It costs $60 billion annually to create, send and evaluate proof of insurance in the US. What would it be worth to save 10%? 50%?
GAPro is the world's first and only online, real time insurance information sharing platform that actively and securely engages everyone who has an interest in that information. This system automatically verifies everyone’s insurance requirements, helping people conduct and grow their business, buying a car or home, or anytime insurance information needs to be shared. GAPro matches insurance information to individual user needs, verifying compliance and notifying affected parties when there is a potential problem. GAPro brings all insurance stakeholders together, viewing the same information, at the same time, in the same way.
GAPro partners with insurance carriers to invest sharable data on the platform and connects all parties with an interest to confirm compliance and verify coverage making everyone comfortable about executing the written contract. GAPro is the verification service of the future.
GAPro estimates that we can save 75% of the proof of insurance cost.
The market opportunity
More than 250,000 times a day, someone is creating, delivering and evaluating whether insurance coverage exists and meets their needs. Todays convoluted, error prone and wildly expensive forms are a vortex of manual effort, paper, email, faxes and procedures where no one is looking at the same information, at the same time, in the same way. Insurance information is both late and locked in forms (paper or PDF) not to mention that almost half have errors.
The size of this opportunity is significant;
$3.1 trillion of commercial and multifamily mortgages
$91 billion total homeowners premiums
5.6 million commercial buildings with 87.4 billion square feet
1.2 million companies with 28.8 million commercial trucks and 3 million drivers
42.6 million independent contractors
$2.6 billion in uninsured motorist claims
$1 trillion in auto loans
And each mortgage, loan, building, vehicle, driver, contractor requires that insurance be verified not only once a year, but on an ongoing basis.
GAPro collects insurance information, connecting all insurance stakeholders with secure self-service access, providing real-time and ongoing insurance confirmation and compliance verification globally. GAPro significantly reduces effort, costs and errors associated with today’s forms based approaches. Additionally, GAPro can provide new customers and sources of revenue for carriers and agent/brokers alike.
GAPro is led by proven entrepreneurs who have significant experience in both the insurance industry and technology. The company’s passionate leaders include:
Herbert (Herb) Gibson, Jr.
Founder and CEO
Herb Gibson is founder and CEO, GAPro, the Verification-as-a-Service platform of the future for insurance. Herb has overall responsibility for strategic direction and operations. His unique mix of significant entrepreneurial technology and insurance experience positions GAPro towards significant growth and the future of customer engagement. His experience includes founder of ITG Advisors (an insurance agency), President/CEO for Aversien Science (risk management technology company) and Vice-President of Meadowbrook Insurance Group.
A native of Detroit, Herb graduated from and played football for Notre Dame under the tutelage of Coach Lou Holtz. Herb received his Masters of Science in Management from Walsh.
Chester (Chet) Gladkowski
Cofounder, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Information Officer
Chet has been recognized as a leading insurance/IT executive, providing both strategic and practical insights across all P&C lines of business. He has worked in the P&C insurance information industry 40+ years for carriers, broker/MGA/agency, vendors and industry associations. Chet’s roles have included CIO for Interstate Insurance, Senior Director – Research & Development for ACORD and Vice President of software sales. As Cofounder, CMO/CIO for GAPro, Chet is responsible for all marketing, messaging, sales, software development and deployment.
Naga Gautham Peddibhotla
Cofounder, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Development Officer
Naga Peddibhotla is a treasury alum of General Motors Treasurer’s Office where his assignments included global FX/commodity risk and global liquidity. Previous experiences include working as the finance lead for CUNA Mutual Group’s operational transformation project and customer operations budget as well as managing all finance activities including the health and P&C insurance portfolio for a mobile medical diagnostic company. International experiences include investment banking, index fund software implementation and other capital market projects. As Cofounder, CSO/CDO for GAPro, Gautham is responsible for all strategy and development.
Currently a native of Ferndale, MI after immigrating from India, Naga has a MA from Newcastle University, England and a MBA from the Maharishi University of Management, Iowa. He is an avid golfer, traveler and foodie, being married to a gourmet chef.
Success so far
Starting with little more than an idea, GAPro has grown and succeeded in a number of significant ways;
In partnership with Mercato Solutions, leveraged the KnowledgeKube platform to develop a functional Proof of Concept that has grown into an operational Pilot, demonstrating all the key capabilities of GAPro
Signed our first customer, NAPA/Gallagher that delivered a Pilot project with more than 17,000 policies
GAPro has been recognized as one of the top InsurTech companies to watch in 2017
Partnered with Insurance Thought Leadership to not only bring marketplace awareness to GAPro, but to connect with C-suite executives around the globe. ITL’s network has nearly 800,000 in 216 countries and is growing by 8,000 new users a month.
Be a part of GAPro
When you invest in GAPro, you invest in more than a software product and company. You invest in a community that unites insurance companies, brokers, agents, insureds, banks, mortgage companies, contractors, anyone needing proof of insurance. You invest in a vision to give greater value and visibility to insurance.
We will use the funds from this offering to:
Add capabilities and extend existing Pilot from 17,000 to 120,000 policyholders
License and deploy GAPro in the Asian insurance marketplace
This is an offering of Common Stock in G WIZICON Technologies, Inc., doing business asGAPro, which must raise at least $20,000 by April 9, 2017 at 4:00pm ET. If the offering doesn't reach its target, then your money will be refunded. The offering can issue additional securities to raise up to $100,000, its maximum.
If the offering is successful at raising the maximum amount, then the company's implied valuation after the offering (sometimes called its post-money valuation) will be:
1,071,040 shares× $4.99 per share= $5,344,490 implied valuation
Senior Vice President, Goss LLC Insurance
“In this day and age, it just doesn’t make sense to pump out millions of meaningless, instantly-obsolete documents that seldom represent the insurance contract. GAPro has invented and developed the only practical and meaningful insurance verification solution. Everyone owes GAPro not only a debt of gratitude, but our financial support for finally inventing and developing the only practical and meaningful insurance evidence solution since 1965.”
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GAPro’s Valuation Method
We arrived at the valuation of the company combining the Berkus Method with customer traction and revenue generating relationships: 1. Idea Creation 2. Prototype 3. Management Team 4. Strategic Relationships 5. Product Rollout/ Sales. Each category scoring up to $500,000 of value. 1. Idea Creation - GWIZ's GAPro System is a global reaching ubiquitous idea that addresses a multi-billion dollar problem in insurance and data verification. 2. Prototype - GAPro is beyond prototype as it is a proof of concept that represents a take-to-market system that can generate customers. 3. Management Team - GWIZ's management team has domain expertise and IT related experience in the insurance marketplace. 4. Strategic Relationships - NAPA/Gallagher represents a strong strategic partner in the insurance industry. GWIZ's partnership with NAPA started as a pilot project. GWIZ's GAPro System was awarded a paid pilot project to manage the insurance verification of 17,000 policyholders. NAPA and GAPro are currently transitioning the pilot project into a customer rollout of all 120,000 policyholders. GAPro also has a strategic relationship developing with Vertafore. Vertafore is an insurance service provider to agencies and carriers. GAPro is partnering with Vertafore to distribute GAPro to agent and carrier population of Vertafore (375,000 agents/agencies, 1,500 Carrier partners). 5. Product Rollout/Sales - The NAPA program will be launching in the beginning of 2017. GWIZ GAPro is also developing a licensing contract that will support the core functions of GAPro to other technology and platforms. The licensing contract will finalize the end of December 2016. GWIZ also finalized a distribution partnership with "Insurance Thought Leadership" (ITL) and their platform of more than 660,000 insurance industry participants.