About Avanta Ventures

Our mission is to identify disruptive technologies and new breeds of services across Insurtech, Mobility, and Risk-adjacent sectors, as we foster an ecosystem of best-in-class startups and venture partner relationships.

Our Focus Areas

Insurtech

Leveraging disruptive technologies to create customer-centric insurance solutions

Key Areas:

Alternative Distribution

AgentTech/BrokerTech

Big Data & Applied AI

Straight Through Underwriting

New Insurance Products

Claims Enhancement & Automation

Embedded Insurance

Mobility

Key Areas:

Vehicle Data Platforms

Logistics and Fleet Management

Supply Chain Technologies

New Ownership and Purchasing Models

Autonomy and Electrification Solutions

Smart City Systems and Applications

Risk-Adjacencies

Key Areas:

Fintech

Applied AI and AI Solutions

Cybersecurity

IoT - Connected Home

PropTech

Insurtech

Leveraging disruptive technologies to create customer-centric insurance solutions

Mobility

Adjacencies

Our Approach

As the venture capital arm of CSAA Insurance Group, Avanta Ventures works with emerging companies to provide deep industry expertise, partnership, and financial investment in products and services that offer extraordinary value to the AAA Members of today—and those of tomorrow. As an affiliate of CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, Avanta Ventures is aligned with one of the top U.S. personal lines property and casualty insurance underwriters.

Our Team

David Li
Senior Principal
Deepak Mishra
Senior Associate
Esther Eller
Head of Avanta Studios
Moha Shah
Head of Portfolio Development
Paula Douglas
Paula Douglas
Executive Assistant
Pooja Shah
Pooja Shah
Senior Associate
Sanjiv Parikh
Sanjiv Parikh
Managing Partner
Steve Bernardez

We’re investing in innovative ideas and new experiences for customers. Contact us to put ideas into action.