Insurance for Venture Firms
Bespoke coverages for tech investors.
Vouch helps protect your firm, your General Partners, and your Limited Partners from risks unique to Venture Capital.
Dedicated support to assess your firm’s risk
Competitive rates for your firm and your portfolio
Trusted by leading VC funds
WHY DO I NEED BUSINESS INSURANCE?
Protection against risks unique to Venture Capitalists.
Misappropriation of funds
Cap Table mismanagement
Misstatement of fund performance
Sensitive IP and personal information
Phishing, social engineering, ransomware
Funds and transfer fraud
Board member decisions
Consultation outcome liabilities
High and variable compensation
Limited HR Resources
Coverages for Venture Capital Firms
Vouch’s tailored coverages for specialized risks.
General Partnership Liability is a holistic solution to provide protection for the unique structure of VC firms
GPL Insurance Essentials
Directors & Officers
Protection for the firm and the personal assets of founders, executives, and board members.
Errors & Omissions
Protection for when a mistake in your service causes a financial loss to a portfolio company or limited partner.
Outside Directorship Liability
Protection for your partners when they sit on the boards of portfolio companies.
Employment Practice Liability
Protection from allegations of wrongdoing by and between managers and employees.
Additional Recommended Coverages
Foundational protection for the basic risks of running a VC firm.
Protection for the cost of data breaches caused by mistakes, hacking and social engineering.
Coverage for employee theft and issues with transfer of funds.
TALK TO AN ADVISOR
Business insurance for your fund and portfolio companies
With Vouch, there are never any added or hidden fees. Our specialized GPL coverages are built to scale as you and your portfolio grows, so that you’re protected at every stage.
Vouch is the modern insurer trusted by top Venture firms.
Our team of advisors, underwriters, claims managers, and specialty brokers are experts–not just in insurance, but in your business.
Insurance veterans with deep knowledge of VC fund structures and investment types, so you can get the right coverages and limits in place based on your risk profile.
Dedicated Account Managers
Your designated insurance advisor is your single point of contact for questions or requests related to your fund or your portcos.
Responsive Client Servicing
Exceptional service with rapid turnaround times, so you can quickly knock insurance off your to-do list.
Holistic Risk Management
Robust coverage for both you and your portfolio companies, so you can trust that you’re being protected from every angle.
No hidden or added brokerage fees that can add significant cost without delivering value.
Venture firms and their portfolio clients experience heightened exposures at an earlier stage.
A founder of an underperforming fintech company in your portfolio sues you for alleged conflict of interest, claiming that you shared confidential information with another fintech company in your portfolio.
The D&O and E&O coverages within the GPL policy would cover legal fees and settlements, saving the fund and you from personal financial burden.
An LP sues a fund for holding an investment for an improper period of time, causing financial harm, despite representations made about the strategies for managing and divesting from investments.
The GPL policy's E&O coverage covered legal fees and settlements.
A state securities regulator launches an investigation into a VC firm for allegedly collecting excessive management fees without proper disclosure to their LPs.
The GPL policy's D&O coverage covered legal fees related to the regulatory investigation, protecting the VC firm from personal financial burden and allowing them to focus on resolving the issue.
Project management software startup
The CFO of a startup makes an error in the preparation of financial statements that were used in a funding round. A major shareholder investor learns of the error and sues, alleging material misrepresentation.
The D&O policy covers the costs to defend the lawsuit, the settlement, and the investor's legal fees. Because Vouch does not exclude suits brought from major shareholders, this claim is covered, even though the lawsuit was brought by an investor.
Software testing platform startup
A startup that provides software testing tools experiences a breach when attackers are able to take advantage of an error in how the startup built docker images, potentially allowing attackers access to customers’ sensitive data.
The Cyber policy covers the costs for a computer forensic investigation, public relations advice, and claims by customers for the cost to conduct their own forensic investigation.
Billing software startup
A startup sells their invoice and billing software to a client. After using the software, the client learns they have been sending invoices with incorrect amounts to their customers. They allege that the startup made errors in the design and implementation of their software.
The E&O policy covers the costs to defend the allegation. The matter is settled after the startup agrees to a monetary settlement, including the client's legal fees.
VENTURE INSURANCE TEAM
Meet our experts
Kevin is a Lead Broker at Vouch Specialty. He works with the Venture Capital Partnerships team, helping VC & PE firms secure insurance coverages to meet their unique needs and mitigate potential liability. Kevin’s responsibilities include evaluating VC & PE firms’ risks and negotiating with insurance carriers to ensure clients receive the best available terms & conditions and pricing. Kevin has 10 years of experience in the insurance industry with a heavy focus on placing management liability insurance.
Venture Partnerships Manager
Linda manages Venture Capital partnerships. She works with Vouch's Speciality team to help secure insurance coverages for new and emerging VC & PE partners. Linda's main role is to support the portfolio companies business insurance needs with education content and connecting them with relevant partners as they scale.
Common questions, answered.
What is a typical coverage amount?
The industry rule of thumb is $1,000,000 in coverage for every $100M in AUM. We recommend talking to our Insurance Advisors to discuss your firms specific exposure.
How is GPL insurance priced?
Investment focus, LP base, AUM, firm structure, portfolio companies, board seats and other factors all typically play a role in GPL pricing.
How can I get a GPL quote for my firm?
Connect with our team by submitting the questionnaire above, and one of our licensed Advisors will be in touch right away. We’ll work with you to get you the best coverage possible for your firm.
Can Vouch insure my portfolio companies too?
Yes, we offer proprietary coverages that are specially designed for startups. To learn more about how Vouch can help insure your portfolio companies, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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