The Future of Insurance Podcast – Dan Israel
Managing Director, Global Insurance Accelerator
Season 5, Episode 2, September 26, 2023
The Global Insurance Accelerator started in 2014 with a mission to drive innovation through the insurance industry. It was formed as a partnership between insurance carriers, innovation leaders, and local governmental leaders in Des Moines. Their goal was to bring a program to the industry that would combine mentor-led programming and early-stage capital to truly accelerate the best founders in the industry.
And since ideas and founders could come from anywhere and anyone, the GIA has brought in founders from all over the world in the years since, attracting founders from five continents and invested over $3 million in early-stage insurtech companies.
Today, with successful founder exits and an eye for growth in the future, the GIA is ready for the next decade, to bring innovation to the insurance industry through partnerships between companies, mentors, founders, and investors.
Dan joined in 2022 as Managing Director. Prior to the GIA, he held roles in innovation, management and strategy, finance, and operations within a number of industries. Dan has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.B.A. in Finance and Economics from the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business.