Getting Business Insurance for On-Demand Startups

June 25, 2015By Carl NiedbalaCyber Liability, Errors & Omissions Insurance, Featured, General Liability, Insurance Pro Tips No Comments

  The on-demand economy is ever-growing and we work with new startups in the space on a daily basis.  We’ve previously discussed the risk profile of on-demand services companies and how insurance can help, but here’s what you need to know about actually getting business insurance for on-demand startups.   1. Technology is the tip … Read More

Mary Meeker of KPCB Sounds the Cyber Security Alarm

May 29, 2015By Carl NiedbalaCyber Liability, News No Comments

With the release of her annual report this week, veteran internet analyst and Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker sounded the alarm on the state of cyber security. Meeker’s reports are essentially the bible to investors and entrepreneurs in the space.  The report contains valuable data on everything from mobile to emerging markets, but the slides on cyber security … Read More

4 Key Things to Look for On Your Business Insurance Quotes

February 5, 2015By Carl NiedbalaCyber Liability, Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Errors & Omissions Insurance, General Liability, Insurance Pro Tips, Risk Management Tips No Comments

  It would be extremely surprising if you didn’t have some questions when looking at your first business insurance quotes.  They’re extremely detailed and certainly not the easiest document to digest.  Here’s a quick overview of the major items you should be looking at on your quote. [Note: this article is mainly pertaining to errors … Read More

Insurance for Fintech Companies

January 30, 2015By Carl NiedbalaCyber Liability, Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions Insurance, Featured No Comments

  Founder Shield 101: Insurance for Fintech Companies.   From financial products to payments to investing, fintech is a red hot.  The market is forecasted to grow to $6-8 billion by 2018 and Q1 2014 alone saw 1.7 billion invested across 167 deals. Risks As with any disruptive industry, there are several inherent risks that fintech … Read More

Startup Risk Tips: Additional Insured Insurance Certificates

January 23, 2015By Carl NiedbalaCyber Liability, Errors & Omissions Insurance, General Liability No Comments

Startup Risk Tips is a series of posts where we explain the finer details of insurance requirements or terms Startups will face along the road.  We hope these posts will help you feel more comfortable and confident as new relationships are formed with customers, suppliers, vendors, investors, and insurance companies alike.    Q: We’re required to send an … Read More

Intellectual Property Insurance – What Startups Need to Know

December 17, 2014By Carl NiedbalaCyber Liability, Errors & Omissions Insurance, General Liability No Comments

Intellectual Property Insurance + Startups Intellectual property is a big topic for the startup community.  With modern patent trolls, content syndication, and intellectual property law reform, the topic can be confusing at minimum.  Many founders look to insurance to mitigate this risk – and properly so – as there are many insurance products out there … Read More