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Jonathan Selby

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Jonathan spent the first five years of his professional insurance career working as a generalist broker at a traditional firm on Long Island. Intrigued by how to leverage technology in the industry, he joined the Founder Shield team in 2016 and quickly grew into his current leadership role of General Manager. Jonathan works to oversee client strategy and communication, and has fostered a culture of providing unparalleled service and risk consulting for some of the fastest growing companies in the world. Outside of work, he can be found on the basketball court and chess board — but not at the same time.

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June 22 • Property

Property Insurance for Crypto Mining Facilities — What’s the Big Deal?

Crypto mining facilities are popping up more and more nowadays, especially with cryptocurrency wildly popular. Here’s why property insurance for crypto mining real estate is such a big deal.

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June 4 • Directors & Officers

The Value of D&O Insurance for Crypto Companies

Crypto companies must battle a slew of risks amid a volatile market. Let’s discuss what exposures leaders face and why D&O insurance is vital.

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content creators
May 6 • Media Liability

Content Creator Insurance Guide

Experts predict the influencer marketing space to reach $16.4B this year. As a content creator, will you be a part of this massive figure? Learn how to protect yourself here.

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March 10 • Risk ManagementThought Leadership

Biden’s Executive Order on Crypto — What You Should Know

President Biden recently released an Executive Order on Crypto, ensuring responsible innovation in digital assets. Here’s the newsbeat.

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TWRM Feb 1
February 24 • Thought Leadership

This Week In Risk Management — February

Here’s a familiar question: If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a noise? Of course, we know that it does! Scientific discovery works wonders when answering questions about the universe — but these questions still make us ponder. And we like that. As

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TWRM Nov 2
November 29 • Thought Leadership

This Week in Risk Management — November Issue #2

As we officially enter the holiday season, the rest of the world is moving forward differently. This week in risk management brings us a new phase of COVID-19-related trials, mammoth Astroworld lawsuits, data protection issues for local governments, and a glimmer of hope in tech innovation. Let’s dive in. Astroworld Organizers Faces Massive Lawsuits Ten

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TWRM Nov 1
November 10 • Thought Leadership

This Week In Risk Management — November Issue #1

“Dodging” is the theme of this post, whether it’s dodging catastrophes or live rounds from a prop gun. While these topics might seem incredibly grim, let’s take a respectful step back to ponder how these tragic events could potentially shape our future — and why they should. Will Underwriters Put Coal Plants on the Chopping

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October 19 • EPLIWorker's Compensation

OSHA’s New Workplace Safety Initiatives & Insurance

Biden and OSHA have teamed to release a new workplace safety initiatives — but how will this impact insurance for startups or mid-market businesses?

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September 14 • Risk Management

Tech Companies: What to Expect Going Public Post-Pandemic

After a nerve wracking pandemic year, many tech companies anticipate going public. Here’s what to expect from IPOs in the future.

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TWRM Aug 2
August 20 • Thought Leadership

This Week In Risk Management — August Issue #2

The water cooler is buzzing with new and alarming risk management stories headlining this week. From sexual misconduct allegations to COVID-19 lawsuits to SEC-approved requirements regarding diversity, we’re hearing a lot of chatter reminding us how vital the right coverage is. And these hot topics are only the beginning. Here’s what’s happening in the risk

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hybrid work
August 17 • EPLI

How Companies Are Responding to the Hybrid Work Environment

Late-stage companies are considering hybrid schedules worldwide. Let’s take a look at this new flexible work status to see if it fits your corporate goals.

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July 15 • Thought Leadership

This Week In Risk Management — July Issue #1

Welcome to the first edition of “This Week In Risk Management,” a new series bringing you risk management insights directly from the Founder Shield team. In each edition, we’ll take a look at some recent stories that caught our eye, from regulator enforcements, cyber attacks, lawsuits to insurance market trends. Our goal with this series

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leave your peo
April 27 • Health & BenefitsRisk Management

Time to Leave Your PEO? How to Transition Smoothly

Mid-market and late-stage companies often outgrow their PEOs. If you’ve thought about saying goodbye to yours, here are a few factors to consider first.

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March 17 • Risk Management

VC Insight: Understanding Late-Stage Investment Risks

Investing in late-stage companies is often viewed as less risky — but it’s still a venture. Let’s explore late-stage investment risks.

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March 9 • Risk Management

Unicorn Companies Vs. Zebra Companies: Which Is Better?

Unicorn companies vs. zebra companies: Let’s explore the similarities and differences to find which strategy is right for your business.

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business_risks
February 24 • Risk Management

How to Identify and Manage Your Particular Business Risks

High-growth companies develop at such a fast pace that risks are overlooked. Here’s a step-by-step guide to managing business risks.

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TWRM Jan 1
January 21 • Thought Leadership

This Week in Risk Management — January Issue #1

If you’ve kept up on the current global news, we could swap opinions about Putin’s threats to invade Ukraine or our veep’s plummeting approval rating. Risk management is a tough draw, after all. But let’s not dwell on Eastern Europe or Kamala Harris today. Instead, let’s discuss risk management insights about innovative technology, brokers joining

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November 10 • Directors & Officers

Insurance for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are growing in popularity — but they also face new exposures. Here’s how to manage SPAC risks.

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canadian_tech_companies
September 23 • ClaimsErrors & Omissions

Top 5 E&O and Cyber Claims for Canadian Tech Companies

Canadian tech companies face a slew of challenges — but five primary E&O and Cyber claims stick out. Here’s a look at these themes.

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protect from a data breach
August 18 • Cyber LiabilityRisk Management

How to Protect Your Fast-Growing Business From a Data Breach

A cyberattack could devastate your fast-growing business quickly. With cybersecurity a real concern, here’s how to protect your mid-market business from a data breach.

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August 4 • Risk Management

Premiums, Policy Limits, and Deductibles — What Are They?

Knowing vital insurance terms can help your small business to save money and get the best coverage. Here’s the place to start.

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biotech companies pipeline
July 21 • Risk Management

Biotech Companies: How Your Pipeline Influences Investors

Biotech companies establish pipelines to land the FDA’s approval for novel drugs eventually — but the process helps to secure funding, too. Here’s how.

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In the Media

PC 360
Article

Finding connected solutions: Layoffs increase insider risks

From EPL issues to vindictive employees, cutting staff carries a broad range of risks that could impact insurance coverage.

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New Solutions For Businesses Navigating Cloud Outages And Downtime

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The Growing Influence of SPACs on the Insurance Market

Business Insurance
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Insurers cautious over recent surge in SPAC deals, legal activity

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Demand for D&O insurance explodes with SPAC-related activity and future litigation concerns

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Interview

Broker on ‘unbelievable energy’ in emerging industries