We are the strategic corporate venture capital group of Munich Re.

Our experienced investors work closely with the Munich Re Group businesses across the globe to fund and partner with the best emerging companies that are developing new technologies and business models – and risks – for tomorrow’s world. As one of the global providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions, Munich Re is uniquely positioned to help the world adopt new innovations by transferring the risks from invention and by developing solutions for loss prevention.  As strategic investors, Munich Re Ventures provides capital and guidance to current and future Munich Re partners who are creating the world around us.

We invest out of three funds with the Munich Re Group companies as Limited Partners: the Munich Re Fund for the Reinsurance Group, the HSB Fund for specialty insurer Hartford Steam Boiler, and the ERGO Fund for European and Asian primary insurer ERGO. With Munich Re’s strong balance sheet, flexibility and vast insurance and industry relationships, these businesses provide value to our investments from day one. Whether de-risking the go-to-market strategy for an early stage renewable energy technology provider company or providing insurance capacity for a startup offering a new type of insurance for autonomous vehicles, our businesses deliver innovative solutions in an ever-changing world.

Our Team

HSB Fund

Leader in equipment breakdown insurance and coverage for renewable energy and cyber security, as well as engineering based risk management for businesses, homes, and farms.

 

Partnering Businesses:

  • IoT Advisory Services
  • relayr
  • Consumer Markets Team
  • Cyber Team
Case Study: relayr

Munich Re Fund

One of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. Our largest fund that embraces the Munich Re motto “Not If, But How”.

 

Partnering Businesses:

  • Digital Partners
  • New Technologies and Internet of Things Underwriting
  • Munich Re Innovation Management Team
Case Study: Forge Global

ERGO Fund

ERGO is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. Worldwide, the Group is represented in over 30 countries and focuses on Europe and Asia.

 

Partnering Businesses:

  • ERGO Group
Case Study: Ridecell

We invest stage-agnostic, with a preference for Series A and B. We both lead and co-invest with strong syndicates and without geographic limitations.

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Artificial Intelligence
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Connected Car/Mobility
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Cyber
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Deep Tech
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Digital Health
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InsurTech
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IoT
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Marketplaces
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Our Origin as HSB Ventures

In 2014, Hartford Steam Boiler introduced Munich Re to strategic corporate ventures with an initial capital commitment of $50M.
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