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Google 'Xooglers' Storm Start-Ups


Category: Weather insurance

Founders: Dave Friedberg, Siraj Khailq

WeatherBill was founded in 2006 by Dave Friedberg, one of the first members of Google's corporate development team and a business product manager for AdWords, and Siraj Khailq, a former Google engineer. The company offers insurance policies for businesses that are impacted by weather, such as the agriculture, outdoor leisure and ski industries.

WeatherBill operates a weather tracking and forecasting service that draws on historical observations, short-range forecasts, current conditions and trends to determine the price of users' contracts. The service protects against rain, drought, heat, cold and snow and sends companies a check if bad weather affects business.

WeatherBill is funded by New Enterprise Associates, Index Ventures and Allen & Co.

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