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Specialty Insurance Lines - Start-Ups and Private Equity Backed Companies

Specialty Insurance Lines - Start-Ups and Private Equity Backed Companies

Specialty Briefs

Fast Growing Start-Ups, especially those backed by private equity, need an insurance agent who understands their business and their goals.

Start-ups that partner with investors are often presented with a lengthy and sometimes confusing list of insurance requirement. Up until this point, start-ups have paid little or no attention to insurance and their only experience may have been getting a policy to comply with the requirement of a landlord. Just like you, many of our clients (technology, craft brewers, life science & biotechnology) are also backed by outside investors and that has given us unique experience serving these industries.

Fast growing companies need solutions, not surprises. Terms like directors & officers liability or cyber liability may sound foreign to you. We take the time to help you understand the insurance products your investors are asking you to purchase and the “why” behind all of it. We also provide clients with a full risk review so that dollars are not unnecessarily spent on insurance but instead invested in your company’s growth.

Our team has a wide array of experience working with start-ups and early stage companies. In fact, our Start-Up Practice leader, Sherwood Bowditch, has served on the board of two start-up companies. We look forward to learning your vision.

Contact Sherwood Bowditch at 1-888-342-2311 to discuss early stage company’s insurance needs.

Please feel free to browse our Specialty Line Best Practices Briefs  (available in PDF).

Big Surprises for Early Stage Companies
Directors & Officers Insurance for Start-Up's
Managing Your Start-Up Investment Risk (Private Equity) 


Winters-Oliver is a specialty insurance agency offering property & casualty insurance and employee benefits to small and middle market businesses.