What we have seen in 2018 and how we imagine 2019 ?

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While 2018 was a very busy year for tech and innovation, at AVP we also saw the continuation of several big tech trends including increase of data leaks and exposures, sensitivity of data protection, digitalization of health services, new usages of AI and ML that we believe will continue to have a big impact in 2019 and beyond.

With that in mind, we wanted to have a look at 2018 for AVP and our portfolio companies and ask our teams in the U.S …


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Founded a little over two years ago, AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV) has, so far, deployed nearly 100 million euros from some thirty companies in Europe, the United States, and Israel. In the coming weeks, ASV is expected to announce three new investments in healthcare in the United States, SaaS technologies applied to human resources, and supply chain management solutions. In just two years,

ASV has succeeded in settling on its major investment themes: cyber risk, digital healthcare, software SAAS, and Fintech/Insurtech. The model deployed by ASV is original because it is not driven by the conventional logic of Corporate VC but rather by the logic of investment funds. The primary objective of the fund is a return on investment but with, in addition, a collateral strategic impact. The companies that become part of the ASV portfolio thus benefit from the support of and connection with the AXA
ecosystem, which offers, on the one hand, a strong element of differentiation in a highly competitive market and, on the other hand, a chance for AXA to work very early on with innovative companies. …


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Dear ASV community,

2017 has been a very exciting year with new companies and new people joining ASV family! In this new edition of ASV news, we would like to give you a summary of the 2017 highlights; we also wanted to introduce you to our last two investments: Forcemanager (a new generation of sales assistant) and Goji (a direct lending pioneer).

And of course, the all ASV team wishes you again a great 2018 and looks forward to working with you on new opportunities! …


This is below an overview of what we have achieved at AXA Strategic Ventures in 2017: we have doubled the team and welcomed 9 new companies in our active portfolio !

More details below on our new joiners:

Floome: founded in Padua in 2013 by Fabio Penzo, Marco Barbetta and Luca Escoffier, Floome has developed a device, with a dedicated app for smartphone, that allows anybody to transform one’s smartphone into a blood alcohol level measuring device.

Verifly: Verifly is a mobile on-demand insurance platform. The company enables small businesses to “tap a button, get insurance.” They do this by marrying proprietary technology with specialized episodic insurance products. Our policies and ratings are built from scratch and approved by regulators to support an on-demand, pay-as-you-go experience when buying anytime from an hour to months of cover. …


We are thrilled to announce our last investment in a promising start-up (Blockstream) but also technology (Blockchain).

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AXA Strategic Ventures has invested today in Blockstream, a leader in blockchain infrastructure. Blockstream is a technology company set out to digitize the world’s assets and streamline financial services with blockchain technology.

The company has developed sidechains, new blockchains that are fully interoperable with each other and with the Bitcoin distributed ledger — the origin of blockchain tech.

AXA Strategic Ventures (AXA SV), a global €230 million ($250 million) venture capital fund, announces today it is co-leading a $55 million Series A funding round for Blockstream. …


Short intro to AXA Strategic Ventures

Hello,

I have downloaded below few slides that introduce AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV) — if you are interested to know more on the strategy of the fund, you can e-mail me: sebastien@axastrategicventures.com.

Sébastien

Business Development and Communications Director — AXA Strategic Ventures

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AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV) invests in deep machine learning technology poised to transform the Internet of Things (IoT)

AXA Strategic Ventures invests in Neura, a company that uses machine learning to create a digital identity map of individuals

This investment completes the recent four investments done over the second half of 2015 in the U.S.: Bee, PriceMethod, GoldBean, CoPromote

AXA Strategic Ventures (AXA SV), a global €230 million venture capital fund, announces today it is leading a $11 million Series A funding round for Neura.

Neura’s technology can be utilized to enable smarter healthcare, cars, music services, homes and much more. The service lets people get to an unprecedented level of technology personalization, by computing a constantly updated portrait of user behavior patterns. Simply put, Neura enriches apps and devices with insights about users’ past and present actions, as well as calculated predictions about the next thing they’re going to do. …


Since early 2015, AXA Strategic Ventures has invested in 16 promising start-up with the ambition to shape the future of insurance & asset-management.

We made a short video to celebrate these companies in which we have invested and we are proud to share with you a view of our existing portfolio.

We’re grateful for the opportunity we have to help founders achieve their ambitions and excited for more opportunities of investing, supporting entrepreneurs. Let’s work together in 2016!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsxI0JKQJnk

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Sébastien LOUBRY— Business Development and Head of communications — AXA Strategic Ventures

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