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CEO & Co-Founder of JBKnowledge, Terra & SmartCompliance.
Insurance Technologist. Bootstrapped Entrepreneur.
Co-Founder of SmartBid (Sold to ConstructConnect).

Full Bio

James Benham is the co-founder and CEO of JBKnowledge, a multinational technology and consulting company he’s bootstrapped for over 20 years. From his college dorm room to over 280 employees across the USA, Argentina, and South Africa, he has led JBKnowledge to build industry-leading software for the world’s largest insurance companies.

James is also the co-founder of two disruptive insurance tech products: Terra, a cloud-based claims management software that improves claim outcomes for providers and consumers of Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance; and SmartCompliance, a top insurance certificate tracking and compliance management.

James is the creator and co-host of the growing and top-rated show, The InsurTech Geek Podcast, where he interviews leading industry experts from some of the most recognized companies in the world.

A passionate bootstrapped entrepreneur, James is the bestselling author of Be Your Own VC: 10 Bootstrapping Principles to Generate Cash and Keep Control, his debut book. In Be Your Own VC, James shares how bootstrapping led his tech company to a multimillion-dollar exit and the freedom to build what they love.

James is a sought after consultant and speaker at the forefront of innovation in the insurance industry. His bold ideas and love for technology has landed him keynote opportunities on over 400 conference stages including The Future of Insurance USA and TEDx.

James has served as an elected city councilman, an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University and currently serves the state of Texas as a Regent on the governing board of Texas Southern University.

In his spare time, James pursues many hobbies including flying airplanes, ballroom dancing, playing guitar, singing and geeking out on tech.

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Reimagine Podcast

Lessons in Bootstrapping and Corporate Innovation

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Insurance Unplugged

AI in the City

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The Business of Tech

What a bootstrapped entrepreneur thinks of AI with James Benham

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Brady's Corner

Eat What You Kill with Business Mogul James Benham

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The Growth and Scaling Podcast

How to Scale a Business Without Raising Money with James Benham

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Insurance Covered

Will An Insurance Robot Take My Job?

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Get Better at Business

The Importance of Having a Focused Business

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SUCCESS Brilliant Thoughts Podcast

Brilliant Thoughts: Maintaining and Innovating Your Business with James Benham

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Insurance Leadership Podcast

Principles of Bootstrapping

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ConTech Crew

Be Your Own VC with James Benham

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Asia InsurTech Podcast

CEO and Co-founder of JBKnowledge – It’s Like Endless Optimism

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Future Construct Podcast

James Benham discusses how we’ve been able to use technology in streamlining our society

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Ideas Into Action

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Built to Sell Radio

The Clean Exit: 7x Revenue, No Earn-out with James Benham

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The Leadership in Insurance Podcast

Collaboration, Claims & Technology: An Interview with James Benham, CEO, JBKnowledge

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InsurTech Talk

James Benham, CEO & Founder JBKnowledge

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Mobile Workforce Minute

James Benham, How are analytics changing the way construction is getting done?

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