Nationwide Ventures

We are Nationwide Ventures, an innovation engine investing in entrepreneurs and startups that are shaping the future of insurance and financial services. We bring the assets and values of a Fortune 100 mutual company to the startup community.

Our Approach

Nationwide Ventures invests in startups, pilots new technologies, and tests new solutions and business models. We focus 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.

Partnership is key to the success of the Nationwide Ventures model. Our aim is to improve the financial security of Nationwide's members by co-creating value with startup companies and working with strong investment partners.

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

  • Access to Nationwide's relationships, capabilities, distribution, analytics and expertise
  • Facilitation of pilots, proofs of concept and commercial relationships with Nationwide

Strategy

Nationwide Ventures is an innovation engine 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 that normally range between $1M and $5M in these industries:

Digital
solutions

Develop novel solutions that focus on the digitization of business models, engagement, markets, solutions, interactions and connectivity.

Living comfortably
in retirement

Meet income and non-income consumer needs in retirement.

Evolving needs
of mobility

Provide services for consumers or businesses with new types of mobility, requireing new protection.

Protecting data
& digital assets

Protect businesses and consumers from cyber attacks through breadth of service offering.

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

Analyst

Hope Walls on LinkedIn

Steven

Berasi

Sr Associate

Steven Berasi on LinkedIn

Partners