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ClarionDoor to Mentor Insurtechs at InsurTech NY’s Accelerator Program

Santa Barbara, California — July 9, 2020 — As more insurtechs enter the insurance market, many are turning to organizations like InsurTech NY, a community based organization to accelerate insurance innovation in the New York metro area, and insurtech veterans like ClarionDoor, provider of modern insurance digital distribution solutions, to advance their pursuits in the insurance industry. 

InsurTech NY is hosting a six-week accelerator program starting in October for growth-stage InsurTechs. The accelerator will focus on three essential needs of growth-stage startups: traction, talent, and funding. Startups will work with 15 insurance carriers and brokers looking to solve internal business challenges or expand distribution channels. The program will include hands-on mentor sessions, interactive workshops, and reverse pitch sessions.

“The most critical point in a startup’s life is crossing the chasm from its first customer to profitability,” said Tony Lew, managing director at InsurTech NY. “Having the ability to learn from successful insurtechs like ClarionDoor will enable our accelerator participants to overcome challenges and implement best practices for working with legacy insurance carriers and brokers.”

ClarionDoor is an insurtech pioneer that launched in 2010 before insurtechs even existed. Driven to revolutionize insurance technology, ClarionDoor focused on developing solutions that would provide insurers with more flexibility, power, and automation through an API-First,cloud-native digital distribution platform.   

“The insurtechs of today are reminiscent of the technology booms of the prior decades,” said Michael DeGusta, CEO at ClarionDoor. “Some will succeed, and some, unfortunately, will fail. To be competitive and successful, you need more than just a great idea. You need to have a solid business plan and the technology to support it. We are excited to share our experiences as a mentor in InsurTech NY’s Accelerator Program and to provide guidance to the new insurtechs.”

For more information, please contact Spiro Skias, Director of Product Marketing for ClarionDoor, at [email protected], or visit the company website at

About InsurTech NY

InsurTech NY is a community based organization to accelerate insurance innovation in the New York metro area. Founded in 2019, InsurTech NY brings together carriers, brokers, investors, and InsurTech startups via bi-monthly programs. Our mission is to drive talent to insurance, support innovation-friendly regulation, provide infrastructure to InsurTechs, and improve access to investment. For more information about InsurTech NY, please visit

About ClarionDoor

ClarionDoor is disrupting insurance distribution via proven, cloud-only digital distribution solutions for rating, quoting, issuance, forms and real-time performance tracking. Our API First & Always architecture enables customers to automate product innovation and change, sales, and distribution for any product or line of business and in any geography. ClarionDoor’s rapid implementation approach gets customers live in weeks, mitigating the need for extensive integration projects and eliminating ongoing hidden costs. ClarionDoor’s proven track record of delivering on time is backed by zero failed projects and 100% referenceable clients. Learn more at or contact us at [email protected].

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