We usually talk about key man insurance with our clients in the wake of a freshly closed round of institutional funding. Investors typically make their portfolio companies get key man insurance to protect their own cash. They realize that at most startups, the team is the company. It takes a truly phenomenal team to guide … Read More
One of the major products we provide for our clients is Directors and Officers Insurance. Admittedly 90% of our D&O clients sought us out because their investors required them to get coverage. Don’t be mistaken, though…startups need D&O insurance regardless of the investor situation.
So apparently everyone’s is getting hacked right now. If stories keep popping up this often, maybe its time to just start doing a weekly data breach post. Also, this much activity is totally justifying why we harp on the importance of Cyber Liability coverage. Just sayin’. Anyway, here’s what happened in the last week … Read More
Admittedly this probably can’t be considered a “current” event, but we stumbled across this article somewhere on the interwebs and it’s an important story to tell (particularly on an insurance blog). Big lessons can be learned by this one. Here’s the gist:
Background As we mentioned in a previous post, many of the startups we work with at Founder Shield are a new breed of B2C services. These companies leverage the latest technology to perform traditional services more efficiently and create a much better user experience than ever before.
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Cause It has now been several months since NSA contractor Edward Snowden first leaked information about the organization’s activities.
Cyber liability is a huge area of exposure for most startups. Even if you’re not a “tech” startup per se, most tech companies today tend to leverage 3rd party tech products in ways that can leave them exposed.
The Space There’s a new breed of technology-enabled B2C services startups and we deal with a ton of them at Founder Shield. Think Uber, GetMaid, Makespace…all of these companies use custom platforms to access traditional service providers in very non-traditional ways. This creates exposure to a wide variety of liability. Here’s a quick look:
The Question The biggest question we deal with on a daily basis: how much does insurance for startups cost? All of our clients want to know exactly what they’ll have to spend and how long it will take. They all expect an immediate answer, and can you blame them? The startup world moves at a … Read More