Aquiline Technology Growth
We seek to invest in early- and growth-stage technology companies that are bringing innovation to the insurance and financial services ecosystems.
Technology is having a profound impact across the financial services value chain. Distribution and product innovation, changing consumer demands, margin and growth pressures, evolving regulations, and the digitization of the economy create significant new opportunities.
We believe that our industry focus, deep network, and strategic partners give our companies an edge.
Focus - We gain unique insight by focusing on technologies shaping the insurance (InsurTech) and financial services (FinTech) industries.
Network - We have a broad and extensive network that leverages the reach and reputation of Aquiline's investment team. We add value through access and introductions to potential customers, partners, and industry executives.
Strategic Partners - We collaborate closely with our insurance and financial services institutional partners to identify promising technologies and emerging opportunities for innovation.
Our team has deep investment and operational experience in technology and financial services. We are supported by our colleagues at Aquiline, strategic partners, and an active group of industry Executive Advisors.
Max heads Aquiline Technology Growth. He comes to Aquiline with 17 years of private equity and venture capital investing experience. Prior to Aquiline, Max was a Managing Partner at Millennium Technology Value Partners, where he led more than 20 investments at all stages across consumer, enterprise, and financial technology, from early growth to pre-IPO companies. Previously, Max led technology growth investments for Mellon’s Private Equity Group and worked at Salomon Brothers in the Financial Institutions Group in New York and Corporate Finance in Hong Kong.
Julie Xuxa Blanc
Julie joined the investment team of Aquiline Technology Growth in 2017. Prior to joining Aquiline, Julie was an investor at Accel in Palo Alto where she focused on high-growth Saas, mobile, and Internet businesses. Previously, she worked at Two Sigma Ventures in investing in early-stage data science driven businesses. Julie began her career in venture capital at Insight Venture Partners.
Michael joins Aquiline Technology Growth with ten years of venture capital and growth equity investing experience focused on financial technology. Prior to Aquiline, he was most recently a Managing Director of a family office, where he led early- and growth-stage venture capital investments and the New York City office. Previously, he spent seven years at Edison Partners, where he invested in financial technology companies across wealth management, capital markets, payments, banking, and insurance. Earlier in his career, Michael held roles at Monitor Group, Merrill Lynch, and a venture-backed startup.