PEER TO PEER: Lunch & Learn, “Business Insurance 101,” with Les Williams (MBA 2005) of Risk Cooperative, LLC — HBS Startup Studio


For HBS Alumni only.  Register here.

“Business Insurance 101” will cover a brief history of insurance, what types of insurance most growing firms need, and what new initiatives are impacting small businesses (I.e. the Affordable Care Act).

Risk Cooperative is a specialized strategy, risk and capital management firm founded around the question, what would you do in a world without risk? With this guiding principle, Risk Cooperative addresses the most pressing strategic questions of market expansion and innovation, strives to remove risk from management decisions and works to level the playing field for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the capital markets. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Risk Cooperative stands on three often separate disciplines of strategy, risk and investment, bringing them together as a part of our methodology to unlock value from risk.

In many instances, small firms (especially startups) are uneducated in terms of the business insurance required for their company during the early growth stages. We help firms during this stage reduce their risk exposure, across both the Life & Health spectrum and the Property & Casualty (including Cyber Liability Insurance) spectrum.

Founded in 2014 by a team of risk, strategy and capital management executives, Risk Cooperative operates across a wide range of industries helping them gain access to global markets and innovate. Risk Cooperative is a licensed brokerage across the full spectrum of risk and insurance solutions, and we are strategically partnered with Lloyd’s.