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.
Strong management teams with differentiated, defensible, and scalable approaches to growth markets
Series A through Growth Stage
Equity Investment Size
Between $1M to $7M (up to $15M with follow-ons)
North America, EMEA, APAC, and LATAM
We prefer to participate in syndicates alongside established investment firms with whom financial incentives and key deal terms are aligned and shared
We typically do not take board seats, but we would like to add value through the board observer role
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.
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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
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.
Assurant provides renters insurance and related non-insurance services (collections, security deposits) to PMCs and other distribution partners.
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
Rohan Verma joined Assurant in 2012 and is currently a Principal of AGI. Previously, he was a founding member of Assurant’s M&A Sourcing team. Prior to joining Assurant, Rohan was a consultant at Bain & Company where he focused on providing due diligence support and M&A advisory to private equity funds and corporate clients. Rohan earned his MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.