About Us

Assurant Growth Investing (“AGI”) is the corporate venture capital arm of Assurant, a global leader in technology-enabled risk management solutions. AGI invests in venture and growth stage technology companies that may be complementary or disruptive to Assurant’s core businesses.  

We are uniquely positioned to be value-added partners to our portfolio companies in a variety of ways:

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  • Expertise in specialized markets
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  • Distribution partner with access to large customers and channels
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  • Provider of core or complementary products to portfolio company customers
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  • Customer for relevant portfolio company solutions
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  • Collaboration partner for pilots and experimentation

Investment Criteria

Company

Strong management teams with differentiated, defensible, and scalable approaches to growth markets

Stage

Series A through Growth Stage

Equity Investment Size

Between $1M to $7M (up to $15M with follow-ons)

Geography

North America, EMEA, APAC, and LATAM

Investment Partners

We prefer to participate in syndicates alongside established investment firms with whom financial incentives and key deal terms are aligned and shared

Governance

We typically do not take board seats, but we would like to add value through the board observer role

Selected Investments

AGI has invested alongside many leading investment firms including Anthemis, Caffeinated Capital, Canaan Partners, Felicis Ventures, Fifth Wall Ventures, Foundation Capital, General Catalyst, IA Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Level Equity, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Nyca Partners, Riverwood Capital , Sequoia Capital, Silver Lake Partners, Spark Capital and others.


Areas of Interest

Assurant is a global provider of risk management solutions through its Global Housing, Global Lifestyle and Global Preneed businesses in 21 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. AGI is focused on the following major value chains and other areas of interest:

Assurant Value Chains

Mortgage/Housing

Assurant provides a number of home protection products including lender placed insurance (“LPI”) and related non-insurance services (field and property preservation services, appraisals, title, BPOs/default management) to mortgage lending clients.

Multifamily Housing

Assurant provides renters insurance and related non-insurance services (collections, security deposits) to PMCs and other distribution partners.

Mobile Device

Assurant provides mobile device protection and device lifecycle management services (repair & logistics, leasing/financing) to carrier clients.

Extended Service Contracts

Assurant provides extended service contracts/warranties for a variety of products (appliances, consumer electronics, jewelry) to OEMs, retailers and e-tailers.

Vehicle Protection Services

Assurant provides vehicle warranties and services to OEMs and dealer networks.

Other Major Value Chains

Assurant also provides manufactured housing and flood insurance, credit insurance, pre-funded funeral insurance, and annuity products.

Other areas of interest

 

  • InsurTech and specialized insurance solutions serving niche markets
  • FinTech / Financial services technology
  • Connected home and services
  • Premium in-home technical support
  • Small business insurance and cyber protection
  • Shipping / e-commerce insurance
  • Shared economy (vehicle and home sharing)
  • Assistance and concierge services