The Hartford Taps New Data Sources For Small Business Underwriting

Leading insurer for small commercial adds Carpe Data to provide even greater speed, accuracy and efficiency for agents processing small business applications.


HARTFORD, Conn., August 4, 2020 – The Hartford has partnered with Carpe Data, a leading provider of emerging and alternative data, to add new sources of data to its market-leading Small Commercial platform, which will help reduce small business application processing time.

“Carpe Data provides an opportunity to integrate even more data elements into our underwriting system,” said The Hartford’s Head of Small Commercial Underwriting Practices John Russo. “This partnership aligns with The Hartford’s history of building the best quoting process and of providing fast, accurate business intelligence to our agents.”

Carpe Data’s process will now be applied across small commercial to add even more power for small business underwriting by simplifying the application process for agents and eliminating underwriting questions.

“Carpe Data is excited to partner with one of the leading providers of small business insurance and to help them enhance their agent and customer experience,” said Max Drucker, CEO of Carpe Data.

The Hartford has been insuring small business owners for more than 200 years and was one of the first carriers to create a dedicated business unit for small commercial customers more than 30 years ago. The company, along with its agents, serves more than one million small business customers.


About The Hartford

The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at Follow us on Twitter at @TheHartford_PR. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG) operates through its subsidiaries under the brand name, The Hartford, and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. For additional details, please read The Hartford’s legal notice.

Media Contact: Thom Cordeiro |860-547-8426 |


About Carpe Data

Carpe Data, already well known for its industry-changing claims automation technology, now provides small commercial insurers with advanced classification, risk characteristics, and predictive scores for more than 30 million businesses across the United States. Based in Santa Barbara, Carpe Data received 21M in Series B funding in February 2019 and employs over 100 people across the US, UK, and Portugal. Carpe Data is committed to helping insurers achieve peak efficiency while supporting superior claims and underwriting experiences.

Media Contact: Ben Offringa |805-324-7860 |

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