Simplified Insurance for Small Businesses | Tim Metzner from Coterie

We may be fascinated by fortune 500s, but small businesses are still the lifeblood of America. In the past, B2B services for the mom-and-pops were a challenge to navigate, but more and more tech startups are aiming to give them the power of their larger competitors.

And there’s no greater need than protecting assets. Tim Metzner is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Coterie Insurance, a company that uses data-driven automation to provide small businesses, contractors, and gig workers fast, simplified access to the best insurance plans.

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Tim Metzner is co-founder of Coterie, an API-based commercial lines insurance startup. In addition to delivering business insurance via APIs through channel partners like Intuit Quickbooks, Coterie empowers agents and brokers to secure coverage for small businesses faster and easier than ever. 

Through tech-based business insurance solutions, Coterie delivers simpler coverage, more accurate pricing, and a streamlined experience. By enabling the instant quoting and issuing of policies as well as a 100% digital underwriting process, agents, brokers, and partners, are able to simplify and digitize their operations to better serve small businesses.

Previously, Tim was co-founder of Differential, a leading digital product studio, and of OCEAN, a faith-based non-profit organization that teaches, mentors, invests in, and gathers entrepreneurs around both business and biblical principles critical to their success. Tim is currently an active member of the Board of Directors for all three organizations.

Tim is very active in the Cincinnati entrepreneurial community which, among other efforts, has included organizing community events like Startup Weekend, regularly speaking at local universities on the topics of entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation, and mentoring entrepreneurs and students in the region.

In addition to his volunteer and entrepreneurial endeavors, one of Tim’s greatest joys and challenges is co-leading his four young children (Nolan, Owen, Faith, and Emma) with his wife, Kristy.




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