Nationwide Ventures

Nationwide Ventures seeks to invest in founders and startups that are shaping the future of insurance and financial services. We bring the assets and values of our Fortune 100 mutual parent company to the startup community.

Our Approach

Nationwide Ventures focuses on delivering next-generation experiences for Nationwide’s customers by exploring leading-edge topics from analytics and automation technology to new insurance and financial services platforms.

In addition to investment, partnership is a key to the mutual success of the companies in which we invest. Our goal is to protect and improve the financial security of Nationwide’s members by working with startups that help us live up to Nationwide’s mission of protecting people, businesses and futures with extraordinary care.

When entering an investing partnership with us, you'll get more than just financial backing. We provide:

  • • Access to Nationwide's relationships, capabilities, distribution, analytics and expertise
  • • Consultative support to explore commercial relationships with Nationwide

Strategy

Nationwide Ventures is focused on investments that will accelerate the digitization of Nationwide's core and adjacent businesses. We seek to partner with startups who have the potential to transform the insurance and financial services industries.

We invest in early-to-late stage startups, typically Series A and later, and possess capital flexibility to deploy the right amount of capital for the right businesses.

Commercial Fleet

Provide services for consumers or businesses utilizing new types of mobility, vehicle connectivity and telematics.

Cyber Security and Risk

Protect businesses and consumers from new and evolving digital exposures, risks, and attacks by inventing new platforms or reengineering existing products that seamlessly solve for novel 21st century challenges.

Digital Infrastructure

Invest in the advancing infrastructure behind the insurance and financial services industries in the areas of underwriting, data & analytics, IoT, alternative distribution and more.

Home

Assist our members in better protecting and managing their most valuable assets through alternative data and analytics, risk intervention technologies, and home services solutions.

Living in Retirement

Deliver products and services to help consumers prepare for and live better in their next stage of life.

Small and medium sized businesses

Enhance current products and solutions that protect small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and take friction out of the value chain while helping them operate efficiently.

Meet our Team


Brian

Anderson

Principal & Senior Director

@seedseries Brian Anderson on LinkedIn

Amelia

Gandara

Principal

@ameliagandara Amelia Gandara on LinkedIn

Erik

Ross

Managing Partner, Venture Capital

@eriksross Erik Ross on LinkedIn

Chris

Zhong

Sr Associate

Chris Zhong on LinkedIn

Jake

Nice

Principal

Jake Nice on LinkedIn

Hope

Walls

Associate

Hope Walls on LinkedIn

Steven

Berasi

Sr Associate

Steven Berasi on LinkedIn

Ryan

Leeper

Analyst

Ryan Leeper on LinkedIn

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