Assurant Growth Investing (“AGI”) is the corporate venture capital initiative 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.
AGI has invested alongside many leading investment firms including Anthemis, Caffeinated Capital, Century Equity Partners, Felicis Ventures, Fifth Wall Ventures, Foundation Capital, Georgian Partners, IA Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Level Equity, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Nyca Partners, Route 66 Ventures, Sequoia 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
Associate, Assurant Growth Investing
Tyler Crown joined the AGI team in 2017 and focuses on the sourcing and diligence of new investment opportunities as well as portfolio management of AGI’s current investments. Prior to joining Assurant, Tyler was a consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP where he managed growth opportunities for Deloitte’s venture / innovation arm and served financial services clients across the M&A lifecycle. Tyler earned his BS in Finance and Business Analytics from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar.