Company Profile

Defy Ventures

For turning ex-convicts into successful entrepreneurs.

Defy Ventures graduates.
Business Products & Services
New York City, New York
Year Founded
Company Size
11-50 employees
Data as of Publication on Jun 13, 2017


An artificial intelligence-powered insurance company offering a variety of types of insurance in the U.S. and abroad.

Daniel Schreiber, co-founder and CEO with Shai Wininger, co-founder and President, Lemonade.
New York, New York
Daniel Schreiber
Year Founded
Data as of Publication on Jun 13, 2017
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
We've built our offices to be a home away from home. Employees can walk to the office, catch a waft of patchouli from a candle, grab a glass of cold brew on tap and some fresh fruit, and then go to their desk. We measure employees by their daily contribution and attitude, not their title. We believe constant communication is key, and there are no rules on whom you can talk to. We're open, direct, transparent and brutally honest. We share both our achievements and our failures, because we believe failure provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and learn.
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Inc. Best in Business
Insurance (2020)

A registered public-benefit corporation, Lemonade is the first company to use A.I. to streamline insurance buying on a large scale. The company's platform allows customers to customize insurance policies and expedites the process of filing claims. Lemonade built a giveback mechanism into its premium payments. Once a year, the company donates up to 40 percent of money not used for claims to a charity chosen by users.

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