Business Insurance 101: HealthTech, Health Marketplaces, & Telemedicine

June 29, 2016By Disha PatelErrors & Omissions Insurance, Featured, Founder Shield, Insurance Pro Tips No Comments

So here’s what Medical Marketplaces, HealthTech and Telemedicine Companies need to know about Insurance. Healthcare is undergoing a tech revolution brought on by the new breed of venture-backed tech companies. You can now shop for your doctors with services like Zocdoc and Doctor.com which allow consumers to file through medical providers in their network based on written reviews and … Read More

How to Get Auto Insurance for On-Demand Companies

February 23, 2016By Benji MarkoffFeatured No Comments

  So you’re starting an on-demand company… The Basics Getting insurance in general can be a total pain (although we do try and make it easier at Founder Shield!). Getting the right auto insurance for an on-demand delivery company is an acute pain unto itself.  The reasoning is actually quite simple: the massive risk exposure … Read More

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 Importance of Tail Insurance Coverage for Startups

December 10, 2015By Carl NiedbalaDirectors & Officers, Errors & Omissions Insurance, Featured, Risk Management Tips No Comments

A tail insurance policy is one of the most important risk mitigation tools for a startup approaching an exit. The mission for every founder is pretty much the same: get some traction, get funded, scale rapidly, and hit an exit opportunity.  While the occasional unicorn might be fortunate enough to IPO, most startups go the … Read More

Announcing FS Health: High-Growth Employee Benefits Plans

December 2, 2015By Carl NiedbalaEmployee Health and Benefits, Featured No Comments

Health & Benefits for Late Stage Venture-Backed Companies We’re excited to announce the creation of Founder Shield Health, a new arm of Founder Shield focused on providing exceptional health and benefits solutions.  The FS Health team works with high-growth companies that are rapidly outgrowing their early stage solutions. The Problem We’ve heard countless sob stories from friends, … Read More

Startup Risk Tips: Optimizing your Insurance Policies

October 27, 2015By Carl NiedbalaCyber Liability, Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Errors & Omissions Insurance, Featured, Insurance Pro Tips, Venture Capital No Comments

  Insurance should be seen as more of an investment than a cost, but given the busy and chaotic lives of Founders, it sometimes becomes a check-the-box activity.  When utilized properly, companies can get value from their policies well beyond that generated by a “set it and forget it” approach.  Here are a few tips to optimize your insurance … Read More