BrokerTech Ventures (BTV) has selected the 10 insurtech startups for its fifth accelerator program and the addition of two new partners. Insurance Office of America is BTV’s newest broker partner and Dowling Capital is a new community partner. BTV now has a portfolio of 23 brokerage firms, insurance companies and wholesalers, and community partners with nationwide and international presence. The accelerator […]

The Global Insurance Accelerator has announced seven companies that will participate in the 2024 accelerator program beginning Jan. 10. The 100-day program will operate in a hybrid format with in-person and virtual portions, concluding with the companies’ presentations at the Global Insurance Symposium on April 17. The GIA has also hired Jenni Gruenisen as its […]

BrokerTech Ventures (BTV) has opened applications for the fifth cohort of its accelerator program. The deadline to apply is Dec. 18. According to a news release, the concept of the BTV Accelerator is to be an “innovation hub” and proof of concept environment for broker-centric products and technology solutions, ultimately bringing validated solutions to the industry. The […]

Participants can now register for the 2024 Global Insurance Symposium, which is scheduled for April 16 and 17 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The symposium’s 10-year celebration theme is “Navigating a New Frontier of Risk” and will be co-chaired by Aaron Pearce, president and CEO of Pharmacists Mutual, and Christian Walk, senior vice […]

BrokerTech Ventures (BTV) has shared the results of its latest report on the achievements of its accelerator startups. BTV has hosted four cohorts of the accelerator for broker-centric insurance technology companies, which included 48 participating startups. Highlights from the report include: “One of the reasons we signed on as BTV’s first carrier partner in 2020 […]

A new Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices survey finds that America’s small business owners are struggling to access capital needed to operate and grow their businesses, as interest rates rise and banks continue to tighten lending standards. Of the small business owners who have applied for a new business loan over the past year […]

In 2014, the Global Insurance Accelerator was a first for Iowa in many ways, including how it brought together seven local insurance companies to partner and invest in an accelerator dedicated to advancing innovative ideas for the insurance industry. Those founding investors were Principal Financial Group, Delta Dental of Iowa, FBL Financial Group, IMT Insurance, […]