In June 2015, CB highlighted the still small but growing participation of reinsurers and insurers in the corporate venturing ecosystem. Today, their private tech investment activity is on pace to hit over 75 deals in 2016 at the current pace, according to CB Insights data. That’s up from just 4 in 2013.
The latest trends in private tech investment by insurers and reinsurers from frequency of deals to most active investors and more. Pace of tech startup investments by insurers hits record As the chart below highlights, (re)insurers (highlighted in the list below) have completed over 55 deals in to private tech companies in 2016 year-to-date. At the current run rate, 2016 corporate investments by (re)insurers will nearly triple the pace in 2014. Breaking down the data by geography, we see 72% of deals by (re)insurers since 2012 have gone to US-based startups. China and the UK round out the top 3 geographies for corporate investment by (re)insurers, followed by France and Germany. Insurance corporates active at the seed-stage