About The Talk
Insurance is an important but often misunderstood investment for your startup. There’s a wide variety of insurance that can protect your company and your employees — like general liability, workers comp, property, and cyber.
With the variety of areas you can be covered, it can be hard to know what your startup needs. To dive into this, we’re excited to chat with Sam Hodges, Co-founder and CEO of Vouch Insurance, an insurance company serving early stage startups with proprietary insurance products and risk assessment tools.
Vouch has raised over $70 million in venture capital from investors like Silicon Valley Bank, Y Combinator, Ribbit Capital, and Index Ventures.
Join us as we dive into Sam’s experience building Vouch, his advice to founders about business insurance, and more!
Co-founder and CEO of Vouch Insurance
Sam Hodges is co-founder and CEO of Vouch Insurance, a venture-backed commercial insurance business focused on serving the needs of high-growth companies. Previously, Sam served as co-founder and U.S. Managing Director for Funding Circle, a leading global lending platform for small businesses, where he helped scale the U.S. operation to over $1.5B in total origination volume, serving tens of thousands of small businesses. Funding Circle went public on the London Stock Exchange in Fall 2018. Before this, Sam played a role in building several other financial technology companies and started his career in management consulting and investing. Sam currently serves on the boards of two private companies. He received his MBA and MS from Stanford University and graduated magna cum laude from Brown University. Sam is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
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