Guy Goldstein, CEO of NEXT Insurance, named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 finalist

Guy Goldstein, CEO of NEXT Insurance, named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 finalist

NEXT Insurance Corporate Communications
By NEXT Insurance Corporate Communications
Nov 29, 2022
6 min read

Award recognizes ambitious and pioneering entrepreneurs who are changing the world

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NEXT Insurance, a leading digital insurtech company transforming small business insurance, is pleased to announce that its CEO Guy Goldstein has been named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 National finalist. Goldstein was selected from a pool of 206 regional Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Award winners from 190 companies across the US. Entrepreneur Of The Year was created to honor unstoppable entrepreneurs who dream up the services and products that disrupt markets and transform industries, all while improving lives. Now in its 37th year, it is celebrated as one of the most respected business award programs in the world.

Goldstein founded NEXT in 2016 with a mission to help small businesses thrive by providing digital, affordable and customized insurance policies that meet their exact needs. Today, through its one-stop-shop platform and innovative AI technology, the company serves over 1,300 classes of business, including restaurant owners, general contractors, accountants, fitness professionals and many more. With over $881 million in funding and more than 400 thousand customers, Guy is leading a company that is reimagining the purchasing and servicing process for small business insurance to focus on the individual, not a one size fits all approach. This is demonstrated by NEXT's "A- Excellent" rating by AM Best, a highly acknowledged rating in the industry.

Goldstein was selected by a panel of independent judges made up of entrepreneurs from across the US. Each candidate was evaluated based on entrepreneurial spirit; company purpose, growth and impact; and other core contributions and attributes.

"I am honored to be named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 National Finalist alongside other leaders who are working to innovate and grow by a globally recognized organization like EY," said Guy Goldstein, CEO and co-founder of NEXT. "Our philosophy has always been to start small, measure results, learn quickly and then refine the strategy to achieve success. Since founding NEXT in 2016, we have been committed to serving small businesses with a digital-first one-stop-shop insurance solution. We can't wait to continue serving this community and enabling small businesses to thrive by innovating through obstacles and fighting for the underdog."

Since 1986, Entrepreneur Of The Year has celebrated entrepreneurs whose drive, innovative spirit and creativity have fueled their companies' success, revolutionized their industries and influenced their communities. The National finalists and winners were announced during a celebration held at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. Learn more about the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National finalists and winners at

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.

About NEXT Insurance
NEXT Insuranceis transforming small business insurance with simple, digital and affordable coverage tailored to the self-employed. Trusted by 420,000 business owners, NEXT offers policies that are easy to buy and provides 24/7 access to Live Certificates of Insurance, Additional Insured, and more, with no extra fees. Revolutionizing a historically complicated insurance industry, NEXT utilizes AI and machine learning to simplify the purchasing process and provide more affordable coverage. Founded in 2016, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, has received a total of $881 million in venture capital funding, is rated "A- Excellent" by AM Best and has been recognized by CNBC Disruptor 50, Forbes Fintech 50, Inc.'s Best-Led Companies, and Forbes Best StartUp Employers. For more information, visit Stay up to date on the latest with NEXT on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and our blog.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the title. Visit

About EY Private
As Advisors to the Ambitious, EY Private professionals possess the experience and passion to support private businesses and their owners in unlocking the full potential of their ambitions. EY Private teams offer distinct insights born from the long EY history of working with business owners and entrepreneurs. These teams support the full spectrum of private enterprises including private capital managers and investors and the portfolio businesses they fund, business owners, family businesses, family offices and entrepreneurs. Visit

About EY
EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available via EY member firms do not practice law where prohibited by local laws. For more information about our organization, please visit Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US.

Kerry Ogata
Director of Corporate Communications
NEXT Insurance

Guy Goldstein, CEO of NEXT Insurance, named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 finalist


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