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What's in a Name? The Story of Corvus

Corvus is a class of birds - a genus, specifically - that includes species like crows, ravens, and rooks. 

What Does Corvus Mean?

We’re often asked about the significance of our name, Corvus Insurance. It’s a story we enjoy telling because it helps explain our approach to building products and writing Smart Commercial Insurance™ policies.

Corvus is a class of birds - a genus, specifically - that includes species like crows, ravens, and rooks. As a group, these birds are known for their exceptional intelligence. Crows are said to be as smart as seven- to ten-year-old humans. They are great communicators and collaborators and have long, detailed memories.

What Are Noteworthy Traits That Corvids Have?

Perhaps their most remarkable quality is their ability to create tools. Crows not only use twigs to extract insects from logs — they take it a step further by carving hooks at the end of the twigs to make them more effective. They’ve also been observed dropping crabs in busy roadways so that their prey is run over by cars, making for an easier snack. This kind of resourcefulness makes corvids fascinating creatures to study.

It’s these traits of corvids that inspire us at Corvus Insurance.

We, too, create tools, like our web-based platform CrowBar. We use all the materials available to us — in this case, not twigs, but rich streams of data — to uncover actionable information to share with brokers and their clients. By bringing a greater degree of intelligence to the entire commercial insurance process, we strive to deliver on the promise of our product name, Smart Commercial Insurance™.

That’s what makes us Corvids: resourcefully building tools to help empower insurance brokers with data and smart policies. We’re building our “nest" and growing our flock, and we are ready to soar with you.

[GIF] Corvid Grabbing a Stick and Flying Away

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