Category: Key Man


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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.


April 4 • Key Man

Key Person Insurance Alternatives

Key Person Insurance can be a valuable policy for when the unthinkable happens, but it has its disadvantages. We examine Contract protection insurance (“CPI”) and other alternatives.


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June 22 • Key Man

Key person insurance types: death vs disability

Key person insurance types (and what you need to know) Key person insurance (also known as “key man insurance”) is a policy designed to pay a designated amount to a specified beneficiary if the named ‘key person’ dies during the policy period. A company in this situation has to deal with the cost of a serious interruption to business activities.


March 6 • Key Man

Key Man Insurance: VCs – You’re Doing it Wrong

Given our relationships with a lot of early stage VCs in around the country, we do a ton of Key Man Insurance policies.  If you’re unfamiliar with these, Key Man policies are basically a life insurance policy that pays out to the company if anything happens to the “Key Man.”  And if you’re unfamiliar with


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February 16 • Key Man

The Easiest Way to Get Key Person Insurance for your Business

Many VC investors require founders going through an institutional round of funding to get key person insurance. For those of you that are nearing the close of your first big seed or series A round, there are two routes you can go in procuring your key person insurance policy: The traditional route or the Founder Shield


May 1 • Key Man

Death of a Co-Founder: The Importance of Key Man Life Insurance

  Key Man Life Insurance can be touchy subject for most startup founders.  Most of the time it’s a “just-don’t-think-about-it” situation, and the only time the idea even comes up is when it appears on the Series A term sheet.  Entertaining the thought of losing a co-founder is one of the last things any entrepreneur wants


January 17 • Founder ShieldKey Man

We created a new Key Man insurance product…and it’s awesome.

Key man insurance for startups doesn’t really exist in the life insurance markets.  There are a few reasons for this and I’ll explain the big ones.


November 19 • Key Man

Startups: Don’t Overlook Key Man Insurance

  We usually talk about key man insurance with our clients in the wake of a freshly closed round of institutional funding.  Investors typically make their portfolio companies get key man insurance to protect their own cash.  They realize that at most startups, the team is the company.  It takes a truly phenomenal team to guide