RESOURCES FOR INNOVATION

Avanta Studios offers a customized approach to helping startups reach their milestones and growth. The Avanta Studios program enables startups to partner with Avanta Ventures and CSAA Insurance Group to jointly explore new markets, business models, and technologies. By joining the Avanta Studios community, you will gain valuable insights through direct access to well-established relationships within the Insurance and Mobility ecosystems.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

If you’re innovating in any of the below sectors, you should apply.

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer the following benefits to admitted Studios Companies

customized growth

As a rolling program, we offer a highly customized community of quality founders and mentors to help you scale your company. We will work with each team to set milestones and keep you accountable on your top priorities for growth. Avanta Studios hosts monthly expert office hours, team standups, and seminars that are built to address your specific challenges and needs.

data sandbox

Avanta Studios provides access to our anonymized insurance data sandbox to startups accepted into the program. This highly proprietary data can be used to train AI-models in the InsurTech space. There are currently no other programs offering this amount and type of data for the insurance industry.

funding

We are committed to supporting each Avanta Studios team with their fundraising strategy. Our goal is to help elevate your startup to be eligible for funding, both externally from leading venture capitalists and internally from Avanta Ventures. We host bi-annual Investor Showcases where teams who have been in the program for at least 3 months can pitch to carefully curated groups of Angels and VCs. We will also make 1:1 introductions to relevant investors that are part of our ecosystem to help establish relationships for fundraising purposes.

mentorship

Avanta Studios has developed a customized network of industry and domain experts to help your startup thrive. We will match you with mentors with expertise in your specific pain points and can assist you with growth strategies. Form lasting bonds and networks by joining an exclusive community of exceptional founders who understand your industry requirements.

Office space for Meeting

Get access to modern workspace, professional meeting rooms, and a state-of-the-art event facility in the heart of Silicon Valley (Mountain View, CA). You will also gain access to discounts and benefits through our network of technology and service partners.

*Given the current global response in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Avanta Ventures office is closed and all Studios programming will be conducted virtually until it is otherwise safe to reopen. Once shelter in place restrictions have been lifted, and in accordance with CSAA IG corporate guidelines, the office will be accessible once again for use by Studios Companies.

HOW IT WORKS

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with each team staying in the program for a period of 3-12 months.

STUDIOS COMPANIES

Current and alumni companies of the Avanta Studios program

Buzz Solutions AI-based actionable insights and predictive analytics for powerline and grid inspections

AI-based actionable insights and predictive analytics for powerline and grid inspections

Focus Area:

Adjacencies

AI-driven claims analytics and processing platform

Focus Area:

InsurTech

kumbaya A marketplace for parents to hire teens for help

The first gig marketplace for GenZ teens and parents

Focus Area:

Adjacencies

Modernizing automotive validation

Focus Area:

Mobility

Building a global travel insurance exchange

Focus Area:

InsurTech

The fastest, easiest way to find people you’ll love to live with

Focus Area:

Adjacencies

Cryptography-as-a-Service

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Adjacencies

Micro-mapping delivery platform for hospitality services

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Adjacencies

Are you a startup with innovative ideas in InsurTech, Mobility or Insurance-Adjacent markets? We want to help you grow.