Talage is a Reno-based startup that has created a fully automated software platform to help small business owners compare and instantly purchase an increasing range of commercial insurance policies. Talage connects business owners directly to insurance carriers, allowing them to save time and money when purchasing workers’ comp, liability and property coverage. Its advantage is that it offers customers the ability to compare, select and purchase insurance in the space of less than ten minutes, most competitors instead refer the business to brokers and customers complete their purchase offline. Founded in 2015 by Adam Kiefer, Matt Donovan and Zachary Draper, the Company’s goal is to be the first truly national digital insurance agency for the small business vertical. To date, Talage has partnered with eight AM Best A Rated insurance carriers including Chubb, Markel, Travelers, Employers, CNA, ICW, Acuity and Atlas General.

Battle Born Venture invested in the Company in June 2018 in a round led by Bay Area-VC Merus Capital, and including SaaS focused accelerator Acceleprise, and venture debt major Western Technology Investment (WTI).