BrokerTech Ventures announces 12 startups for 2020 cohort

BrokerTech Ventures has announced the 12 insurtech startups that will participate in the accelerator’s first cohort, which will begin March 2 in Des Moines.

The startups, all with solutions designed specifically for the broker segment of the insurance industry, include:

, Oakland, CA
Broker Buddha, New York, NY
ChalkBites, Inc., Davenport, IA
CogniSure, Warrenville, IL
ConsumerOptix, Dayton, OH
Goldfinch Health, Austin, TX
Loss Run Pro, LLC, Missoula, MT
MakuSafe Corp., West Des Moines, IA
ProNavigator, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Talage, Inc., Reno, NV
TRUSTLAYER, INC., San Francisco, CA
Wunderite, Inc., Boston, MA

“As a startup founder for the better part of 20 years, having the ups and the downs of running your own company, there is nothing that helps even you out like having real customers providing valuable feedback,” said John Jackovin, executive director of the BrokerTech Ventures Accelerator. “Many programs take years to attract the caliber of companies we have here. Some never get there. With BrokerTech Ventures, we have a group of excited, potential customers hungry to start working with these startups and truly quality startups, founders, and ideas. It’s the perfect set up.”

Through the expertise of its nine owners and partners, BrokerTech Ventures offers the cohort earlier insights into how technology can work within and positively impact the insurance industry.

Collectively, BrokerTech Ventures’ owners and partners make up more than $1 billion in annual distribution, and during the program, the cohort teams will work side-by-side with a veteran mentoring network, receive seed funding for a portion of the company’s research and testing, and gain access to a distribution platform to deploy the viable solutions.

The accelerator will operate out of Gravitate Coworking in Downtown Des Moines. Following the five-week curriculum, BrokerTech Ventures will host an intentional Summer Road Show series, May-August, 2020.