Bespoke coverages for tech investors.

Vouch can help protect your firm, your GPs, and your LPs from risks unique to VC through policies like Venture Capital Asset Protection.

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WHY DO I NEED VCAP INSURANCE?

Protection against risks unique to Venture Capitalists.

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LP risks

  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Cap table mismanagement
  • Misstatement of fund performance
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Portfolio risks

  • Underinsured PortCos
  • Board member decisions
  • Missed diligence
  • Consultation outcome liabilities
  • IP infringement
  • PortCo bankruptcy
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Cyber risks

  • Sensitive IP and PII
  • Phishing, social engineering, ransomware
  • Funds and transfer fraud
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Employee risks

  • High and variable compensation
  • Limited HR Resources

WHAT COVERAGES DO I NEED?

Coverages for Venture Capital Firms

VCAP INSURANCE ESSENTIALS

Traditional coverages fail to address the unique structure of VC firms. VCAP is a holistic solution providing coverage for the firm, the funds and portfolio companies.
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 GPs when they sit on the boards of portfolio companies.

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED COVERAGES

Vouch offers additional coverages engineered for the tech sector. Bundle and save when you place all of your firm’s insurance with Vouch.
General Liability

Foundational protection for the basic risks of running a VC firm.

Employment Practice Liability

Protection from actual and frivolous allegations of wrongdoing by and between managers and employees.

Cyber

Protection for the cost of data breaches caused by mistakes, hacking and social engineering.

Crime

Coverage for employee theft and issues with transfer of funds.

LEARN MORE ABOUT VCAP

Frequently Asked Questions

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 VCAP insurance priced?

It takes into consideration a mix of investment focus, LP base, AUM, and firm structure, among other factors.

How can I get a VCAP 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 advisors@vouch.us.

MEET YOUR VENTURE INSURANCE TEAM

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Ally Schneider

East Coast Venture Capital Partnerships

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Ally manages East Coast Venture Capital partnerships. She works with Vouch's Speciality team to help secure insurance coverages for new and emerging VC & PE partners. Ally's main role is to support the portfolio companies business insurance needs with education content and connecting them with relevant partners as they scale.

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Kevin Watt

Lead Broker, Vouch Specialty

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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.

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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.
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Dedicated support to assess your firm’s risk
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Competitive rates for your firm and your portfolio
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Trusted by leading VC funds
WHY DO I NEED BUSINESS INSURANCE?

Protection against risks unique to Venture Capitalists.

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LP risks

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Misappropriation of funds
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Cap Table mismanagement
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Misstatement of fund performance
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Cyber Risks

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Sensitive IP and personal information
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Phishing, social engineering, ransomware
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Funds and transfer fraud
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Cyber Risks

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Underinsured PortCos
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Board member decisions
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Missed diligence
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Consultation outcome liabilities
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IP infringement
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PortCo bankruptcy
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Employee Risks

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High and variable compensation
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Limited HR Resources

Coverages for Venture Capital Firms

Vouch’s tailored coverages for specialized risks.

Traditional coverages fail to address the unique structure of VC firms, PE Firms and Venture Studios. General Partnership Liability (GPL) is a holistic solution providing coverage for the firm, the funds and portfolio companies.
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.
Employment Practice Liability
Protection from allegations of wrongdoing by and between managers and employees.
Outside Directorship Liability
Protection for your GPs when they sit on the boards of portfolio companies.
Additional Recommended Coverages
General Liability
Foundational protection for the basic risks of running a VC firm.
Cyber
Protection for the cost of data breaches caused by mistakes, hacking and social engineering.
Crime
Coverage for employee theft and issues with transfer of funds.
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.
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WHY VOUCH

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.
Domain Expertise
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.
Competitive pricing
No hidden or added brokerage fees that can add significant cost without delivering value.

CLAIMS EXAMPLES

Venture firms and their portfolio clients experience heightened exposures at an earlier stage.

Case Study
Incident
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.
Resolution
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.
Incident
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.
Resolution
The GPL policy's E&O coverage covered legal fees and settlements.
Incident
A state securities regulator launches an investigation into a VC firm for allegedly collecting excessive management fees without proper disclosure to their LPs.
Resolution
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
Incident
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.
Resolution
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
Incident
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.
Resolution
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
Incident
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.
Resolution
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 Watt
Lead Broker
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.
Linda Horn
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.

FAQ's

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 advisors@vouch.us.