Trupanion, a Seattle startup that provides pet health insurance, has filed for an IPO on Monday.
The medical insurance provider for cats and dogs is funded by Maveron, a top VC firm that has previously funded eBay, Groupon, Zulily and other big web-based consumer businesses. Maveron co-founder Dan Levitan was recently profiled in a KING 5 Tech Talk segment.
Trupanion was founded in Canada in 1998 and is currently headquartered in Seattle. The company offers a comprehensive pet medical insurance policy that pays 90% of veterinary costs for covered accident and illness claims. Claims can include diagnostic tests, surgeries, medications, hospital stays, and alternative therapies for the treatment of injuries or illnesses.
Trupanion's policy includes coverage of chronic, hereditary and congenital conditions with no payout limits per incident, per year, or over the lifetime of the pet. Some terms and conditions apply, see policy details at Trupanion.com.
In the United States, Trupanion is underwritten by the American Pet Insurance Company
Trupanion's YouTube channel features videos on how their policy works with different pet scenarios.