… or so I thought. You see, when I started Boost I figured what’s under the hood is all that matters.

Websites are the sizzle. Anyone can do that.

Execution and tech are the steak. You can’t fake that part.

Then a few things started happening that showed me how naive that was.

First, it was the questions.

“Hey Alex — what exactly does your company do? I can’t tell much from the website…” (Let’s have 15 intro calls to explain)

“Are you an accelerator or something?” (No, we just like working with startups)

“Can we just license your policy…


By Alex Maffeo, Founder & CEO of Boost Insurance

We’ve been heads-down building for the last several months, the core team came together about 4 months ago, and I have personally lost some hair and gained some lbs. All worth it, because today we get to announce a massive accomplishment — one that we think other insurtech startups will be happy about.

Boost has secured reinsurance capacity commitments from some of the smartest, most innovative, and formidable capital providers in the (re)insurance industry. We officially welcome Nephila (well, technically they were already here!),


By Alex Maffeo, Founder & CEO of Boost Insurance

Well that happened…

I posted my first few blogs about 120 days ago when we announced our seed round. I haven’t posted anything since because…well…life has been complete and utter chaos.

I’m writing this while on a flight back from Dallas after a two-day strategy session with State National. Our team learned a ton from the folks at SNC. First, we learned that State National is really f’ing good at what they do. Like really good. …


By Alex Maffeo, Founder & CEO of Boost Insurance

PART 2: What is Boost?

As I described in my previous post, Boost is a B2B insurtech development platform built to solve three critical issues faced by entrepreneurs in the insurance industry — (i) the glacial go-to-market pace for new products, (ii) the integration and data flow issues experienced between high tech startups and low-tech insurance companies, and (iii) the cultural disconnect between incumbents and startups.

What is a “development platform”?

The words “development” and “platform” have very different meanings in insurance and technology.

In insurance, product development is drafting an insurance policy form, conducting actuarial analysis to develop rates for said policies, and working with regulators to get those…


By Alex Maffeo, Founder & CEO of Boost Insurance

PART 1: How We Got Here

How many of you said, “I want to work in insurance!” when someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Personally, I was planning on either playing shortstop for the Yankees or being a garbage man (I was a weird kid), but here I am….an insurance entrepreneur.

Today, we announced the close of our seed round and Boost Insurance is off to the races.

Boost is a B2B insurtech development platform built to solve three critical issues faced by entrepreneurs in the insurance industry — (i) the glacial go-to-market pace…

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