a proprietary algorithmic underwriting engine to instantly determine risk and give consumers immediate access to comprehensive life insurance services, without working with an agent, lengthy applications or medical exams, enabling customers to access insurance products that are affordable, A+ rated and available instantly with no medical exam.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Insurance
Other Industries
Other Financial Services
Information Services (B2C)
Primary Office
  • 750 North Street, Paul Street
  • Suite 1900
  • Dallas, TX 75201
  • United States
+1 (833) 000-0000

Bestow Timeline

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Bestow Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
3. Early Stage VC (Series B) 01-Feb-2020 $50M 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC (Series A) 21-May-2018 0000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Seed Round 12-Jul-2017 $3.11M $3.11M Completed Startup

Bestow Competitors (5)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing
Policygenius Venture Capital-Backed New York, NY 000 00000 00000000000 00000
00000 0000 Corporate Backed or Acquired New York, NY 000
00000 (0000 000000 Venture Capital-Backed San Francisco, CA 000 00000 00000000000 00000
000000 000000000 Venture Capital-Backed Menlo Park, CA 00 000.00 00000000000 000.00
000000 000000000 0 Venture Capital-Backed Brooklyn, NY 0 000.00 00000000000 000.00

Bestow Executive Team (5)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Melbourne O'Banion Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Jonathan Abelmann Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer, President and Board Member
Tannen Campbell Chief Marketing Officer
Jackie Morales Chief Insurance Officer
Brian Romanko Vice President, Engineering

Bestow Board Members (3)

Name Representing Role Since
James Fitzgerald JD Valar Ventures Board Member 000 0000
Mark Dyne Morpheus Ventures Board Member 000 0000
Melbourne O'Banion Bestow Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 000 0000

Bestow Investors (7)

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Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Sammons Financial Group Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Abstract Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Valar Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
8VC Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Core Innovation Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0

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