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Podcast: The Business of Insuring High Risk, Fast Growth Startups

Our very own Eric Schneider sat down with the guys over at the Block Party podcast. He talks about how to manage insurance needs in rapidly evolving business environments. October 31 • Thought Leadership

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October 4 • Thought Leadership

Life at Founder Shield – what’s it really like?

At Founder Shield we believe in work being fun, even when there’s work to do (which there always is). Our People team is here to make sure every employee enjoys what they’re doing and the people they’re doing it with.


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October 3 • Thought Leadership

FS Monthly Roundup: September 2018

September 2018 edition of our monthly round-up where we highlight the best of what’s going on in the tech world (and our office). This month we feature BitWallet and Konnected.


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September 6 • Thought Leadership

FS Monthly Roundup: August 2018

August 2018 edition of our monthly round-up where we highlight the best of what’s going on in the tech world (and our office). This month we featured Littlstar, Jackpocket and Reply.ai


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August 1 • Thought Leadership

Founder Shield Monthly Roundup: July 2018

July 2018 edition of our monthly round-up where we highlight the best of what’s going on in the world (and our office). Insurance insights, tech news & more


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July 3 • Thought Leadership

Founder Shield Monthly Roundup: June 2018

Our first ever monthly round-up where we highlight the best of what’s going on in the world (and our office). Everything from Insurance insights, tech news, our awesome clients to what albums we have on repeat.


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March 20 • Thought Leadership

Breaking bad: moving from a big broker to a startup

In this special post, one of our outstanding teammates discusses their experience moving from a big corporation to a startup. Less than a year later and this insurance guru is showing us that some bad habits aren’t all that hard to break. You can actually enjoy coming to work.


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February 22 • Intellectual PropertyThought Leadership

Nintendo IP suit shows value of intellectual property insurance

Who doesn’t love video games? Okay, they might not be everybody’s thing but it’s also hard not to be impressed by how powerful the technology is inside gaming systems your little cousin uses after school. Well, according to one 2013 suit, Nintendo stole one of the pieces of this technology from somebody else. But the party


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December 14 • Cyber LiabilityThought Leadership

3 cyber insurance lessons from the HBO data breach

Copyright 2017 Home Box Office, Inc.   Winter is com…wait, nope, those are lawyers. Lawyers are coming. Fresh off the heels of the personally identifiable information (PII) of every registered voter in the United States being stolen, another American institution is on the defense. OK so maybe it’s not an “institution” per se. HBO was the


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November 21 • Thought Leadership

Startups giving us more to be thankful for (2017 edition!)

IronOx‘s robotic growing operation (via wired.com) It’s that time of year again! Time to bundle up, be with family and look back on what you have to be thankful for. We at Founder Shield are lucky enough to work with some of the most exciting and ground-breaking companies in the world. So, like we do


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November 25 • Thought Leadership

Startups Giving Us More to be Thankful For (2016 Edition!)

  The holiday season is upon us, and there’s a lot to be grateful for.  Extra time spent with family and friends, good food, cooler weather…and plenty of startups doing good in the world.  Just as in previous years, we want to highlight some of those companies that are making a difference. e-NABLE Have a 3-D


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March 20 • Thought Leadership

Founder Shield’s SXSWi 2015 Recap

Now that the dust has settled from this year’s SXSW Interactive weekend in Austin and we’re back in the big Apple, we wanted to share some of the highlights of our weekend with you.  Founder Shield’s VP of Sales, Jeff Samuels, recaps what went down:


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March 10 • Thought Leadership

Top 7 Founder Shield FAQs About Getting Business Insurance

Insurance proposals are uncharted territory of most founders.  We’ve done a basic tutorial (or 2, or 3) to help people understand the insurance terms, but here’s a breakdown of the practical/procedural FAQs we see. 1. What am I actually getting for the price? All quotes presented will provide coverage for a policy period of one


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February 19 • Thought Leadership

Founder Shield + NYVC Ops Kickoff: 2.26.2015!

  We’re excited to be kicking of the first of a series of meetups for the newly formed New York Venture Community Ops group!  As you might gather from the title, the group’s focus is on operations and examines the challenges startups face when scaling ops.  The events are also a great chance to network


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November 27 • Thought Leadership

Startups that Give us More to be Thankful For (UPDATED)

Last year we did a post on startups out there that are giving people more to be thankful for.  Here’s an update on those companies:   


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April 10 • Thought Leadership

Startups + Weed + ? = Profit

  It’s no secret that marijuana is going mainstream in America.  The size of the illegal drug market in the US is estimated at anywhere between $200 and $700 billion.  The legal marijuana trade has already cracked into that number with an estimated market of $1.43 Billion in 2013 and projections hitting $2.34 billion in


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January 24 • Cyber LiabilityDirectors & OfficersThought Leadership

Target’s Cyber and D&O Insurance Might Save Them Serious Cash

  We can’t resist talking about this Target Data breach incident.  It has become a major talking point in tech community and the news that keeps surfacing makes for a great little case study.  So in the latest bit of news to surface:


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November 27 • Thought Leadership

Startups that Give Us More to be Thankful For

  With Thanksgiving upon us, it seems appropriate to do a post about some of the startups out there that are giving people more to be thankful for.  So here’s a small cross section of those companies:


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November 12 • Directors & OfficersThought Leadership

Snapchat: Proof that Startups Need D&O Insurance

  One of the major products we provide for our clients is Directors and Officers Insurance.  Admittedly 90% of our D&O clients sought us out because their investors required them to get coverage.  Don’t be mistaken, though…startups need D&O insurance regardless of the investor situation.


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October 24 • Thought Leadership

Our new site launched!

Welcome to the newly redesigned Foundershield.com!


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September 16 • Thought Leadership

A Note from the Founder: “Why Insurance?”

During my time at Kohort, one of the tasks that fell under my responsibility was assisting with the purchase of insurance for the company. We had just raised $3 million in seed money and we were a legitimate company. Legitimate companies need insurance.  No one really wants to spend money on something from which you


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September 11 • Thought Leadership

Welcome!

This post officially kicks off our blog series here at Founder Shield, and for right now, we’ll keep it short and sweet. 

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