Created and supported by the industry. Operated by entrepreneurs.
We get insurance and startups.

Our investors are insurance carriers.

We wouldn't be here without the vision and support of our investors. This group represents the most innovative companies in the industry. Contact us to learn how you can be part of our future.






Our mentors are insurance executives.

Our insurance mentors have a deep understanding of insurance and either worked in or currently work in the industry. We have mentors from the following insurance carriers and brokers: Ally, Allstate, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, Aon, Aviva, Chubb, Continental Western Group, Delta Dental of Iowa, EMC, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Farmers Mutual Hail, FBL Financial Group, Genworth, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, GuideOne Insurance, HanoverRe, The Hartford, Holmes Murphy & Associates, The IMT Group, Markel, Mutual of Omaha, Munich Re, Merchants Bonding, Nassau Reinsurance Group, Nationwide, Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company, Patriot National, Principal, QBE, RGAx, RLI, Sogeti, Swiss Re, W.R. Berkley.

We also keep our portfolio up-to-date with the investment arms of Allianz Life, American Family Insurance, CSAA, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Sandbox Industries, Transamerica, XL Catlin and others (contact us if you were not mentioned and would like to be!).

This list continues to grow as more and more people learn about our program.

Meet our mentors

Learn more about becoming a mentor







The Global Insurance Accelerator was originated by the Greater Des Moines Partnership
GIA News and Events

Events & Announcements

Allstate joins Global Insurance Accelerator
GIA welcomes SFM to latest group of investors
W. R. Berkley Corporation named GIA investor