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RiskGenius — previously known as ClaimKit — grew from an initial concept to improve insurance claim documentation.
Following careers with surety companies and litigating insurance claims, RiskGenius co-founders Chris Cheatham and Doug Reiser set out to build document management software to tackle the mountains of messy paperwork with collecting, organizing and delivering insurance claims.
Eventually, the firm pivoted in 2015 to focus on policy analysis and incorporated a machine learning tool that’s differentiating it among tech providers for insurance companies. The proprietary tool is named Johannes, which allows RiskGenius clients to tap custom algorithms and workflow tools to better understand policy language and create more efficient underwriting workflows.
The RiskGenius platform provides several automation tools to help the manual reviewing and comparing of insurance policies, which is a time-consuming, error-prone process. A compliance tool helps better connect underwriters with legal teams for approval and approve policy language more efficiently. The platform also features an analytics tool to identify language trends across policies. The data helps to inform insights from policy language and can expedite the underwriting process.
In 2016, RiskGenius raised $2.78 million to accelerate the development of its tech. The company now has 10 full-time staff members.