PLEASANTON, Calif. – March 11, 2021 – Cowbell Cyber, the industry’s first AI-powered cyber insurance provider for small to medium enterprises (SMEs), today announced that it has closed $20 Million in Series A funding to scale its game-changing offering for continuous underwriting and closed-loop risk management. Brewer Lane Ventures led the investment with participation from Pivot Investment Partners, Avanta Ventures, Markel Corporation, and existing investors ManchesterStory, Tri-Valley Ventures, and Holmes Murphy. The new capital will be used to fund product development, expand risk engineering, sales, marketing, and increase Cowbell’s footprint nationwide.
The company also announced that Martha Notaras, Managing Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures, will join the Cowbell Board of Directors and Akbar Poonawala, Co-Founder at Pivot Investment Partners, will join as a board observer.
This investment follows Cowbell Cyber’s September 2020 launch of its Prime 250 program, which empowers insurance agents to issue personalized cyber policies – a program that has since expanded to 38 states. Cowbell Cyber will continue aggressively growing its risk pool of 10 million continuously monitored organizations and its network of more than 4,500 agents and brokers that now distribute all of Cowbell’s cyber insurance programs. Cowbell’s precision in underwriting and speed in the distribution has helped the company achieve 1,595 percent growth in premium run-rate since then, making it the fastest-growing cyber insurance provider in the industry, which is projected to grow fourfold from 2018 to reach a value of more than $20B by 2025.
“Cybersecurity is now a risk management issue that is critical to the future of the insurance industry and is evolving at a pace that insurers have rarely seen,” said Jack Kudale, Founder and CEO, Cowbell Cyber. “Cowbell Cyber has capitalized on businesses’ accelerated digitization and an ever-changing threat landscape. Cowbell embraces AI and machine learning to gain efficiency and accuracy when assessing and underwriting cyber risk while focusing on the fundamental needs of our policyholders: keeping their businesses protected from evolving cyber threats.”
Cowbell’s AI-powered standalone and tailored programs protect businesses from cyber threats that cripple an infiltrated business. As the threat landscape intensifies, business interruptions that result from ransomware attacks are up 20%, lasting up to 19 days, which, for many organizations, leads to a complete shutdown due to overwhelming costs. Cowbell Cyber’s closed-loop approach to cyber risk bundles cybersecurity awareness training, continuous risk assessment, and pre and post-breach risk improvement services. Its cyber policies empower policyholders to be proactive about managing cyber risks.
“Through its cutting-edge, AI-powered platform, Cowbell Cyber is well-positioned to disrupt today’s explosive cyber insurance market and redefine the industry,” said Martha Notaras, Managing Partner, Brewer Lane Ventures. “As the marketplace continues to see significant growth, we are thrilled to be joining the organization at a time in their journey where they are seeing unrivaled traction, and have put together a world-class team, staking a claim as a dominant force in the industry.”
Cowbell’s continuous risk assessment services, Cowbell Factors, are available free, on-demand to all businesses at https://cowbell.insure/for-businesses/.
About Cowbell Cyber
Cowbell Cyber is dedicated to providing standalone, admitted individualized, and easy-to-understand cyber insurance for businesses with up to $1 Billion in revenue. In its unique AI-based approach to risk selection and pricing, Cowbell’s continuous underwriting platform, powered by Cowbell Factors, compresses the insurance process from submission to issue to less than 5 minutes. Cowbell Insurance Agency is currently licensed in 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia and provides SMEs with admitted cyber insurance on AM Best “A” rated paper with up to $15 Million in coverage. For more information, please visit www.cowbell.insure
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