BrokerTech Ventures selects 12 for first cohort

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BrokerTech Ventures, investor group and accelerator program, has chosen the 12 Insurtech startups to participate in the accelerator’s first cohort. The five-week curriculum program will begin March 2 in Des Moines.

The startups selected will gain access to engagement and distribution offerings through BrokerTech Ventures’ nine owners and partners. BrokerTech Ventures will also offer the cohort earlier insights into how technology can work within and positively impact the insurance industry. Working alongside owners who collectively earn over $1 billion in annual distribution, the startups will gain access to a distribution platform to deploy the viable solutions, gain veteran mentoring networking, and receive seed funding for a portion of the company’s research and testing.

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John Jackovin, executive director of BrokerTech Ventures Accelerator shared, “Many programs take years to attract the caliber of companies we have here. Some never get there. With BrokerTech Ventures, we have a group of excited, potential customers hungry to start working with these startups and truly quality startups, founders, and ideas. It’s the perfect set up.”

The selected startups, all with solutions designed specifically for the broker segment of the insurance industry include:

  • Agentero, Oakland, CA
  • Broker Buddha, New York, NY
  • ChalkBites, Inc., Davenport, IA
  • CogniSure, Warrenville, IL
  • ConsumerOptix, Dayton, OH
  • Goldfinch Health, Austin, TX
  • Loss Run Pro, LLC, Missoula, MT
  • MakuSafe Corp., West Des Moines, IA
  • ProNavigator, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Talage, Inc., Reno, NV
  • TRUSTLAYER, INC., San Francisco, CA
  • Wunderite, Inc, Boston, MA

“Partnering with nine industry leaders that are embracing the power of technology presents a unique opportunity for us to continue to enhance the small commercial insurance market across the channel and the country, said Adam Kiefer, CEO and co-founder of Talage.

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