Vouch Raises $90 Million in New Funding and Launches Insurance Carrier

Because Leadership Means Getting Insurance Right

Vouch insures seed-stage and venture-backed technology startups.

And startups that defy categorization

So you can focus on what matters.

Protection from the little things that threaten the big picture.

Why Vouch

Insurance is broken,
especially for startups.

Legacy insurance companies are struggling to adapt to the new business models pioneered by technology startups.

Perhaps you’ve heard a broker say
Sorry, we can’t insure you without revenue. Funding doesn’t count.
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is still 1 of 7 categories insurers use to underwrite technology companies.
Vouch believes

Insurance must be fixed by starting from scratch.

The promise


No more PDFs, long email threads and phone tag with a broker. Vouch is the fastest, most-efficient way to buy and manage insurance for startups from seed to Series C and beyond.

measures of risk

Insurance is expensive when risk is unknown, and legacy insurers don’t understand startups. Vouch has rebuilt pricing from scratch, leveraging only startup-focused data in our proprietary risk taxonomy that is 17x more robust than legacy models.


Legacy policies are confusing, riddled with exclusions, and designed for legacy risks. Vouch has engineered a new suite of simple, customizable business coverages designed specifically for startups.

Shannon Lu - Software Engineer - San Francisco

$70 million raised to date.

Vouch is backed by a broad coalition of Silicon Valley institutions and investors.

I grew up in an insurance business. Our dinner table was the boardroom.
& VP of Biz Dev

Travis Hedge

Travis wanted to be a broker, just like his parents, but ultimately pursued a career in Venture Capital at Nationwide Insurance and SVB Capital. He invested in startups that were changing everything, but were held back by insurance that hadn't changed at all.

As a CEO, I’ve experienced claims, lawsuits and settlements. I know how important insurance is to entrepreneurship.
Co-founder & CEO


Sam formerly co-founded and led the US arm of Funding Circle, the world’s leading marketplace for business loans. There he experienced the complexity, expense and frustration of legacy business insurance. After leading the company to IPO, he was ready for a new challenge.

The North Star
Vouch was founded to increase the number of startups that succeed.

We aspire to remove chance from the equation, so founders win and lose for the right reasons.

Our first step: fix business insurance.
Meet the Team

Built by the best in San Francisco & Chicago.

Amanda Sandoval
Senior Insurance Advisor
Roman Ryan
Business Operations - Insurance
Travis Hedge
Co-Founder & VP of Biz. Dev.
Morgan Faulkner
Community & Events Manager
Michelle Threadgould
Content Marketing Manager
Aadik Shekar
Head of Business Ops & Strategy
Ben Watts
Senior Software Engineer
Carrie Phillips
Lead Designer
Debbie Sasak
Senior Account Manager
Eric Van Egmond
Engineering Manager
Kai Hansen
Head of Marketing
Kevin Drews
Director of Sales
Ally Schneider
Venture Partnerships Lead
Warren D'Souza
Senior Underwriting Analyst
Tyler Hinman
Software Engineer
Tasha Matheson
Head of Claims
Ronnie Wang
Senior Product Manager
Pedram Navid
Senior Software Engineer
Myles Hilliard
Senior Account Manager, Growth
Mike Christofersen
Software Engineer
Brian Acks
Head of Finance
Chris Risi
Business Development Manager
Dominic Grimaldi
Underwriting Operations Manager
Jeremy Park
Software Engineer
Kathy Manny
Leah Headd
Software Engineer
Adam Diagian
Director of Growth
Cassidy Clawson
Creative Director
Jerico Brewer
Business Recruiting Manager
Ximena Cervantes
Senior Technical Recruiter
Wes Joseph
Senior Account Manager
Tony Thomson
Senior Software Engineer
Shannon Lu
Software Engineer
Rangoli Bhattacharjee
Business Operations Manager
Nicole Hoops
BD Representative
Mike Synowicki
Head of Pricing
Anna Lee
Compliance Ops Associate
Candace Arterberry
Insurance Product Analyst
David Kaufman
Senior Account Manager
Drew Hylbert
Staff Engineer
John Wallace
Chief Insurance Officer
Kelly Wulff
General Counsel

Can you help us fix insurance?

Join our team of technologists and insurance professionals in San Francisco and Chicago.