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Built In Chicago Names CNA Commercial Insurance Carrier Partner


CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CNA and Built In Chicago today announced a partnership naming CNA the Commercial Insurance Carrier Partner for Built In Chicago members. The partnership will allow CNA and Built In Chicago to better support and accelerate the growth of technology companies in Chicago and nationwide.

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"Built In Chicago aspires to be the #1 online community for technology and startup companies globally," said Maria Christopoulos Katris, chief executive officer, Built In Chicago. "We're excited to partner with CNA because of their expertise in providing insurance products and risk management to technology companies through every stage of their growth."

CNA develops coverages and services that quickly respond to emerging risks and global exposures for virtually any sector of the technology industry — from local startups to established international players.

"Clients in the technology space are constantly innovating, and they need a carrier that can innovate and keep pace with them as they grow," said Kirsten Charlton, assistant vice president, Technology Underwriting, CNA. "Our keen awareness of the needs of technology companies has made us a preferred carrier of technology companies worldwide."

Built In Chicago represents and works to support the growth of more than 3,200 companies, ranging from startups to venture capital firms.

"As an entrepreneur, you care about your products. You need customers and funding, but it's easy to forget the backbone of what builds a business," Christopoulos Katris said.

"When businesses need insurance, they need to know a lot about it very quickly. CNA's expertise, coupled with Built In Chicago's deep knowledge and contacts within the technology industry, will help ensure the growth and sustainability of technology firms in Chicago," Charlton added.

CNA works with highly professional independent agents and brokers to meet the insurance needs of technology companies of any size. To learn more about CNA's technology capabilities, visit To learn more about Built In Chicago, Chicago's hub for startups and technology companies, visit

About CNA

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company.  CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. Please remember that only the relevant insurance policy can provide the actual terms, coverages, amounts, conditions and exclusions for an insured. All products and services may not be available in all states and may be subject to change without notice. Use of the term "partnership" and/or "partner" should not be construed to represent a legally binding partnership. For more information, please visit CNA at "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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About Built In

Built In is a global network of online communities for startups and technology companies. HQ'd in Chicago, the company currently operates four sites:,,, and

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