Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers



Entrepreneur: David Friedberg, 28

Funding: $17 million from Index Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Allen & Co., First Round Capital, and other private investors

Former Google (GOOG) employee David Friedberg got the idea for WeatherBill a half-decade ago, as he noticed how deeply his local bike-rental shop was dependent on good weather. In January 2007, he launched WeatherBill to sell insurance against bad weather. The online service relies on a unique prediction engine that considers weather forecasts and other data to set fees and payouts for companies as varied as a farmer in Texas plagued by drought and a golf course in Seattle that's frequently rained out. Much of the insurance is sold to big insurance companies, such as Willis (WSH) and Wells Fargo Insurance Services. Lately, travel companies have climbed on board. In 2008, (PCLN) began offering "sunshine guaranteed" vacations; for an extra $40, travelers can get a full refund on a trip if it's mostly rained out.

Lessons learned: "You should always have multiple deals going on," Friedberg says. "You should always have multiple partnerships available. You're never there until you're 100% there."