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Global Insurance Accelerator

Global Insurance Accelerator

The Global Insurance Accelerator is a mentor-driven business accelerator designed to foster innovation in the insurance industry by supporting startups targeting the global insurance industry. The firm was founded in 2014 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa. The firm provides a 100 day program with 1:1 meetings with over 60 insurance centric mentors in the first few weeks. Additionally, the startup companies gets exposure at Global Insurance Symposium (Demo Day) and also gets direct access to over 25 insurance companies and indirect access to countless insurance companies. GIA refers to the group of companies from each program as a cohort. The firm looks for startups who are attempting to solve key issues in non-competitive areas such as: fraud, security, risk management, distribution, data/sharing/security, reporting, regulation, device monitoring, actuarial, quoting and more.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Year Founded
Primary Investor Type
Primary Office
  • 321 East Walnut
  • Suite 130
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • United States

Global Insurance Accelerator Investments (38)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Cowbell Cyber 09-Aug-2019 Seed Round 00.00 Network Management Software Startup 000000 0000
0000000 24-Jun-2019 00000 (00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
00 00000000 24-Apr-2019 000000000000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Startup
0000000 00000 21-Jan-2019 000000000000 0000 Network Management Software Startup 000000 0000
00000 15-Jan-2019 000000000000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
00000000 (0000000 09-Jan-2019 000000000000 0000 Medical Records Systems Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
0000000 000 09-Jan-2019 000000000000 0000 Biotechnology Generating Revenue
0000000000 24-Oct-2018 000000000000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Edmund Insurance 30-Aug-2018 Accelerator/Incubator 000.00 Other Insurance Generating Revenue
Pensio 30-Aug-2018 Accelerator/Incubator 0000 Other Commercial Services Startup 00000 00000000
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Global Insurance Accelerator Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Fluttrbox 03-Apr-2018 Merger/Acquisition Completed
00000 00000000000 01-Jul-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
000000 000 00 00000000 Completed
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Global Insurance Accelerator Team (2)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Brian Hemesath Founder and Managing Director 00 0 Des Moines, IA
Nicole Cook Executive 0 Des Moines, IA

Global Insurance Accelerator Co-Investors (6)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Ames Seed Capital 1 0
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company 0 0
Holmes Murphy & Associates 0 0
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund 0 0
ManchesterStory Group 0 0
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