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Wil Hamory is EVP of Sales at Founder Shield. His daily goal is to match the pace of Founder Shield’s innovative clientele to provide tailored risk solutions at scale. Wil has been involved in the cyber space since the early days of his career and assisted many of Founder Shield’s Fintech, Healthtech, and Crypto clients to meet legal requirements, positioning them to expand rapidly. Before Founder Shield, Wil worked at Zurich on their Cyber team as a cyber liability underwriter in the large private and public space. A graduate of University of Delaware, Wil has focused his entire career helping clients navigate cyber related risks and improve their posture to respond to the evolving threat.

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fintech legal risks
February 29 • Risk Management

7 Legal Issues Every Fintech Should Avoid (and How to Diffuse Them!)

With the emergence of new and disruptive technologies, it’s no surprise that fintech legal risks abound for this innovative industry. Let’s break down these threats and provide solutions that will keep pace with the market.

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investors reject pitch decks
February 8 • Growth

Top 5 Reasons Why Investors Reject Pitch Decks

Getting turned down is a rotten feeling, especially when you believe your presentation was spot-on. So, let’s unravel what happened. We have the inside scoop on why investors reject pitch decks.

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Transactional Risk Insurance
October 5 • Reps and Warranties Insurance

What Is Transactional Risk Insurance?

Transactional risk insurance has a fancy long name — but what does it do? Let’s talk about corporate transactions and the role this policy plays in keeping things between the lines.

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Growth Hacking Techniques for Startups
August 15 • Growth

Commonly Overlooked Growth Hacking Techniques for Startups

Most are familiar with growth hacking techniques like referral programs or leveraging social media — but let’s talk about some unsung heroes of this movement. They might surprise you!

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Fintech Insurance Trends for 2023
June 22 • Thought Leadership

Fintech Insurance Trends for 2023 [Updated for 2024]

The fintech industry is undergoing massive changes, creating new challenges and risks. As a result, fintech insurance trends are responding. Let’s review 2023 what to expect from this market in 2024.

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sec cracks down on crypto
June 20 • Thought Leadership

SEC Cracks Down on Crypto — What the Binance and Coinbase Lawsuits Mean for Risk Management

As the SEC cracks down on crypto, suing Coinbase and Binance, our experts chime in about the greater risk management implications on the industry. What can we expect for crypto regulations in the future?

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clinical-trials-insurance
January 19 • Specialty

Clinical Trials Insurance Guide

Launching research in hopes of bringing an FDA-approved drug to the market is a risky process. Here’s how clinical trials insurance can help companies navigate this endeavor.

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digital-health-companies
November 16 • Risk Management

Insurance Guide for Digital Health Companies

Digital health companies impact society now more than ever before — but new opportunities mean facing unknown risks. Here’s the insurance guide you need to help protect your ehealth business.

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ftx_bankruptcy
November 14 • Thought Leadership

Crypto Crash: FTX Files for Bankruptcy — Here’s What We Know

FTX filed for bankruptcy. SBF is in hot water. Investors and stakeholders are seeing red. Ponzi is now a four-letter word. What’s next? Let’s review this crypto crash through our risk management lens.

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digital-health-companies-funding-trends
September 1 • GrowthRisk Management

Funding Trends Digital Health Companies Should Know

Digital health companies catapulted to the forefront of the US healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the funding trends keeping the momentum going and what you should know to prep for the future.

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cyber-liability-premiums
August 29 • Cyber Liability

To Understand Cyber Liability Premiums, Let’s Talk About Hurricanes

Cyber liability insurance premiums are rising, and company leaders struggle to keep up with the increase — but why is this happening? Let’s talk about the “hurricane effect” and what to expect in the future.

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ransomeware-defense
June 13 • Cyber Liability

Ransomware Defense — 5 Tips to Protect Your Business

With cyber attacks on the rise for technology and late-stage companies, it’s up to risk management teams to build fortifying ransomware defense — here’s how.

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dark-patterns-data-protection
March 22 • Cyber Liability

How “Dark Patterns” Impact Data Protection

Dark patterns are everywhere, from confusing ecommerce checkouts to unsubscribe links — and they impact data protection. Let’s talk about it.

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cloud_outages_downtime
December 16 • Cyber Liability

How Insurance Can Limit the Impact of Cloud Outages & Downtime

Cloud outages can cause devastating downtime, resulting in business interruption and loss — but we have a solution for this issue.

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TWRM Dec 1
December 12 • Thought Leadership

This Week in Risk Management — December Issue #1

A cloud outage disrupts business processes across the US while the new Omicron variant threatens our collective health. Plus, a favorite coffee joint faces some steep allegations, and BlackRock plays financial advisor. This week’s clip provides a healthy dose of risk management happenings and juicy insights you won’t want to miss. Major Cloud Outage Devastated

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cyber liability_crime_insurance
October 12 • Crime InsuranceCyber Liability

What’s the Difference Between Crime and Cyber Insurance?

Plenty of overlap occurs between crime and cyber liability insurance. Let’s review the similarities and differences in these policies for startups, or even small business or mid-market company.

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TWRM Sept 2
October 5 • Thought Leadership

This Week In Risk Management — September Issue #2

If you look toward the stars in roughly a week, a unique sight will be floating through the sky — The Shat. Yes, in this roundup, we’re talking about William Shatner visiting space, a win for diversity, vaccine mandates, and how Amazon continues to expand. In a recent RIMS podcast, host Justin Smulison touched on

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TWRM Sept 1
September 14 • Thought Leadership

This Week in Risk Management — September Issue #1

One part of the world is on fire, the other part is underwater, and we’re all trying to figure out how these disasters will impact us in the future. So, let’s talk about all things risk management — at least, for this week. Hurricane Ida Could Cost Insurers $18B The Caribbean and US experienced substantial

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cyber-liability-insurance
August 31 • Cyber Liability

Cyber Liability Insurance Guide

Cyber liability insurance can seem confusing — but it doesn’t have to be. Here are several crucial cyber coverage guidelines for startups and technology companies.

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MSP insurance
August 30 • Cyber LiabilityErrors & OmissionsRisk Management

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) Insurance Guide

With the environment rapidly changing for a small or mid-market business, what risks do MSPs face now? Here’s a practical guide to MSP insurance.

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TWRM-Aug-1
August 3 • Thought Leadership

This Week In Risk Management — August Issue #1

This week in risk management, we delve into the thrilling realm of the “Wild West” market, explore the fascinating phenomenon of companies leaving each other at the altar, and even take a glimpse into the future with the emergence of robot-driven taxis. If you’re prepared for a rollercoaster of twists and turns, you’re precisely where

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post-acquisition
July 26 • Directors & OfficersEPLIErrors & OmissionsFiduciary LiabilityGeneral LiabilityReps and Warranties Insurance

Post-Acquisition Insurance & M&A Risk Management Guide

Late-stage companies sometimes overlook post-acquisition challenges, but they still pose a problem. Here’s how to navigate these tricky situations.

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