Corporate investors offer another avenue for young companies

When the venture capital arm of American Family Insurance got off the ground in the early 2010s, it was ahead of the game when it came to corporate venture capital — especially within the insurance world.

amfam-venturesIn fact, only two other insurance company funds were putting money into young firms in the “insure-tech” or financial tech arenas. Today, there are more than 30 such funds worldwide, with $2.5 billion collectively invested by insurance funds in 2018 alone.