Lemonade inventory falls earlier than the lock-up interval expires

Lemonade Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Daniel Schreiber speaks on stage on day one of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 on September 5, 2018 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

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Shares in online insurance company Lemonade fell as much as 15% on Monday as investors prepared for the company’s insider selling restrictions to end on Tuesday.

Lemonade is one of the top performing companies to go public this year. The shares were up more than 300% above their original offering price in July. However, around 44 million shares can be sold as of Tuesday, and traders brace themselves for possible volatility.

Lemonade was launched in 2016 and offers insurance to tenants and homeowners. It uses artificial intelligence and chatbots to make finding and buying insurance easier and faster. Investors believe the company could soon move into other markets like auto insurance, which has helped send stocks higher.

“We believe Lemonade is well positioned to get one product at a time into the trillion dollar insurance industry,” JMP Securities analysts wrote in a December release.

Lemonade was named by CNBC’s Disruptor 50 companies in 2020 and ranks 17th.

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