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Risk management for high growth companies

Ambitious companies need a partner to shield them from potential risks, roadblocks, & uncertainty. We’re the insurance broker that proactively covers your risk to keep the wind at your back.

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Charting Your path from MVP to IPO

Founder Shield is the innovation arm of the Baldwin Group, one the fastest-growing brokers in the country. For over a decade, we’ve supported ambitious startups from seed through IPO with our full suite of insurance and risk advisory services. Our mission is to create the most seamless, intuitive, and responsive experience to protect your company’s growth.

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We cater to the specific needs of high-growth companies across various industries. From tech startups and innovative financial services firms to groundbreaking life sciences companies our practice advisors offer tailored risk management solutions for businesses built from the ground up.

Our focus is on venture-backed businesses, and our scalable services are designed to grow alongside your company, providing the protection you need at every stage.

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Technology

SaaS, Media, Education

Navigate the future, together. As tech leaders, we understand the challenges and opportunities. Our Specialists become an extension of your team, guiding you to success.

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Life Science

Healthtech, Pharma, Biotech

From groundbreaking research to commercialization, we understand your risks. Our Specialists navigate the ever-evolving regulatory landscape, empowering innovation while mitigating risk.

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Financial

Fintech, Web3, VC & PE

We combine user-friendly tech tools with comprehensive risk mitigation strategies. Experience peace of mind with a streamlined approach to financial protection.

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Services & Transportation

Retail, Professional Services, Shared Economy, Mobility

We understand your established needs. Our Specialists leverage innovative solutions to enhance your existing operations ensuring stability and growth in the digital age.

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Protection Built For Founders

Whether you’re developing your MVP or signing a term sheet, we understand that you’re on a tight budget, and need to be thoughtful about how you spend your capital. Connect with Startup Advisor to build your custom insurance program tailored to your stage.

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20+ Coverages available

Our Approach

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Smart Tech,
Smarter People

End-to-End Digital Policy Management

We utilize our technology platform to streamline the application & renewal process and automate all back-end document generation and carrier API connectivity to balance the customer experience with maximum quoting reach.
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Personalized Risk Management Support

Receive dedicated assistance from a Founder Shield Risk Management Advisor who will offer ongoing advice and support, helping you select insurance options perfectly tailored to your business needs.
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Claims Advocacy

In-house claims advocacy team of lawyers to ensure optimal outcomes when your insurance package is needed most: claims situations.
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Smart Insurance Governance

Our platform is designed to scale with you. Invite your finance, collaborate on the application in real-time with your vendors, and see how your program compares with your peers.

Bespoke solutions for any company that moves fast and breaks things

Our mission is to create the most seamless, intuitive, and responsive experience to protect your company’s growth.
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One stop shop

We offer the full suite of insurance products necessary to protect management, investors, and high-growth companies.
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Extension of your team

Don’t go at risk management alone. We’re genuine and upfront about what coverage you need, laying out the best options after learning about your business.
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Engineered to scale

We take a hands-on approach with our underwriter relationships, training them to understand your company’s culture, values, and organizational approach. Our suite of tools and emerging industry experience gives us the unique ability to set you up for the present and create a clear game plan for the future.
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Any time, day or night

Our team of experts provides continuous guidance and support to ensure you purchase coverage that makes sense for your business. Reach out any time, day or night, for any reason (or no reason at all).
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Flexible coverage for complex business

Founder Shield has been a great partner for us. My instructions are always pretty simple: tell us what we need, and tell us exactly how much it’s going to cost us. Founder Shield knows the drill and delivers what we need I try to be respectful of people’s time but if I have questions, they know I’m going to call. And they’re always available to provide answers.

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Shifting from traditional brokers

I knew they operated differently than most brokers, and that their culture would be a better fit with ours. The application process moves so much more quickly because it’s automated. Since getting insurance is less tedious, I also have the time to take a broader look at our coverage, and work with the team to determine where there might be gaps that leave us exposed to unnecessary risk.

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