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Carl Niedbala

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Before Founder Shield, Carl spent the first years of his career in roles across the venture ecosystem. From venture due diligence at Originate Ventures to growth hacking and modeling for portfolio companies at Dreamit Ventures to M&A negotiations at Pepper Hamilton, he’s seen how companies succeed (and fail) from all angles. When Carl met Benji, he was instantly energized by the possibility of rethinking the way the insurance industry worked through technology, best in class customer service, and cutting-edge marketing and branding. When he’s not dreaming about insurance, he’s probably out in the Rockaways surfing — winter, summer, rain, or shine.

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FS Baldwin Announcment
May 10 • Announcements

BRP To Become The Baldwin Group

New Brand to Unify Retail Brokerage Operations Under a Single Brand and to Reflect Firm’s Transformation, Growth and Integration

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startups-we're-thankful-for-2023
November 21 • Uncategorized

Startups We’re Thankful For: 2023 Edition

Every day we team with brilliant leaders taking their young companies to new heights. Here are a few of those startups we’re thankful for, what makes them amazing, and how they’re making a difference.

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Tech IPOs in 2023
October 12 • Growth

Tech IPOs in 2023: A Year of Reckoning or a Year of Opportunity?

Tech IPOs have been quiet the past few years, but that might be about to change. Let’s review some notable market action signifying that new waves of IPOs are just around the corner.

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crowdfunding for startups
August 8 • Growth

Unlocking the Power of Crowdfunding: A Comprehensive Guide for Startups

Crowdfunding for startups is increasing in popularity as the proven strategy boosts many new businesses. Before diving into this venture, read our comprehensive guide first.

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multi factor authentication
January 24 • Cyber Liability

Securing Your Company With Multi-Factor Authentication: A Complete Guide

Cybersecurity is a priority for most company leaders, with multi-factor authentication spearheading the endeavor. Here’s how to make it a reality in your organization.

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sell your business
December 20 • Growth

Selling Startups: How to Sell Your Business

Selling startups is common exit strategy, and many founders face the decision to sell or keep. Fortunately, when it’s time to sell your business, we have some insider tips to get the job done.

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post-pandemic-hiring-trends
September 7 • EPLIRisk Management

How to Navigate Post-Pandemic Hiring Trends

Post-pandemic trends can quickly complicate hiring and recruiting practices. Let’s review some of these “new norms” and how companies can embrace the talent war.

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Blog TG
November 24 • Thought Leadership

Startups Giving Us More to be Thankful for (2021 Edition)

It is that time of year again, when we gather with our loved ones for Thanksgiving and reflect on what we are thankful for. Here at Founder Shield, we have so much to be thankful for; we have had a year full of growth and opportunity and we are lucky enough to work with some

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late-stage companies
August 10 • Risk Management

7 Types of Late-Stage Investors to Know

Late-stage companies pursing funding must understand the types of investors in the game. Here’s some insider info.

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build-team
July 21 • Risk Management

How to Build a Team Made for Rapid Growth

Late-stage companies must build a team for rapid growth — but how? Let’s review some of the benefits and requirements to rally a team.

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diversified-board
June 1 • Risk Management

How a Diversified Board Can Benefit Your IPO

With so many late-stage companies prepping to go public, many are focusing on creating a diversified board — here’s why it’s a good idea.

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risk-management-process
May 12 • Directors & OfficersGeneral LiabilityRisk Management

Understanding the 5 Steps of a Risk Management Process

Late-stage companies and small businesses need a risk management process — but how do you accomplish this task? Here’s some expert advice on the matter.

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key person insurance
April 20 • Directors & OfficersKey Man

Key Person Insurance & CFI for Late-Stage Companies

Late-stage companies have plenty at stake, especially if a critical team member passes away. These policies support momentum after a loss.

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Workers' Compensation
December 15 • Worker's Compensation

Workers’ Compensation: State by State Guide

Ever wonder how your state meaures up when it comes to Workers’ Compensation? Here’s a detailed guide to help you sort it out.

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Thanksgiving Hero Image
November 23 • Thought Leadership

Startups Giving Us More to be Thankful for (2020 Edition)

Each year we pick out a few of our outstanding clients who are working to make the world a better place. These 6 startups give us a lot to be thankful in 2020.

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ppp_loan_insurance
November 17 • Risk Management

When Do You Need PPP Loan Insurance?

Many small businesses are up for a government audit, which might deem PPP loans unforgivable. Here’s how PPP loan insurance could help.

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virtual care and tele-health companies
November 4 • Risk Management

Insurance Guide for Virtual Care & Tele-Heath Companies

Thanks to ongoing innovation, virtual care and tele-health companies are making waves. Here’s a look at helpful risk-management strategies.

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risk management for biotech
October 1 • Risk Management

Biotech Risks – The Numerous Challenges of This Rapidly Developing Sector

Carl examines this risks that Biotech companies face in the Fall 2020 edition of the European Biopharmaceutical Review.

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risk management
September 8 • Risk ManagementThought Leadership

Risk Management: Avoid, Reduce, Transfer or Accept?

Risk management is a must for Fintech, Saas, Rideshare, Cannabis, Micromobility companies, and more. Here’s a short cut to navigating exposures.

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risk management plan
September 1 • Risk Management

5 Events That Prompt You to Review Your Risk Management Plan

Reviewing your company’s risk management plan comes around every year — or does it? Here are reasons for mid-market businesses to review it more often.

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Dave-Wagstaff
August 14 • Thought Leadership

Expert Interview: Accounting & Financing with David Wagstaff @ Eprenz

David shares with us his financial insights for profitability and discusses growth challenges for businesses.

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Social media risks
August 11 • Risk Management

Why You Should Know Your Social Media Risks

Social media risks might seem rudimentary, but they can damage your business reputation in a flash. Here’s what you should know.

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