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Financial Services & INSURANCE

Forging the future of finance and insurance

The financial services and insurance sectors play a critical role in enabling growth across every industry. As the digital transformation continues, we are actively working with founders to apply new technologies that drive efficiency and unlock deep value.

the future of finance and insurance

The insurance and financial sectors function as the invisible glue behind every industry and must evolve to meet the needs of our rapidly changing world.

- William Abecassis

Managing Partner

Rigorous Innovation Programs to identify and accelerate the most promising opportunities

Our Financial Services and Insurance Unit runs targeted Innovation Programs that conduct deep research to uncover market challenges and develop system-level solutions with clear economics and established product-market-fit. We ask hard questions and work with a network of stakeholders - from carriers to financial intermediaries - to ensure we engage only the very best opportunities.

Insurance and financial services meeting the needs of a changing world
sample innovation programs:
Creator Economy

How can original content creators monetize their value in the era of GenAI?

Risk Transfer

Can securitization unlock the power of capital markets to solve insurance capacity challenges?

Cyber Risk

What if cyber insurance could actively reduce our vulnerability to cyber threats?

Energy Finance

Could innovative financing and insurance models accelerate the shift towards sustainable energy?

Experienced financial & insurance leaders

Your dedicated team of world-class partners

William Abecassis
LizAnn Eisen
Joel Herold
Eddie Lei
Jeremy Chizewer
Deborah Chase Hopkins
Irving Wladawsky-Berger, PhD
Philip Gelston
Ross Levinsky, PhD

Our Financial Services and Insurance Unit includes world-class investors and expert advisors committed to partnering with founders dedicated to solving the industries most pressing challenges.

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Forge the financial future

Our team works in the trenches alongside founders, dedicated to navigating the ups and downs of company building.

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Accelerating your journey

We pair each investment with a dedicated cobuilding team to reinforce critical capabilities, such as team formation, sales development, capital formation, and more.

Amplifying your reach

We leverage the Braven network to facilitate new commercial opportunities and foster strategic partnerships.

De-risking your path

We work with founders to stress test and optimize a strategy that anticipates obstacles, delivering hands-on support to de-risk execution.

building a financial future