Alok is co-founder and CEO of Assured Risk Cover (ARC), leading the journey of the startup from a dream to idea inception, to team-building, and raising venture capital investment for ARC. Alok led ARC to its current stage, where products are launch ready, with market research completed, and industry partners lined up to launch ARC's insurance product into the market place. To achieve this, Alok brings in 16+ years of experience in productization of risk and reliability analytics to solve industry problems. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering specializing in Risk and Reliability from Stanford University and has published several journal and conference papers on a variety of related topics.
He has also reviewed journal papers (including the National Academy of Engineering publication) for submission by other authors. Before committing fulltime to ARC, Alok was an Associate at MMI Engineering focusing on providing risk and reliability analytics to the insurance and energy sector.
Prior to MMI, Alok was a Senior Director at Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a world leader in providing catastrophe risk solutions, where his work focused on risk analysis (methodology and product development) for a range of natural and man-made hazards, for use by the insurance industry.
Alok brings in a deep passion to bring ARC's solution to society, via immediate financial relief to people, in time of their most need following a hurricane.
Kanwal is the Managing Director at Inventus Capital Partners, a Venture Capital firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. He is a highly visible and successful venture-angel investor, financing more than 50 early-stage technology companies in the 16 years prior to Inventus resulting in an 83% IRR. He was CEO of three technology companies resulting in excellent returns for their venture investors, and was the first Indo-American entrepreneur to start a venture-backed company in Silicon Valley and take it public on the NASDAQ.
Kanwal is a Co-Founder and President of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a global network to encourage entrepreneurship. Kanwal earned a BSEE from IIT-Bombay and a MSEE and Honorary Doctorates in both Business and Engineering from Michigan Tech. Kanwal is a board member on the IIT Bombay Heritage Fund (IITBHF), and founded the Kanwal Rekhi Schools of Information Technology at both IIT-Bombay and Michigan Tech.
Kanwal brings an astute business acumen to ensuring that ARC successfully converts the dream into a reality and goes on to become a stable and robust organization for a long time to come.
Kevin is a senior insurance executive providing independent consulting services to the insurance industry. He is an innovative and results-focused executive with success in success in driving both top and bottom line growth in numerous segments of the insurance brokerage industry. Kevin was one of the founding Managing Partners of Ryan Specialty Group. He developed and lead Aon's small commercial strategy in the US as its President, and was the key leader of Aon's US personal lines business. Kevin was the architect and developer of Aon's internet and management software platforms in their personal lines, wholesale, MGU, facultative reinsurance, and small commercial businesses. Prior to this, he was the key leader in the consolidation of Aon's Wholesale business.
Kevin brings in a tremendous experience base to draw from and guide ARC in achieving its mission to launch an innovative hurricane insurance product in the US market.
Alok Jha, chief executive officer of Assured Risk Cover, said in an A.M. BestTV interview that the company's StormPeace coverage paid nearly all of its claims from Hurricane Irma within days. read more...
Topa Insurance Co., based in California, launched a product earlier this year with ARC called StormPeace that offers reimbursement expenses of $1,000 up to $15,000 for clients that suffer hurricane damage
In the event of a large storm, the company reaches out to policyholders in the area via text or email asking if they have been affected and have storm-related expenses, whether it be to fix damage to their home or evacuation costs. If the policyholder says yes, money is then sent to the customer’s bank account.read more...
Hurricane Andrew: The 20 miles that saved Miami.
StormPeace is a recent entry in the parametric homeowners’ insurance space, offering policies that utilize hurricane intensity and mobile technology to determine and alert consumers about claims payments.
These claims payments can be put towards a variety of costs, such as hotel stays post-event and lawn-debris cleanup. read more...