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Are SPACs the New IPO for Going Public Fast?

They’re a hot topic on Wall Street — but why are companies forgoing the traditional IPO route and opting for SPACs?

Top 5 Social Media Influencer Lawsuits

A social media influencer often reaches millions of people, raising the stakes for the mid-market companies who hire them. Here’s how these risks unfold.

Navigating Evolving Risks in the Biotech Industry

The biotech industry thrives on forward thinking and innovative technology—but faces plenty of risks nonetheless. Here’s an industry-wide look.

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March 23 • Directors & OfficersSpotlight

D&O Insurance Pricing Trends 2021

Amid a game-changing pandemic, D&O insurance pricing trends have shifted. Here’s a look back at 2020 and what to expect from 2021.


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January 19 • Insurance Pro TipsSpotlight

How to Navigate Commercial Insurance Renewals in 2021

Commercial insurance renewals often seem daunting, especially amid a pandemic. Here is insider information to help you navigate this task.


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January 5 • Insurance Pro TipsSpotlight

Social Inflation: Why Business Insurance Premiums Are Increasing

Although unnerving, it’s natural to experience the ups and downs of the market. Here’s a look at how social inflation impacts your business insurance premiums.


June 20 • General LiabilitySpotlight

The Ultimate Guide to Insurance Requirements in Contracts

Vendors, cities, partners, investors, etc.— often require specific insurance policies as a part of a contract. We breakdown why and what you need to know


April 14 • Series B

When Should You Raise Series B Funding?

What are the key steps in preparation for a Series B? How to game plan for what’s to come, what to expect, and the pitfalls to avoid.


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April 13 • Directors & Officers

Are SPACs the New IPO for Going Public Fast?

They’re a hot topic on Wall Street — but why are companies forgoing the traditional IPO route and opting for SPACs?


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April 10 • Cyber LiabilityRisk Management Tips

Top 5 Social Media Influencer Lawsuits

A social media influencer often reaches millions of people, raising the stakes for the mid-market companies who hire them. Here’s how these risks unfold.


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April 6 • Insurance Pro Tips

Navigating Evolving Risks in the Biotech Industry

The biotech industry thrives on forward thinking and innovative technology—but faces plenty of risks nonetheless. Here’s an industry-wide look.

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Key Takeaways from the Rideshare & P2P Leasing Panel

There were some great discussions covering the growth challenges Ride-Share / Peer-to-Peer companies face, and how to overcome them.

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Key Takeaways from the On-Demand Delivery Panel

There were some great discussions covering key growth factors, challenges, and how the On-Demand Delivery industry is positioned to succeed.

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Webinar: Key Takeaways from the Micromobility Panel

There were some great discussions covering key growth factors, managing relationships with stakeholders, what micromobility is doing to help during the COVID-19 crisis, and how the industry is positioned to succeed.

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Whitepapers

Industry focused information on insurance

AV Risk Management Guide

Whitepaper on Commercial Insurance for Autonomous Vehicles companies. Learn about the legal climate, risk management and the insurance policies you need.

Biotech Risk Management Guide

Risk Management Guide for Biotechnology Companies. Learn about exposures, the FDA approval process, claim scenarios and the insurance policies you need.

Cannabis Risk Management Guide

Commercial Insurance for Cannabis companies. Learn about the legal climate, risk management and the insurance policies you need.

Risk Management 101

Resources for all things insurance

Understanding Certificates of Insurance (COIs)

Everything you need to know about Certificates of Insurance (COIs)!

EPLI Coverage: How Does Your Employee Handbook Measure Up?

Here’s why every startup or mid-market business should size up their employee handbook against its EPLI coverage.

The Ultimate Guide to Insurance Requirements in Contracts

Vendors, cities, partners, investors, etc.— often require specific insurance policies as a part of a contract. We breakdown why and what you need to know

Understanding insurance audits

The word “audit” is intimidating but in the insurance world it’s nothing to worry about! In this post, we look at what insurance audits are, why carriers need to perform them and how you can prepare so you’re not caught off guard.

Workers’ Compensation: State by State Guide

Ever wonder how your state meaures up when it comes to Workers’ Compensation? Here’s a detailed guide to help you sort it out.

Insurance 101: what’s a retention?

Ever feel like reading your policy creates more questions than it answers? You’re not alone. Insurance is filled with jargon. While there’s good reason for your insurance policy being a 100+ page monster filled with a dizzying web of definitions and exclusions, the ‘why‘ doesn’t really matter to most people…they just want to know what’s

IPO Insights: 7 Considerations for Late-Stage Companies

Preparing for an IPO can seem like a daunting task for late-stage companies — but it doesn’t have to be. Considering these tips will make the process more manageable.

Directors & Officers Insurance for IPOs

Any company considering an IPO needs an effective Directors & Officers insurance program in place. We break down the pros and cons of IPO’s and how they will impact your D&O policy.

3 Key Takeaways from the Recent Frenzy of Tech IPOs

Several tech companies have gone public simultaneously. After reviewing each, here are some lessons we can learn from the IPO rush.

Pre-IPO Checklist 2019

Considering an IPO? We’ve created a 10 part a checklist to serve as a preliminary starting point for thought and discussion, as well as a brief primer on the process.

Public vs. Private Company D&O Insurance Explained

We break down the differences between private vs. public D&O policies and discuss common claim scenarios.

How to generate revenue & funding with insurance

How do you turn a cost center into a revenue engine? We discuss how high-growth companies can get this done with right Insurance. (via TechCrunch)

Private Equity / Venture Capital Risk Management

Risk Management Guide for Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms. Learn about exposures, claim scenarios and the insurance policies you need.

Top 4 Venture Capital Insurance Claims from Investors

This is the third installment in Founder Shield’s VC-Focused series and explains venture capital insurance claims VCs might face from their investors. If you’d like to learn more about the basics of what these insurance policies do and don’t cover, check out our intro post as well as our post about regulatory investigations.      

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.

Venture Capital Insurance and the SEC

In our first post on venture capital insurance, we took a high level view of four scenarios where this management liability, professional liability, and employment practices liability insurance policy could protect you, your firm, and your investors. We also spoke about the potential costs of having — as well as not having — this coverage

Employee Lawsuits: The Top 3 Risks Faced by VC’s

This is the fourth installment of Founder Shield’s VC-Focused series. Last week, we reviewed some examples of lawsuits from your investors and how you can protect yourself. Be sure to also check out our introductory post as well as our discussion of the impact of regulatory investigations and the insurance policies that will help you stay afloat when the SEC

VC Funding for Life Sciences Companies

VC funding for life sciences companies has evolved significantly in the past two decades. Here’s what you need to know about financing in the space.