Entrepreneur’s Cheat Sheet: Intellectual Property Insurance

December 29, 2015By Matt McKennaFeatured, Intellectual Property No Comments

Intellectual property insurance: the basics Intellectual property insurance can be a huge asset to highly innovative companies.  These are the need-to-know basics of IP insurance coverage.   Why you need it: You build things, write code, or otherwise create a product that could be infringing on an existing patent It’s realistic that an infringement lawsuit … Read More

The Top 2 Dangers of Portfolio Company Lawsuits

November 20, 2015By Matt McKennaDirectors & Officers, Errors & Omissions Insurance, Venture Capital No Comments

In our previous piece on Venture Capital Insurance, lawsuits from your employees and Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) took the spotlight.  This article focuses on the risks posed by portfolio companies.  For more info on how to protect your VC, take a look at our intro post, as well as our summaries of SEC investigations and lawsuits from … Read More

Employee Lawsuits: The Top 3 Risks Faced by VC’s

August 27, 2015By Matt McKennaEmployment Practices Liability, Featured, Venture Capital No Comments

This is the fourth installment of Founder Shield’s VC-Focused series. Last week, we reviewed some examples of lawsuits from your investors and how you can protect yourself. Be sure to also check out our introductory post as well as our discussion of the impact of regulatory investigations and the insurance policies that will help you stay afloat when the SEC … Read More

Top 4 Venture Capital Insurance Claims from Investors

August 19, 2015By Matt McKennaDirectors & Officers, Errors & Omissions Insurance, Featured, Venture Capital No Comments

This is the third installment in Founder Shield’s VC-Focused series and explains venture capital insurance claims VCs might face from their investors. If you’d like to learn more about the basics of what these insurance policies do and don’t cover, check out our intro post as well as our post about regulatory investigations.      

Venture Capital Insurance and the SEC

August 12, 2015By Matt McKennaDirectors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Errors & Omissions Insurance, Venture Capital No Comments

  In our first post on venture capital insurance, we took a high level view of four scenarios where this management liability, professional liability, and employment practices liability insurance policy could protect you, your firm, and your investors. We also spoke about the potential costs of having — as well as not having — this … Read More