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Roland Osborne

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September 08, 2021
September 08, 2021

Zipia Is Helping Unlock Digital Insurance Sales in Brazil

The U.S. insurtech market has been hot for years and momentum is picking up globally. That includes Latin America, which has a growing ecosystem of companies innovating in insurance, especially as insurance sales surge in the wake of the pandemic....
March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021

Penfield AI Elevates the Human Potential to Address Enterprise Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity is a growing interest in the 500 Startups community seeing as how Cyber threats are increasingly dangerous and widespread. The problem is no longer about simply detecting security threats--given the level of innovation that has gone ...
January 28, 2021
January 28, 2021

Tethr Provides a Peer-Enabled Mental Health and Well-Being Platform for Men

Even before the pandemic, 77% of men were dealing with some form of stress, anxiety, or depression and 40% said it would take thoughts of suicide or self-harm for them to reach out and get any help, according to a survey by behavioral care provide...
December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

Drover Helps Scooter Operators Comply with Municipal Regulations and Win Business

Because of COVID-19 fears, there is a decline of people using mass transit and Uber for short city trips and increased adoption of personal micromobility for health and environmental purposes. Along with this trend, we know there is an increased n...

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Roland Osborne

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