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Cover // mobile insurance brokerage platform
Toronto, Ontario, Canada    Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Think insurance is boring? We did too. So we built a company that takes everything you think you know about buying insurance & turns it on its head. 

At Cover, want to become the largest & most customer centric insurance company in the world. 

Founded in 2016, Cover is a mobile-first insurance platform. We were part of Y Combinators W16 batch, & have gone on to raise $27 million across three funding rounds backed by world class investors. 

Were growing, & we're growing fast. In the past year weve scaled the team from 30 to 100 people across our San Francisco & Toronto offices. Across our diverse & multi-skilled team were working together to deliver a service thats effortless to interact with, transparently priced, & built on a sustainable & long term footing.

Were pushing hard to make our vision of insurance a reality & we want dedicated, inquisitive & collaborative people who are ready to play their part in achieving our goal.

The Role

We are looking for a Strategic Partnership Associate to work with our Business Development team here in our Toronto office.  As a Strategic Partnership Associate, you will be required to quickly ramp on insurance industry & product knowledge. You will work with the Head of Business Development to support partnerships, integrations, & platforms that will drive distribution to Cover or improve our operational efficiency.  You will do this alongside a team of colleagues who have founded & exited successful tech startups, & come from a diverse set of technology companies.

If you are motivated & results-driven, & enjoy working in a fast paced environment, this role is perfect for you! 


  • Owning all aspects of business development, partner diligence, & relationship management.  This will include:

    • Developing a framework for vetting partnership opportunities for their strategic, technical, or distribution value to Cover

    • Spearheading outreach efforts to distribution partners, inclusive of, but not limited to auto dealership networks, e-commerce platforms, strategic merchants, fintech platforms, banks, other insurance companies, hardware vendors

    • Drafting comprehensive plans for each key partnership

    • Managing & expanding partnerships where there are lasting value

  • Assisting with hands-on execution, including negotiating business terms & communicating technical requirements

  • Managing multiple projects at once with a constant focus towards top priorities

  • Conducting continuous market research to maintain a healthy pipeline of potential partnership opportunities 

  • Traveling occasionally to do research, meet with existing partners, network with potential new partners 



  • Bachelors degree, preferably with an engineering or business focus

  • 2 + Years of professional working experience in business development roles (experience at a Tech Startup is a plus!)

  • A track record of impact & success in previous roles

  • Outstanding presentation, verbal, & written communication skills

  • Self directed & comfortable with ambiguities

  • The ability to not be deterred - relentless in driving to impact

  • A keen interest in technology & keeping up to date with the latest developments

Youre here to learn, grow, support & challenge your peers

Building a national insurance entity from scratch is something few people can claim to have done - youll be one of them. Were passionate about bringing world-class product & consumer experiences to insurance, & financial services, building fair & sustainable products & delivering lasting value to our customers. Were looking for people who wont settle for less than building category-defining products.

We currently offer the following benefits & will continually evolve them with the goal of efficiently attracting, retaining, & leveraging the very highest quality talent:

  • Highly competitive salaries & stock option grants

  • Health, dental, for you & your family

  • Flexible work hours

  • Unlimited vacation policy

  • Catered lunch 4 times a week

  • A slew of perks that make your life outside of work easier

 We believe in equal opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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