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InsurTech Gateway


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

In November 2017 the InsurTech Gateway was launched as the World s first authorised incubator for InsurTech which alongside investment capital and a suite of centralised services will ensure that startups will be able to rapidly access the market and begin shaping their products with real customers.The Gateway allows founders to retain more equity in their business as the time required to get authorisation capacity and capital is reduced. In turn this decreases the need to raise frequently (and risk further dilution).The InsurTech Gateway have centralised exclusive key platforms required to get InsurTech startups to market and scaled (From Branding to a Full IT Stack) whilst providing a full service compliance operating model.Combined with access to investment and insurance capacity they can get a business ideas into market in a matter of months rather than the market average of 18 months cutting the cost of entry from 1m to 200 300k. The team behind the InsurTech Gateway has formidable breadth of knowledge when it comes to getting startups off the ground. They understand the opportunity for tech enabled insurance and their services and network will allow startups to leap ahead when developing their product for market. Adam Rimmer director and co founder of FloodFlash.

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PenTech Ventures


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

We consider any opportunity capable of becoming a market leader but are most comfortable being the first venture investor supporting founders through the early stages of proving product and market fit. Our initial investment is likely to be 500K to 2M with up to 10M invested over the lifetime of the investment.We invest in founders who are ambitious to build a global company have the passion and ability to attract the best team and who are focused on the data and understand the key drivers in proving and building their business. We support the founders we invest in to develop and grow with their business.We invest in teams who believe they can build a category leading software company. Our areas of interest include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Big Data Infrastructure such as Blockchain and verticals that are enabled via the efficient use of AI and new infrastructure approaches such as FinServ Health and Enterprise Transformation. We consider both B2C and B2B opportunities.

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Essel Group


India

For over three decades Essel Group has been a leading business conglomerate having diverse business presence across Media Entertainment Packaging Infrastructure Education Precious metals Finance and Technology sectors. We have created an impressive track record of value creation in all our businesses that compares well with their respective industry peers. Our companies strive to bring the latest innovations and the best value offerings to all our consumers in our quest to deliver the best in class. Faith in innovative and organized growth works as the guiding principle behind every business at Essel and keeps us committed to enhancing operational excellence through greater focus on innovation and efficient resource utilization. With worldwide operations and a workforce of over 10000 employees Essel Group is growing in strength day by day.This journey of a thousand miles began with a single step in 1926 with a commodity trading and export firm. With its ardent passion and a clear and focused vision Essel has not only built and expanded new businesses but has built a formidable and exemplary position in all these businesses in a short span of time. Today the Essel Group has grown to become a strong diversified entity in India and globally with presence across the entire value chain.The Essel Group s media business offers a strong portfolio of numerous entertainment and news channels reaching millions of viewers in India and internationally. ZEE is considered as one of the strongest Indian Media brands across the world while the Living Entertainment Network through its 'Living' brand is devoted to showcasing healthy lifestyle and wellness programming and related content across multiple media platforms globally. Essel's print venture DNA an English daily provides responsible journalism to its readers. Essel's distribution arms Dish TV and SITI Network Limited with their vast reach across the country provides quality viewership experience to millions of subscribers and is well poised to take advantage of the mandatory digitisation of the distribution platforms in the country.The Group has also made a successful foray into socially relevant business ventures such as infrastructure education and finance. Essel Infrastructure is engaged into construction of roads power plants and urban infrastructure development and has built an impressive order book while Essel Utilities is engaged in power distribution and water management. Zee Learn has established a vast network of preschools across the country shaping young minds to drive India's future and is currently building its network of K 12 schools expanding its reach to millions of students in the country. The Group's financial arm Essel Finance is a customer centric financial services firm arranged into three business groups commercial finance investment banking and private equityAnother Group venture Essel Propack a laminated tube manufacturer is considered to be one of the largest in the world. Essel through Shirpur Gold Refinery has also ventured into precious metals which has a promising outlook. Essel's entertainment brands include Playwin India's first and largest online gaming company 'EsselWorld' the largest amusement park in the country and 'Water Kingdom' the largest theme water park in Asia.Our companies are at an exciting juncture of their business journey as they continue to expand their product offerings and explore new markets. Having attained respectable scales in most of its businesses Essel is now pursuing the next level of growth. We are committed to adopt and develop new technologies to provide a wider range of offerings and a better experience to its consumers. Given Essel's growth potential and increasing international outlook the promoters as well as the entities in the Group continue to pursue fund raising opportunities both domestically and in the international markets. Essel with its experience and resources will keep tapping new growth opportunities.We believe in inclusive growth and are ever committed to the various stakeholders shareholders customers employees and vendors. Our companies are well poised to not only grow further in scale but also balance the growth with the interests of its stakeholders and civil society. It is the unflinching goal of Essel to become a greater force to reckon with and the Group is on its journey towards accomplishing it.

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Bank Im Bistum Essen


Germany

We are a financial service provider for churches social organizations foundations relief organizations and anyone who shares our vision for a fair and peaceful world.

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Lightspeed Ventures


United States of America

Lightspeed is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. Over the past two decades the Lightspeed team has backed hundreds of entrepreneurs and helped build more than 300 companies globally including Snap The Honest Company GIPHY Nest GrubHub StitchFix Affirm Nutanix AppDynamics and MuleSoft. The firm currently manages over $4 billion of committed capital and invests in the U.S. and internationally with investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley Israel India and China.

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Dentsu Ventures


Japan

Dentsu Ventures is a hands on corporate venture capital fund that provides the expert support that entrepreneurs need to bring their innovations to the world.Driven by its Clients First principle the Dentsu Group has been creating solutions for a wide range of clientele for years. Dentsu Ventures doesn t just invest in startups it builds on the Group s resources to offer high quality value creation services to them.Entrepreneurs first we are looking to partner with ambitious startups and together pursue the infinite potential of new fields.

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Alexa Fund


United States of America

The Alexa Fund provides up to $100 million in venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation. We believe experiences designed around the human voice will fundamentally improve the way people use technology. Since introducing Alexa enabled devices like the Amazon Echo we ve heard from developers device makers and companies of all sizes that want to innovate with voice. Whether that s creating new Alexa capabilities with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) building devices that use Alexa for new and novel voice experiences using the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) inventing core voice enabling technology or developing a product or service that can expand the boundaries of voice technology we d love to talk to you.

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Kviv Ventures


Brazil

Kviv Ventures is an investment fund that prioritizes impact investment in companies placed between Early Stage and Series B Round. A Kviv startup has to be easy to explain easier to understand at anytime and to anyone. It needs a profitable and innovative strategy with an eye on the future and the mind on the positive impact it will cause on society.

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Plumseeds


Netherlands

We strive to become the leading online platform for professional investors seeking impact investments in emerging markets. We believe in being transparent about the financial benefits the social impact and the associated risks. That way you can make an informed investment decision. By picking and choosing among the impact bonds we offer you are now in charge of building your own impact portfolio and realize both a financial and a social return.

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Upfront Ventures


United States of America

Upfront Ventures is the largest and longest serving venture capital fund in Los Angeles having invested more than $1 billion since 1996 in technology based companies such as Maker Studios TrueCar and Overture. While Upfront is a national investment firm we invest about 50% of our capital in Southern California based technology companies from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

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