We’ve got your back, but who’s got ours?
We may be a start-up, but we’re working hard to earn your business. To ensure that we are around for the long haul, we’ve partnered with the biggest names in the industry. You can rest assured that we’ll still be here when you need to file a claim.
Why we do this
Next Insurance is a diverse and strong team of engineers, designers, insurance advisors, and product managers who are passionate about making the lives of small business owners easier. We all strive to make the product and experience better for you, our customers. We are led by 3 fearless serial entrepreneurs who discovered how difficult it was to insure the first of their ventures back in 2005. We have set out to make sure no other small businesses are blocked from achieving their dreams because of insurance.
When you start a business, you’re placing a huge bet on yourself. A bet on your ideas. On your passion. Your blood, your sweat and tears. We created Next Insurance to give your business the edge it deserves. Simple, affordable and transparent insurance plans tailored to your specific industry. You want the confidence of great coverage exactly where you need it. And none where you don’t.
Your business is on a very unique mission.
Finally, there’s an insurance partner that understands that.
Where we work and play
We are located in sunny Palo Alto, a suburb of San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our office is close to both the Caltrain and Stanford University. The area is great for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and running, as well as dining out.
Co-Founder and CEO
Guy previously led the team at Check Inc, a mobile bill pay provider, to a successful acquisition by Intuit. At home, Guy is father to 4 amazing daughters, one of whom he climbed Kilimanjaro with a few years ago.
Guy has a BA in Business and Computer Science, Tel- Aviv University, Cum Laude.
Co-Founder and VP of R&D
Nissim was also a co-founder with Guy at Check, Inc., where he grew the engineering team from a small 5 person operation to over 100 engineers. Nissim enjoys being active outside of work, having done the Tour du Mont Blanc hike and more recently starting to row surfski kayaks.
Nissim has a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics, Tel- Aviv University, Cum Laude.
Co-Founder and CTO/Growth Hacker
Our third co-founder, Alon has worked with Guy and Nissim for close to 20 years now. At Check, Inc., he was in a similar role to his current role at Next Insurance as the CTO and leader of growth. He is an avid spin class attendee, consistently taking classes 4 times a week.
Alon has a BSc in Software Engineering and industrial management, Tel- Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Cum Laude.
Sofya led an accomplished career before landing at Next Insurance, including previously running the Risk group at PayPal for both North and South America. In her personal time, Sofya is hoping to get back into ballroom dancing after having been a nationally-ranked dancer in the past.
Sofya has a Masters in Computer Science and BA in Management, MIT.
Before joining Next Insurance, Michelle was CFO and Corporate Treasurer at Rennovia. Prior to that, she spent 9 years at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division working on M&A and capital market transactions. She's passionate about women's basketball, and loves playing and coaching.
Michelle has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA from Princeton University.
VP of Product
One of our first employees, Jang has extensive experience working in a wide range of companies from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He previously owned Amex Mobile apps at American Express. Despite their perennial mediocrity, Jang is a diehard Cincinnati Bengals fan.
Jang has a BS and Masters in Computer Science, MIT.
American Express Ventures
American Express Ventures focuses on consumer commerce and B2B services. They have previous investments in InstaCart, Bill.com, Rent the Runway, Warby Parker, and Stripe.
Founded in 1930, Markel underwrites custom insurance products in specialty markets with hard-to-place risks, like small businesses, and strategically invests in other businesses.
Munich RE / HSB Ventures
Munich Re/HSB Ventures is the corporate strategic venture arm of Munich Re Group and The Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company. Previous investments include Trov and relayr.
Nationwide Ventures invests in start-ups that can help deliver better experiences for Nationwide’s customers by digitizing its core and adjacent businesses. They have also invested in blooom and Insurify.
Ribbit Capital invests globally in unique individuals and brands who are aiming to disrupt financial services. Previous investments include Gusto, Robinhood, Invoice2go, and Funding Circle.
SGVC is a California-based venture capital firm focused on B2B, enterprise software, and fintech companies. Their previous investments include The Bouqs Company, SoFi, and Alibaba.
TLV Partners is a Tel Aviv based venture firm with a focus on investing in innovative early-round start-ups to help connect them with the resources they need to be successful.
Zeev Ventures is a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm led by Oren Zeev with a focus in internet and mobile internet spaces. Recent investments include Houzz, Audible, and DudaMobile.
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