Member Since August 2017
Sean Harper is the co-founder and CEO of Kin Insurance, an insurance technology company and home insurance carrier built to make insurance easy, efficient, and affordable. He is also a board member of Accion. Previously, Sean founded FeeFighters, a payments company bought by Groupon, and TSS-Radio, an ecommerce company that became an Inc. 500 fastest-growing company. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Sean was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and an investor at Longworth Venture Partners. He holds an AB from the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and computer science, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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Kin Insurance is a home insurance startup on a mission to fix home insurance. We use data to make the application process simple, to find our customers every available discount, and to recommend the ideal coverage based on the home's unique needs. Whereas traditional carriers are slow to adapt to a technology-driven world, Kin uses tech to stay lean and efficient and save customers time and money. We also partner with companies that help keep homes safer so our customers get a better deal on both the products and their insurance. In Florida and Texas, we can offer customers a quote with only their street address. We're expanding our reach and will be serving the rest of the US soon.