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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.

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.

The crypto market used to be hot news for its new innovations — but now the scams and lawsuits tend to make headlines. Let review some recent cases and talk about lessons we can learn from them.

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IPO Roadmap Feature
October 26 • Risk ManagementSpotlight

Guide to Going Public: De-Risking the Process of Filing for an IPO

If filing for an IPO is in your future, this guide will help you make sense of the entire process, from prepping your IPO team years in advance to managing SEC comments in the heat of the transition. And we’ve called in the experts!


Cyber Liability Insurance Trends 2022
February 22 • Cyber LiabilitySpotlightThought Leadership

Cyber Liability Insurance Trends 2022

After an exceptionally rough year in cybersecurity, let’s review cyber liability insurance trends to expect in 2022.


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January 28 • Directors & OfficersSpotlightThought Leadership

D&O Insurance Pricing Trends 2022

The D&O insurance market has experienced some unique action this past year. Let’s review recent happenings and our predictions for 2022.


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September 8 • Risk ManagementSpotlightThought Leadership

Risk Management: Avoid, Reduce, Transfer or Accept?

Risk management is a must for Fintech, Saas, Rideshare, Cannabis, Micromobility companies, and more. Here’s a short cut to navigating exposures.


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November 23 • Growth

10 Venture Capital Firms Investing in Early-Stage Startups

Although investors have hit the brakes on the growth-stage, early-stage startups remain a hot commodity. Here are some top VC firms to know.


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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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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.


crypto-market-news
November 4 • Thought Leadership

6 Lessons Learned From Recent Crypto Lawsuits — Market News to Know

The crypto market used to be hot news for its new innovations — but now the scams and lawsuits tend to make headlines. Let review some recent cases and talk about lessons we can learn from them.

Webinars

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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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Webinar – Your Guide to Startup Resources

Real-business advice from the real-world to help small business owners like you tap into those resources available to you.

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Webinar – Risk Management & Insurance for Early Stage Growth

Our goal is to demystify insurance and risk management to put you in position to maximize your growth.

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Webinar – Derisking an early-stage venture capital raise

Develop a better understanding of investors as a customer persona, so that you can better align with market expectations and potentially shave months off your fundraising timeline!

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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)!

EPL 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 EPL 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.