Specialist support for entrepreneurs
AXIS Digital Ventures seeks to invest and partner with early-stage founders and developing technology companies that can provide attractive strategic and financial returns for AXIS
Deliver strategic value to AXIS
AXIS Digital Venture looks to enhance digital capabilities across the business. Improving efficiency, product and service innovation.
Create financial value
AXIS Digital Ventures deploys equity investments where there is a compelling financial returns backdrop that matches the early stage risk taken on.
Why it’s all about technology
Core to our mandate is an understanding and appreciation that technology will continue to impact the specialty (re)insurance industry. We look to find technology platforms that solve real, known problems and add significant value to our industry. We look to form mutually beneficial partnerships with best-in-class technology companies that can benefit from our financial strength, regulatory infrastructure, and established distribution channels to create value to AXIS as a strategic partner and a shareholder.
From the start, AXIS Digital Ventures has sought early-stage partnerships through which we can combine our strengths and collective expertise to positively influence how we manage specialist risks now and in the future. Today, we’re proud to partner with a diverse portfolio of technology companies that are helping to drive change by enhancing the efficiency, products and service we deliver to customers.
What to expect
Your experience with AXIS Digital Ventures
Front and center is our respect and appreciation for you, the entrepreneur.
Strategic value through partnership can take many forms including (but not limited to): distribution, internal technology adoption, strategic positioning, exploration of business model evolution in specialty (re)insurance, among others. Our investment activities seek to create a fly wheel effect improving the strategic relationship and thus improving the financial prospects of your company as well.
As you would expect from a (re)insurer, we focus on extensive upfront due diligence to ensure we are a good fit for each other, underwriting the financial prospect of the deal, in addition to assessing strategic fit. We view partnerships with a long-time horizon and, assuming metrics are being achieved, we hope to continue following-on in future fundraisings.
Given our experience and the collective wisdom of our organization, we deeply understand (re)insurance and where technology can solve real problems for the industry.
Not only will you have access to stable and consistent capital but we also have significant industry connections, both within AXIS and outside and deep investor relationships for future fundraising. We are here to help with what you need from board guidance, access to distribution or even brand strategy.
Who We Work With
Our investment appetite
AXIS Digital Ventures is interested in investment opportunities, strategic partnerships, and new venture development. We selectively invest in emerging Insurtech companies that are:
Transforming the (re)insurance industry, creating value for the customer, distribution partners and risk capital
Entrepreneurial with strong track records and the potential to solve structural problems in the specialty insurance space
Strategically aligned to AXIS' key focus areas
Familiar with the (re)insurance industry and understand where technology can make an impact in the near future
Able to demonstrate the potential for scale in leveraging technology to reduce friction in the(re)insurance process
Led by management teams with grit perseverance and tenacity
Early-stage (series seed-A) and growth equity (series B and beyond) companies with industry knowledge and expertise and technology.
Concentration of operations primarily in North America and Europe, although we have a global approach
Elpha Secure fuses cybersecurity technology and support with cyber insurance to actively manage cyber risk and prevent claims.
Analytics-driven, cyber-focused (re)insurance Managing General Agency
Tech-enabled claims third party administrator and software provider
Climate-focused Managing General Agency targeting US cat-exposed properties
A commercial insurance exchange that connects customers, agents, and carriers to match the right quote quickly
Online ecosystem offering health insurance comparison, proprietary insurance products and pharmacy services.
Management Liability Managing General Agent offering digital solutions to wholesale brokers.
Digitally focused cyber Managing General Agency targeting the European SME market
Secure collaboration and workflow software platform tailored for insurance processes.
Tech-enabled embedded distribution agency
Consortium of carriers in cyber for data sharing, common protocols and collaboration