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 MENTORS

Mentors and Experts supporting the Avanta Studios program

STUDIOS COMPANIES

Fridgio is a SaaS marketplace connecting shippers to refrigerated logistics on-demand

Fridgio is a SaaS marketplace connecting shippers to refrigerated logistics on-demand

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Gigaforce is a patent-pending SaaS-based platform designed to expedite complex Subrogation and Recovery claims processing in the insurance industry.

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InsurTech

MotorDNA’s analytics-ready platform includes the most comprehensive repository of original vehicle build specifications along with a Vehicle IQ ® Score as a measure of the relative intelligence built into each unit. 

MotorDNA’s analytics-ready platform includes the most comprehensive repository of original vehicle build specifications along with a Vehicle IQ ® Score as a measure of the relative intelligence built into each unit.

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Mobility

Otonomi is a blockchain-enabled parametric MGA platform that transforms cargo insurance policies into fast, cost-effective, and transparent digital products

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InsurTech

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Staax is a social investment payments platform, which makes building wealth via investing in shares of stock as easy as receiving payment

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Yada Data Studios Inc. – Creating knowledge and prosperity with immersive data driven applications.

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Adjacencies

STUDIOS ALUMNI

Above Robotics

A platform for coordinating autonomous systems like trucks, drones, shuttles, and robots

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Mobility

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

Safeguarding the world's energy infrastructure with actionable insights and analytics for grid inspection

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Delos Insurance is a property insurance MGA for wildfire-exposed homes

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InsurTech

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Bringing speed and precision to underwriting, resulting in better outcomes for organizations and communities.

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InsurTech

Merging Intelligence & Infrastructure

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InsurTech

Autonomous mobility insurance platform

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InsurTech

kumbaya A marketplace for parents to hire teens for help

The first gig marketplace for GenZ teens and parents

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Automated image and video analysis for property insurance carriers

Marble is the first comprehensive suite of APIs that powers continuous digital engagement with insurance customers, on their terms.

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InsurTech

A platform connecting trusted caregivers to the employee family customers they serve

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Modernizing automotive validation

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Mobility

Building a global travel insurance exchange

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InsurTech

Next generation heavy-lift drone technology - heavier, longer, farther, safer, more reliable

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Democratizing data monetization allowing any person to get paid for their data.

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InsurTech

Cryptography-as-a-Service

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Adjacencies

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Car membership is the new ownership.

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Mobility

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.