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  • Founders, CEO’s, and employees with stock options at: start-ups, early stage and emerging companies,

  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and angel investors active in the life, health, and employee benefits niche,

  • Insurance companies and banks with internal venture funds,

  • Insurance organizations of all types that are seeking acquisitions, strategic distribution relationships, and product development innovation,

  • Entrepreneurs that are thinking about their next venture in the employee benefits space who appreciate awareness of, and insight into, new and burgeoning technologies that will impact / disrupt employee benefits, and

  • Providers of employee benefits who see the disruption throughout the distribution chain as an opportunity.
Just in the last several weeks you may have seen the number of recent transactions, acquisitions, and strategic relationships jn the employee benefits space; some into the billions of dollars after only a few years.

What has been happening in the employee benefit investment space has been truly incredible, and there is no end in sight that we can see.

In fact, we think we are most likely closer to the beginning than we are to the end.

Papa Exploring Medicaid, Employee Benefit Opportunities Following $10M Funding Round By Bailey Bryant / Home Health Care News - - 10.10.19

Next Insurance raises $250M from Munich Re, becomes a unicorn
Manish Singh@refsrc / TechCrunch - - 10.07.19

FinTech investment in Personal Finance companies tops $700m in the first six months of the year  FINTECH GLOBAL - - 09.24.19

VCs Bet $40 Million On Money App For Those Living Paycheck To Paycheck Jeff Kauflin -v- 09.17.19

Root Insurance Raises $350 Million in Series E Funding, Led by Coatue and DST Global  Business Wire - - 09.11.19

How a stealthy insurance tech startup bootstrapped its way to a $2.35B acquisition in less than 4 years  BY MONICA NICKELSBURG / GeekWire - - 09.06.19

It isn’t just about the technology!


Insuretech, Fintech, SAS, AI, Block Chain, Machine Learning, and other developing technologies are of accelerating interest. But new markets, product improvements, and other innovations are equally as interesting, and are equally attracting investment / distribution interest.

Walt Podgurski

Jim Ouimet