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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 (27)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Byeo 11-Jan-2018 Accelerator/Incubator 0000 Application Software Startup
00000000000 11-Jan-2018 000000000000 0000 Other Insurance Startup
0000000 10-Jan-2018 000000000000 0000 Life and Health Insurance Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
0000000 10-Jan-2018 000000000000 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
00000 10-Jan-2018 000000000000 0000 Entertainment Software Startup 00000 00000000
00000000000 10-Jan-2018 000000000000 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
000000000000 10-Jan-2018 000000000000 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue
0000000000000 01-Jan-2018 000000000000 0000 Social/Platform Software Startup
FindBob 21-Nov-2017 Seed Round 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
FindBob 17-Jan-2017 Accelerator/Incubator 000.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 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 (1)

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

Global Insurance Accelerator Co-Investors (3)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Ames Seed Capital 1 0
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company 0 0
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund 0 0
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