Openly is empowering insurance agents to offer consumers premium, innovative coverage without all the complications and hassles. 

Openly’s founders, Ty Harris and Matt Wielbut, bring world-class expertise across both insurance and technology, giving them unique insight into what is possible.

We founded Openly because we believe many existing carriers are unintentionally squandering the potential offered by agents. It’s like today’s carriers are giving agents knives, sending them to a gunfight, and saying ‘good luck!’

But no one can compete with the value proposition created when we empower independent agents with next generation products and effortless technology—and turn them loose to do what they do best.

The Founders


Ty Harris

Founder & CEO

Before founding Openly in 2017, Ty spent 12 years at Liberty Mutual, a top 5 global insurer, where he was most recently EVP and Chief Product Officer. In this role, Ty led an organization responsible for product, pricing, underwriting, and innovation across all personal lines of business.

Prior to Liberty Mutual, Ty did research at the Brookings Institution and taught economics and statistics at MIT and Northeastern. A Duke and MIT alum, Ty is also a fully credentialed actuary (FCAS).

Ty lives in Boston’s Back Bay with his wife and son.  He’s an enthusiastic runner, snowboarder, and windsurfer.

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Matt Wielbut

Co-Founder & CTO

Prior to founding Openly, Matt spent 4 years as a Partner at Elements Insurance, one of the fastest-growing property & casualty insurance agencies in Massachusetts, which he co-founded in 2013.

Matt began his early professional career on Wall Street where he spent 8 years at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in Engineering with projects spanning operations, sales, and marketing.

Matt is a serial entrepreneur; investing time in projects ranging from graph-based concept search to improve the way consumers find local business to a platform to deliver hyper-specific educational videos to students to bridge the gap between school and home.

Outside of his entrepreneurial endeavors Matt works on personal programming and robotics projects and is an avid skier and sailor.

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Our Team

Openly brings together a world-class team of forward-thinking actuaries, curious data-scientists, clever programmers, and agent advocates. All of us share a singular vision to create the next great insurance company.

Our Investors

Our investors are a select group of insurance industry veterans, technology pioneers, and independent insurance agents.

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