May 2018
StartOut Member Snippets

May 27, 2018 11:05 pm
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We hope everyone is enjoying their day from all of us at StartOut. Here’s another look at what some of our StartOut members are doing. This month we are featuring Zeguro, CultureForce, and an announcement on our newest StartOut team member!





Partnership with HSB (Hartford Steam Boiler)

From StartOut member Dan Smith

Zeguro continues to make excellent progress towards their next milestone as an outstanding seller of cyber insurance to small and medium enterprises. They recently launched their new brand and web site, and signed a partnership with HSB (Hartford Steam Boiler, part of Munich Re the largest insurer in the world) to provide them the insurance capacity to support their offer. This agreement is a fundamental part of Zeguro’s ability to offer insurance beginning this summer.

StartOut has been instrumental in getting Zeguro to the point of market launch. It was with the guidance of the StartOut team and mentors that helped get Zeguro to this level of partnership through their stay during StartOut’s 2017 Fall Cohort.

“We are proud to have had the help of StartOut to access investors, mentors and resources that would have been impossible for an early stage company to identify on our own. The foundation we built with StartOut led us to win the competition at Startupbootcamp in the UK and more opportunity there too.”

How to support Dan: 

  • Follow them on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook
  • Take a look at their Press Release covering their news by clicking here!
  • If you are a small to medium enterprise (revenues less than $100M) and feel you need protection from cyber attacks, please feel free to reach out to Zeguro through any of their social media channels!


CultureForce’s Experience Sampler Event at Yelp

From StartOut member Ryan Husk

Nearly 500 people from Yelp attended CultureForce’s Experience Sampler last week offering a taste of in-office and off-site events and activities provided by the San Francisco startup.

“With the help of CultureForce’s expertise, we’ve been even more committed to offering services, activities and training necessary to show our investment throughout all departments,” said Uli Bilke, Internal Community Manager at Yelp.

Founded in 2018, CultureForce focuses on purpose-driven employee services, events, and activities to improve morale, drive teamwork, inspire creativity and facilitate development.

CultureForce is currently at the StartOut Growth Lab as part of our current 2018 Spring Cohort.

How to support Ryan: 


Meet our newest team member!

StartOut is thrilled to welcome its new full-time Marketing Manager to the San Francisco office. Please give a warm welcome to Mario Villanueva!

Before joining us in the Bay Area, Mario was a programming board member for our Austin chapter, worked as a gallery assistant at the Blanton Museum of Art, and managed UNICO, a social media platform empowering Queer Latino/a/x voices across the country. Prior to his art-focused and social media work, Mario is also a social media influencer with collaborative work involving brands such as Fossil, Panasonic, Dr. Martens and more. Mario received his BFA in Fine Arts from Texas State University.