About Corvus

Meet the Corvus Flock

A tech startup team with insurance DNA. Our team has decades of experience in commercial insurance and decades more building and growing technology-enabled companies. We’re underwriters, data scientists, product builders and engineers united by a mission: to make the world a safer place by helping organizations mitigate or eliminate
the impact of adverse events. We’re inspired by the intelligent, tool-building corvid family of birds that gives us our name.

We’re excited to meet you. Welcome to the Flock.

Phil Edmundson

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Mike Karbassi

Chief Underwriting Officer

Mike Lloyd

Co-founder, Chief Product Officer

Stacey Richey, VP of People

Stacey Richey

VP of People

Barrett Heacock

Senior Vice President, Finance

Stephen Tarleton

Stephen Tarleton

Chief Marketing Officer

About Corvus: Our Approach and Mission

Nathan Smolenski

In the Binoculars: Nate Smolenski, Chief Information Security Officer

The Corvus Insights Team sat down with Nate to discuss his background and learn more about what he plans to bring to his this new CISO role.

Corvus Culture

The Corvus team has a set of values that guide our company culture. We strive to understand the root issues faced by our customers and team. We challenge the status quo by questioning existing practices, thinking differently, and trying new things. We communicate transparently and honestly. We empower everyone – at all levels of the business. We do the right thing, acting with integrity to foster trust. And we are proud of insurance — because taking pride in a force for good needs no apology.

Most of all, we have fun building the future of insurance.


The Corvus Story

...From Hatchling to Flight

January 2017: Company Founded

After selling the commercial insurance brokerage he founded and ran for over 30 years, Phil Edmundson saw the market opportunity for better technology to reach commercial brokers, and founded Corvus Insurance

August 2017: Our First Nest!

We open our first office in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston

February 2018: Seed Investment led by Bain Capital Ventures

Corvus raises our first outside funding with a $4 million seed round led by BCV

April 2018: Launch of Smart Cargo

Corvus launches our first product, Smart Cargo Insurance. Argo Insurance Group is the primary financial risk-taker

June 2018: Launched Smart Cyber Insurance®

Corvus launches Smart Cyber Insurance, with Hudson Insurance Group as our primary risk-taking partner

November 2018: $10m A Round led by .406 Ventures

Corvus raises a $10 million A round led by .406 Ventures and Hudson Structured Capital Management. Bain Capital Ventures returned for a follow-on investment from their seed round

December 2018: Our Nest Finds a New Tree

With a growing flock, Corvus moves to new space in Downtown Crossing

March 2019: Launch of Smart Cyber ExcessTM

Corvus launches our Excess offering, providing the added value of our DLP Reports to all Excess clients

July 2019: Launch of Smart Cargo + CyberTM

Corvus announces the industry's first affirmative Cyber endorsement for Ocean Cargo 

August 2019: Launch of Smart Tech E&OTM

Corvus launches Smart Tech E&O, a data-enabled Tech E&O and Cyber Liability policy

January 2020: $32 Million Series B Funding led by Telstra Ventures

Corvus announces $32m investment from new investors Telstra Ventures and Obvious Ventures, with participation from previous investors Bain Capital Ventures, .406 Ventures, and Hudson Structured Capital Management. 

May 2020: Kevin Kelley Joins Board of Directors

Kelley most recently served as Vice Chairman, Global Risk Solutions at Liberty Mutual Insurance following the company's 2017 acquisition of Ironshore Inc., where he was CEO. 

June 2020: Launch of Corvus Enterprise

Under the leadership of VP of Enterprise, Jocelyn Getson, we developed our newest offering aimed at scaling cyber insurance for integration partners.

December 2020: $100MM APRR

Corvus exited 2020 at $100M annual premium run rate, capping off a year that was marked by accelerated growth for the company.

Our Investors and Directors

Matt Harris, Investor

Partner at Bain Capital Ventures

Marcus Bartram, Investor

Partner at Telstra Ventures

Vishal Vasishth, Investor

Managing Director at Obvious Ventures

Ellen Rubin

CEO & Co-founder at ClearSky Data

Vikas Singhal, Investor

Partner at Hudson Structured Capital Management

Kevin McLoughlin, Investor

Co-founder of MTech Capital

Liam Donohue, Investor

Founding Managing Partner at .406 Ventures

Graham Brooks

Partner at .406 Ventures

Kevin Kelley

Vice Chair of Global Risk Solutions at Liberty Mutual Insurance

Our Partners

Based in Boston, Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading multi-asset alternative investment firms with offices on four continents.

Hudson Structured Capital Management is an investment manager that focuses on reinsurance and insurance-linked assets based in Stamford, Connecticut. 

Getting its name from Ted Williams’ 1941 batting average, .406 ventures is a Boston-based investment firm specializing in early-stage technology companies. 

Hudson is a market-leading specialty insurer that offers a wide range of property and casualty insurance products to corporations, professional firms and retailers.

Argo Group is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market.


Crum & Forster is a leading national property and casualty insurer, providing specialty insurance products through their admitted and surplus lines insurance companies.


Obvious Ventures brings experience, capital, and focus to startups combining profit and purpose for a better world.

Telstra Ventures

Telstra Ventures’ mission is to invest in market leading, high growth companies in mobile cloud media and other industries.

More About Corvus

What's in a Name?

The story of "Corvus"

Founder Phil Edmundson explains the story behind the name of our company and our theme, the corvid family of birds. 

Investor Insights

Graham Brooks, Partner at .406 Ventures

Graham and Phil share their views on cyber risk, InsurTech, and why .406 Ventures invested in Corvus. 

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Headquarters Contact: 

100 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02110
(857) 259-3995

Additional offices in:

New York | Chicago | Los Angeles | Dallas | Atlanta

Mike Karbassi

Mike Karbassi is Vice President and Head of Cyber Underwriting at Corvus. He specializes in Network Security, Privacy Liability, Technology E&O, Media Liability, and Miscellaneous Professional Liability. Karbassi has over a decade of experience in insurance and is a graduate of the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Gerritt Graham

Gerritt is the Chief Commercial Officer at Corvus. He has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, primarily focused on technology and data solutions for the financial services industry.

James McElhiney

James co-founded Corvus and is the company’s Chief Technology Officer. A 30+ year technology veteran, Jaimie most recently served as CTO of Iora Health and previously co-founded Gazelle.

Mike Lloyd

Mike Lloyd is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Corvus Insurance. Previously, Mike co-founded Poncho, a personal lines agency InsurTech startup, and was a venture investor at FJ Labs. Mike has an MBA from Harvard Business School and engineering degrees from Virginia Military Institute and MIT.

Phil Edmundson

Phil is the founder and CEO of Corvus. A 30+ year insurance veteran, Phil co-founded broker William Gallagher Associates (acquired by Arthur J Gallagher in 2015) and was an active leader in both the Worldwide Broker Network and Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. Phil is the Managing Partner of Edmus Ventures where he invests in InsurTech companies including Verifly, Wellthie, Agentero, and Cover Wallet, and serves on the board of Cover Wallet.

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