Bold Penguin Positions for Growth with Financing Round Led by Pivot Investment Partners

(Photo credit: Christopher Michel.) Bold Penguin, the Columbus, Ohio-based creator of a platform connecting parties to commercial insurance transactions, has announced the close of its latest funding round led by Pivot Investment Partners, a New York-based investor in late venture and growth stage FinTech and InsurTech companies. The new financing will provide growth capital to accelerate insurance company integrations, expedite the onboarding…

Bold Penguin Release Emperor Rules Engine for Commercial Lines

(Emperor penguin. Photo credit: Christopher Michel.) Commercial lines distribution startup Bold Penguin (Columbus, Ohio) has debuted Emperor a new rules engine that uses data points aggregated from the company’s online marketplace to better predict optimum placement of insurance risks in a significantly reduced timeframe. Ryan Buzzanca, Head of Technology, Bold Penguin. “Emperor takes carrier recommendations to the next level,” comments Ryan…

Bold Penguin Partners with Hiscox International

(Image credit: Dollar Photo Club.) Bold Penguin, a Columbus, Ohio-based startup commercial lines agent portal provider, has undertaken a partnership with Hiscox International (New York), the U.S. arm of global specialty insurer, Hiscox. Hiscox International operates in all U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and offers a range of specialty insurance products through U.S.-based brokers, as well as directly online small business insurance,…

The Human Future of Commercial Distribution: Q&A with Ilya Bodner, Bold Penguin

(Photo credit: Ben Tubby.) The future may be digital—but it is also human. That’s the slogan that appears on the home page of startup agent portal Bold Penguin (Columbus, Ohio). It goes on to say, “We’re here to help agents write more commercial business with fewer touches, mistakes or headaches.” The commercial insurance buying process remains very clunky and “old-school,” according to Bold Penguin founder and CEO Ilya Bodner, with customers…

INGUARD Expands Bold Penguin Relationship

(Image source: INGUARD homepage.) INGUARD, a Wabash, Indiana-based insurance agency and risk management firm focused on niche markets and clients with complex portfolios, has expanded its relationship with Bold Penguin (Columbus, Ohio), provider of an agent/carrier interface designed to streamline the quote-to-sale process for commercial property/casualty insurance agents and speed the underwriting process for carriers. Having begun using Bold

Bold Penguin Goes Live with CNA

(Image credit: Shutterstock.) Bold Penguin (Columbus, Ohio), a provider of technology solutions to the commercial insurance industry, reports that it is expanding the coverage capabilities of its platform through a newly launched integration with CNA (Chicago). The partnership enables agent and broker users of the Bold Penguin platform to triage, quote, and bind commercial insurance coverages through an API integration that is three times…

Ask Kodiak Integrates Coverage Search Platform with Bold Penguin

(Photo credit: S. Taheri.) Ask Kodiak (Winchester, Mass.), provider of a cloud-based, coverage search platform for property/casualty insurers, has announced that the company’s search engine capabilities specific to appetite, eligibility and product highlights have been integrated with Bold Penguin’s (Columbus, Ohio) commercial lines agent portal. Michael Albert, Co-founder, Ask Kodiak. “For Ask Kodiak, it has always been about creating market…

Bold Penguin Launches Agent Terminal to Select Agencies

(Image credit: Pexels.) Bold Penguin (Columbus, Ohio), a provider of technology solutions to the commercial insurance industry, has launched a new Agent Terminal for selected agencies. The vendor describes Agent Terminal as giving agencies an innovative, rules-based tool to write commercial insurance quickly, accurately, and more profitably than previously possible. Marc DeLeonibus, co-founder, Bold Penguin. “Our belief in the trusted advisor,…

Nationwide Partners with Bold Penguin on Commercial Insurance ‘Digital Storefront’

(Image source: djedj.) As part of Nationwide’s Commercial Digital Direct (CDL) business owners policy (BOP) platform initiative, the insurer has partnered with Bold Penguin to build an API-based small business insurance site to match Nationwide and other carrier products to customers’ needs. The goal of the Nationwide/Bold Penguin (both of Columbus, Ohio) alliance is the creation of a “digital storefront” which utilizes the CLD BOP platform and…