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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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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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EPLI coverage
July 28 • EPLIRisk Management

When Do Startups Typically Purchase EPLI Coverage?

Startups aren’t always certain when to get EPLI coverage. Here are a few standard triggers to help you decide what’s best for your company.

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robotics
July 14 • Risk Management

How Robotics Are Shaking Up the Insurance Industry

Robotics is bringing a new level of automation and sophistication to the world. Here’s how this industry is impacting the insurance market.

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Three ways your business insurance coverage can help you navigate this period of crisis
July 9 • Risk Management

Three ways your business insurance coverage can help you navigate this period of crisis

Now is the time to rely on your broker and, in fact, test their ability to be the kind of representative who’ll work to protect the future of your business

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FamTech Companies
June 30 • Risk Management

Insurance and Risk Management for FamTech Companies

Often referred to as Family Tech or BabyTech, FamTech is a rapidly growing market using technology to help parents navigate the challenges of raising a family. Unfortunately, the US still isn’t the most supportive place for working parents — but FamTech aims to lighten the burden. Here’s a look at this unique market, the risks

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licensed, bonded, and insured
May 26 • Risk Management

Licensed, Bonded, and Insured: Why It Really Matters

What does it mean to be licensed, bonded, and insured? Here’s a look at what startups and small businesses genuinely need to know.

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phase 3 approval
May 19 • Risk Management

FDA Phase 3 Approval: What Insurance Do I Need?

Update: We’ve released a new whitepaper examining the Biotech industry. We dive into the insurance landscape, funding, legal climate, and how to approach risk management for companies in this sector. You can download the report here! Most life sciences professionals understand the FDA drug-approval process. Or, at least, you are aware of how painstaking it is to

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May 5 • Guest Post

Why SEO is Critical Right from the Start

This is a guest post from Derick Michael who is the SEO expert over at Firon Marketing, which is a strategic digital marketing agency in NYC. Imagine that you have an amazing product and you’re ready to introduce it to the market. So, you decide to design a website to show it off to the

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esports insurance
April 28 • Directors & OfficersEPLI

Venture Capital in ESports

Click here to apply for insurance for your eSports company. Although many individuals believe that eSports “suddenly” popped up out of nowhere, the industry’s success has been brewing for decades. Organizations such as Guinness Book of World Records, ESPN, and Rolling Stone Magazine have all taken note of the trendsetting market. Nowadays, everyone wants a

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April 8 • Cyber Liability

Cyber Liability and PCI DSS Compliance [Why it Matters]

PCI DSS compliance and cyber liability can seem confusing, but we break it down for you so you can keep your business booming.

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cleantech insurance
April 1 • Risk Management

Insurance for Cleantech Companies

It’s a delicate balance, deriving energy from natural resources while sustaining a thriving ecosystem. But cleantech companies are up for the challenge. While these businesses are watching over the environment, though, who is protecting them? In this post, we highlight some of the risks these companies face and how the right insurance policy can support

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biotech_lifescience_startups
March 12 • Thought Leadership

Top 10 Biotech & Life Science Startups

Plenty of biotech and life science startups launched in late-2018. Here’s a list of the top ten making waves in this space.

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private equity insurance
January 8 • Directors & OfficersEPLIErrors & Omissions

Insurance for Private Equity & VC Firms

Investors face unique exposures in today’s world. Here’s what insurance firms need in private equity and venture capital sectors.

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admitted vs non-admitted insurance
January 2 • Risk Management

Admitted vs. Non-Admitted Insurance

Knowing the difference between admitted and non-admitted insurance carriers is vital—especially for high-risk companies. Here’s the scoop.

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Thanksgiving Hero Image
November 26 • Thought Leadership

Startups giving us more to be thankful for (2019 edition!)

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

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skyrocket_your_on-demand_company
November 20 • Risk Management

5 Policies to Help Skyrocket Your On-Demand Company

Mid-market companies face unique risks as they evolve and grow, especially emerging on-demands. These policies can help to skyrocket your on-demand company.

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medical office insurance
October 29 • Cyber LiabilityEPLIErrors & Omissions

Medical Office Insurance Guide

Medical office insurance covers some of the most vulnerable parts of a medical practice. Here’s a practical guide to help you safeguard your business.

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S1 filings for mid-market companies
October 15 • Risk Management

Guide to S-1 Filings for Mid-Market Companies

Understanding how to navigate S-1 filings for mid-market companies can be tricky, especially if this is all new to your team. Here’s a detailed guide!

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before going public
October 8 • Directors & OfficersRisk Management

Risk Management Tips Before Going Public

Here are risk management tips for mid-market companies to consider before going public.

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escooter sharing regulations and insurance
October 1 • Errors & OmissionsGeneral LiabilityHNOA

Navigating US E-Scooter Sharing Regulations & Insurance

E-scooter sharing companies face complex and strict regulations. The right insurance can give you a competitive advantage.

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commercial insurance endorsements
September 10 • Risk Management

The Complete Guide to Commercial Insurance Endorsements

Learn how commercial insurance endorsements provide customized coverage for you. Understand how the insurance endorsement types can empower your business.

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EPLI Claims
September 9 • Claims

5 Common Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) Claims

What exactly does EPLI cover? We examine 5 common claim scenarios.

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