Tokyo, Japan-headquartered insurance group Tokio Marine Asia Pte. Ltd., announced a strategic partnership with Arbor Ventures. The companies announced the partnership on August 11, 2022. Arbor Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on FinTech or InsurTech. 

Purpose of a partnership between Tokio Marine and Arbor Ventures 

The recent partnership marks Tokio Marine’s commitment to fuel the digital transformation of the global insurance industry. Earlier in April 2022, the company launched its corporate venture capital (“CVC”) fund called the Tokio Marine Future Fund. Meanwhile, partnering with World Innovation Lab, the fund’s objective was to invest in early-stage startups. Tokio Marine seeks to identify and support directly in high-growth potential startups via its CVC Fund. 

Tokio Marine’s partnership with Arbor Ventures and other leading VCs will provide unique insights and access to promising startups revolutionizing the digital transformation in Insurance. The strategic coup with Arbor Ventures heightens Tokio Marine’s future opportunities.

Meanwhile, Arbor’s worldwide vital networking and portfolio, as well as its stronghold in local markets, will further enable Tokio Marine group’s innovation labs, spread across seven cities, including Singapore, to collaborate broadly with synergy beyond borders. 

What Arbor Ventures has to say

Melissa Guzy, the Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, said, “Tokio Marine is a world-renowned leader that Arbor is proud to add as a strategic partner in building the future of FinTech / InsurTech. Arbor looks forward to building the next generation of transformational InsurTech startups together.”

What Tokio Marine has to say

Masashi Namatame, Group Chief Digital Officer at Tokio Marine Holdings, said, “Arbor’s target to create the future of FinTech resonates with Tokio Marine’s digital strategy. With Arbor’s network and astute scouting of startups with strong potential in the FinTech space, it will greatly complement Tokio Marine’s collaborative efforts to serve innovative products and services in the insurance industry and beyond.”

About Arbor Ventures

MelissaCannon Guzy and Wei Hopeman co-founded the company in 2013. It is a global Fintech / InsurTech-focused venture capital firm headquartered in Singapore. It prefers companies that leverage advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, composable service offerings and blockchain applications. These companies, in turn, facilitate, broaden or revolutionize how financial services are served, consumed, and managed. Besides having offices in Singapore, USA, and Japan, the company has a presence in EMENA. The company boasts notable investments such as Paidy, TrueAccord, Forter, Nomi Health, Tabby, Fundbox and HiBob.

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