Capsule, a specialist insurance provider to high-growth companies in the UK, has announced a partnership with Vouch, a San Francisco-based insurance platform that provides business insurance for high-growth technology startups in the US.

With this partnership, the two companies will work together to ensure that they can support their clients’ needs internationally. The partnership comes just a year after Cheltenham-based Capsule’s launch and will help startups and tech innovators across all the main markets protect themselves as they grow.

As part of the partnership, Capsule will also assist Vouch’s US venture and incubator partners with their UK portfolio companies, and Vouch has made an investment in Capsule. The additional funding will be used by Capsule to advance its technology and recruitment.

“Our partnership with Capsule represents an important first step in our plan to provide holistic international risk management solutions”

Since Capsule launched in September 2021, the company acts for some of the country’s top startups and scale-ups including Onfido, Codat, Otta, Hofy and Castore, and has in recent months partnered with SeedLegals, Crowdcube and a number of leading VCs. Prior to launching Capsule, co-founders Thomas Wynne and Liam Green successfully scaled and sold UK insurance group Kingsbridge in a nine-figure exit to US-based NSM in March 2020.

Vouch, founded by CEO Sam Hodges (formerly CEO of Funding Circle US) and CRO Travis Hedge (formerly of Silicon Valley Bank), is a new kind of insurance platform for startups that offers fully digital, tailored coverage that takes minutes to activate. With over $160 million raised to date from the likes of Y Combinator, Ribbit Capital, Silicon Valley Bank and Index Ventures, as well as a recent valuation of over $550 million, Vouch has cemented its status as a ‘soonicorn’ with its sights firmly set on the next stage of business growth.

Commenting on the partnership, Sam Hodges, CEO of Vouch tells us, “Vouch is committed to protecting founders and company builders where they are today and where they’ll be tomorrow.

“Our partnership with Capsule represents an important first step in our plan to provide holistic international risk management solutions, so our clients can protect their global operations with the same ease and confidence they experience with us today. We’re excited to start this journey with the Capsule team.”

Thomas Wynne, Co-Founder and CEO of Capsule adds to this: “The hyper-growth startups we support have global aspirations. Yet even the most sophisticated teams face a steep learning curve when scaling their risk management programs internationally. Our partnership with Vouch enables us to solve insurance holistically across markets and unlock further growth.”

Get in touch with Capsule today to see what an insurance programme that supports your growth ambitions could look like for you.

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