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Filing a commercial insurance claim isn’t usually a fun endeavor but often a necessary one. Let’s reflect on what leaders can learn from filing a claim.

Talent acquisition for startups can be a deciding factor toward success or failure for the company. This post reviews the intricacies of this endeavor and tips for leaders to navigate it savvily.

Purchasing IP insurance is more extensive and time-consuming than any other coverage, merely because of the comprehensive due diligence process. Let’s demystify it for you.

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November 21 • Spotlight

Startups We’re Thankful For: 2023 Edition

Every day we team with brilliant leaders taking their young companies to new heights. Here are a few of those startups we’re thankful for, what makes them amazing, and how they’re making a difference.


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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February 27 • Risk Management

How to Leverage Your Business Insurance — 5 Tips

When was the last time you considered how to leverage your business insurance? It’s more than a safety net. In fact, this approach can give you a unique edge. Here’s how.


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February 20 • Claims

What a Commercial Insurance Claim Reveals About Your Business

Filing a commercial insurance claim isn’t usually a fun endeavor but often a necessary one. Let’s reflect on what leaders can learn from filing a claim.


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February 15 • EPLI

How Talent Acquisition for Startups Can Impact Risk Management

Talent acquisition for startups can be a deciding factor toward success or failure for the company. This post reviews the intricacies of this endeavor and tips for leaders to navigate it savvily.


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February 13 • Intellectual Property

IP Due Diligence Checklist: What to Expect When You Shop for IP Insurance

Purchasing IP insurance is more extensive and time-consuming than any other coverage, merely because of the comprehensive due diligence process. Let’s demystify it for you.

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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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.

Business Owner Risk Management Checklist

This checklist is designed to help you identify and mitigate potential risks within your startup.

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.