Potential Meets Possibilities.

Welcome to Hartford Ventures®, the corporate venture capital division of The Hartford Financial Services Group. Here, we believe in the infinite potential of big ideas. The kind that challenge business as usual. Make us rethink what’s possible. And throw pre-existing notions out the window. At Hartford Ventures, we partner and invest in people with big ideas. To spawn a new generation of possibilities to transform insurance and wealth management. And move us ahead towards tomorrow—faster.

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What We Do

Seizing opportunities to reach the future – faster.

Hartford Ventures is a corporate venture capital group focused on opportunities relevant to the insurance and wealth management industries. As the strategic investment arm of The Hartford Financial Services Group, we provide funding and support to promising entrepreneurs. While offering portfolio companies and co-investors the benefit of our unique industry perspective.


Through venture capital investments and long-term strategic partnerships, Hartford Ventures seeks to pursue growth and foster innovation. Our goal is to get The Hartford to the future, faster. To help individuals and businesses protect what they have today, prepare what they need for tomorrow and have the confidence to achieve what's ahead.

Our strategy

Hartford Ventures explores early and expansion stage opportunities that are strategically relevant to insurance and wealth management. Initial investments typically range from US $1M to US $3M and we prefer to co-invest with other VC firms. Board observer seats are also required to ensure our team has proper access and insight to add better value.

What sets Hartford Ventures apart
  • A dedicated corporate venture organization led by experienced investment professionals
  • Alignment with The Hartford’s well established industry brand
  • Access to a large distribution network in insurance and wealth management
  • Valuable insights and internal industry expertise from The Hartford

Focus Areas


New Products & Serices, New Business Models Enabling Technologies & Business Models, New Distribution Channels Security, Loss Prevention, Safety, Loss Control product innovation safety operating innovation Product innovation Safety Operating innovation
Our parent company

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. The Hartford is consistently recognized for its superior service, its sustainability efforts and as one of the world's most ethical companies. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at www.thehartford.com.

Every great idea has a great partner.

Collaboration. Partnership. Commitment. Hartford Ventures brings a wealth of experience and range of expertise to every opportunity. By building long-term strategic alliances and working with each entrepreneur, we can push boundaries and drive innovation to reach its potential. To transform the future of The Hartford as well as the insurance and wealth management industries.

Andrew Amigo

Andrew J. Amigo is a Director at Hartford Ventures responsible for business development, portfolio management and legal matters. He joined the firm in April 2009.

Andrew is also a member of The Hartford's corporate law department focused on M&A, Intellectual Property & Digital Commerce. Previously, he served as the General Counsel at First State Management Group and Assistant General Counsel at American International Group. Before practicing law, he worked as an Associate Economist at the Beacon Hill Institute and as a Director of Strategic Intelligence at Trudeau & Trudeau Associates. Andrew also spent several years working in international relations, with particular emphasis on international human rights and humanitarian law. He received a J.D. and an M.S. in International Economics from Suffolk University and a B.S. in Philosophy and Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Andrew is also an innovator and inventor, with two issued patents and more than a dozen pending applications in fields ranging from medical diagnostic devices to structured finance.

Anthony Grosso

Anthony Grosso is a Director at Hartford Ventures, responsible for business development, portfolio management and and cultivating the strategic alliances of our portfolio companies. Prior to joining Hartford Ventures in 2011, Anthony has built and implemented various businesses within and outside of The Hartford. As a former entrepreneur and business development professional with corporations, Anthony understands the intersection of the two worlds and has a passion for helping our portfolio companies navigate the complexities of the insurance industry to build great businesses.

Anthony holds an MBA from Western New England University and a BSBA in Computer Information.

John Hess

John is Director of Finance for Hartford Ventures, responsible for financial reporting and supporting the portfolio companies. John has held a number of finance positions within The Hartford including CFO for some operating subsidiaries. Prior to joining The Hartford, John was VP, Finance for InteliData Technologies and was an audit manager with Deloitte.

John is a CPA and holds a M.S. in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Management Information Systems.

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Where we’re headed

Driving innovation one partnership at a time.

Game-changers. Trailblazers. Entrepreneurs. Their ideas can potentially upend industries, overturn existing practices or even open up entirely new markets. We think of them as partners.

Hartford Ventures has built a portfolio of long-term partnerships and investments strategically relevant to our expertise: insurance and wealth management. And we’ll continue to deepen existing alliances while pursuing new opportunities to transform and broaden the reach of The Hartford.

Co3Systems

Co3 Systems' award-winning data loss management platform helps businesses reduce the risk, expense, and stress of data loss events. Our web-based SaaS application makes it easy to establish breach preparedness, assess a data loss event for compliance risk, generate an incident response plan, and manage the process.

Headquartered: Cambridge, MA.
Partnered: 2012

Intelleflex

Intelleflex® provides on-demand, data visibility solutions for cold chain and asset management. Its industry-leading XC3 Technology™ RFID products enable a range of solutions for fresh food and pharmaceutical temperature monitoring, asset tracking, personnel monitoring, retail, healthcare and other applications. These real-time monitoring solutions can help organizations reduce shrink or loss, more closely track and manage assets, reduce cost of operations, and increase profitability.

Headquartered: Santa Clara, CA
Partnered: 2011

DriverSide

Recognized by CNET as the best site to use to maintain a vehicle, Driverside.com is the first website specifically designed for automobile owners. DriverSide allows consumers to save money on servicing and maintenance costs. The company also works with businesses across the auto industry to provide comprehensive programs designed to attract and retain customers and increase profits.

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Partnered in: 2010

Coulomb Technologies

Electric vehicles are an unstoppable future reality as they become more mainstream each and everyday. Coulomb Technologies is helping drive the industry forward and at the forefront of electric vehicle charging station infrastructure. Their charging stations are currently installed in municipalities and organizations worldwide.

Headquarters: Campbell, CA
Partnered in: 2009

GreenRoad Technologies

Safer drivers and fuel efficiency. These are the basic principles that GreenRoad seeks to achieve. By understanding driving behavior, these pioneers have created breakthrough technology and programs to inform, engage and ultimately improve overall driving behavior. To make the roads a safer place to be.

Strategic Alliance only
Headquarters: Redwood Shores, CA
Partnered in: 2009

Insurance.com

Taking the traditional insurance agency and making it completely accessible online. Insurance.com is the leading online insurance agency in the US with more than 150 licensed agents. By bringing together licensed insurance agents in one place, consumers can get quotes and choose what’s right for them.

Private
Solon, OH
Partnered: 2000

CEU.com

State mandates, regulatory changes, new products and services. Insurance professionals and adjusters are tasked with staying on top of their industry to ensure that they are providing the most up-to-date and accurate services. CEU is a leader in online continuing education for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters. Helping these individuals get the critical updates and training they need at their own convenience.

Acquired in 2010 by American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters
Partnered in: 2003

buySAFE Inc.

The online marketplace is full of predators making it difficult for ecommerce merchants to do business. buySAFE provides ecommerce shops a merchant-bonding solution that directly addresses online shopper concerns of ID theft and merchant reliability. To provide consumers a more secure way to shop. While offering online merchants the opportunity to protect their customers.

Headquarters: Arlington, VA
Partnered in: 2003

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How to reach us

Connecticut

One Hartford Plaza
Hartford, CT 06105

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Massachusetts

100 High Street
Boston, MA 02110-2301

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Please do not send confidential or proprietary information to any Hartford Ventures' address. Hartford Ventures does not accept unsolicited confidential or proprietary information from third parties. All such information sent to any Hartford Ventures' email or mailing address will be destroyed unreviewed.


If you submit an unsolicited non-proprietary and non-confidential business plan or executive summary to Hartford Ventures, an investment professional will review the material and will contact you if the plan or summary is of interest to Hartford Ventures. If the plan or summary is not of interest, the materials will be destroyed. Please do not seek to contact Hartford Ventures for an update on the status of submitted materials.