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Company

Modernizing the Acquisition of Insurance

Industry experts solving industry-wide inefficiencies

Redkik team meeting

Our story

Redkik was born as a result of collaboration of innovators from the USA and Nordics, with the mission to transform and improve the insurance industry for all parties within logistics and transportation.

Before founding Redkik, our founder & CEO, Chris Kalinski ran a shipping company, where he experienced first-hand the industry’s inefficiencies. The process of acquiring insurance was hard, complex and gave no flexibility to concentrate on his company’s core business. This is when Chris thought to himself: “There must be an easier way of doing this”.

As a solution, he gathered bright-minded individuals from the tech and business worlds to work on an instant and embedded transactional solution, which turned into Redkik.

What we do

Redkik’s software allows insurance to be transacted in an instantaneous way without the inefficiencies of traditional insurance. The solution has been created by industry experts to answer the difficulties of others finding themselves in similar situations. The solution moves all the complexity into the background, where the system utilizes AI and machine learning algorithms to make the user-experience as easy and simple as possible.

Starting as a cargo insurance solution, the market’s immediate response has since molded the flexible software to be used to solve additional inefficiencies for warehouse, gap, spike and cyber insurance.

Multiple other applications are currently being developed.

Our history

August 2020

Redkik was founded in August 2020 by our Founder & CEO, Chris Kalinski with the mission to transform and improve the insurance industry for all parties within logistics and transportation.

November 2020

Business Finland goes public with how Redkik benefited from a research and development grant to build an MVP, bringing intelligence to insurance for per shipment insurance.

May 2021

Redkik’s patent is filed and accepted for review by the patent office.

June 2021

Redkik closes pre-seed round with angel investors and VC funds, including Redstone VC and Business Joensuu. With a strengthened Board with Ilari Schouwvlieger as Board Member & Advisor.

July 2021

Ely Keskus awards grant for product development with machine learning and accelerating EU expansion.

Semptember 2021

Redkik, a global InsurTech start-up with a mission to simplify and improve the marine cargo insurance industry, announced they will be sponsoring Snowchange Cooperatives young natural growth forest protection site, ”Väinönmaa”.

October 2021

Redkik and the Roanoke Insurance Group announce a strategic partnership, offering Cargo InsureTech / SaaS solutions to the Transportation Industry, a 32B USD industry.

February 2022

Redkik, a global software company with the mission to simplify and improve the marine cargo insurance industry with technology today announced the closing of a $3.3 million Seed funding round.

April 2022

Redkik is set to overhaul how marine cargo insurance is transacted in Europe as it announces a strategic partnership with Howden Insurance Brokers AB together with insurer Chubb.

Redkik founder and CEO Chris Kalinski
Video: meet our founder and CEO
Environmental friendliness and sustainability at Redkik: a mountain-region forest landscape

Working towards sustainability is more than a goal – it’s the way we operate

Learn more about Redkik’s sustainability initiative

Redkik as a company: team building

Achievements

  • Top 100 European Startup at Slush
  • Top 25 Plug and Play Insurtech Startup
  • Top 9 Tech Tour Ocean Startup

Investors

Redkik investor Redstone
Redkik investor Fintech Ventures
Redkik investor Plug and Play
Redkik investor Greenlight
Redkik investor MS&AD ventures

Insurance Partners

Amwins
Chubb
Roanoke
Gear
Ramon
Ergo
Howden

Technology Partner

Redkik technology partner Nolwenture

Associations

Our Founder

Chris Kalinski

Founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO

Founder of Redkik, Inc., Mr. Kalinski has worked in the logistics industry for over 20 years with a focus on technology, IOT, cold chain and Food Safety solutions.

Before starting Redkik, he worked as Senior Strategic Consultant for Oxford Management Consultants, assisting major players in the insurance and government arenas. His work history includes Vice President of Food Safety and Pharmaceutical Solutions at ORBCOMM and was responsible for FSMA strategy, dealer development, and Pharma efforts. Mr. Kalinski used to own a pharmaceutical transportation carrier lending to his knowledge of the market. He founded and sold Ameriscan, Inc in 2005 where he developed a global cold chain visibility system to provide validated temperature data to monitor ground, air and sea shipments of temperature-critical assets, primarily pharmaceuticals, through a single application. Mr. Kalinski strives to improve the industry and is co-inventor of an insurance based patent:
https://patents.justia.com/patent/10621674