Portfolio Development Sr. Manager - InsurTech P&C

Munich Re Ventures

San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time


Jan 8

Portfolio Development is focused on several areas: Strategy, Partnership/Business Development, Portfolio Company Development, and continuing to build out the MRV platform with key industry relationships and other value adds. 

The Portfolio Development Senior Manager will:

  • Serve as the Portfolio Development Lead for the InsurTech P&C and Life&Health sectors
  • Bring existing P&C deep expertise, but willing to build out additional expertise in the Life & Health space
  • Develop strategic theses at the portfolio and individual investment level
  • Collaborate with portfolio companies to understand and translate their business and product strategy into successful partnerships with Munich Re and Munich Re’s clients
  • Facilitate (and provide further support as needed) partnership structuring & negotiation between startups and Munich Re business units
  • Work with Munich Re business units and portfolio companies to develop business and project plans. Monitor execution and support conflict resolution efforts
  • Collaborate with other Portfolio Development and Investment Team members to build out new value add capabilities for MRV’s portfolio companies
  • Develop and maintain a strong InsurTech-oriented network
  • Direct junior team members on projects when appropriate 

The Group: Munich Re Ventures

Munich Re Ventures (MRV) is the venture capital group of Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company, and a leading global provider of primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. MRV is a $1B+ platform that is financially driven while focusing on the strategic interests of Munich Re and the broader insurance industry. MRV’s experienced investors work closely with Munich Re Group businesses across the globe to fund and partner with the best emerging companies that are developing new technologies and business models – and risks – for tomorrow’s world. The funds cover a broad set of sectors including InsurTech, Cybersecurity & Privacy, ClimateTech, Industrial & Equipment Technologies, and the Future of Transportation.  

MRV Website: https://www.munichreventures.com/

The Person: Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will need to have the relevant foundation and industry network to develop their own process, drive their work, and lead others without step-by-step instructions. 

Additional specific skills include the following:

  • Deep knowledge of the P&C insurance industry
  • Exposure to strategic partnering (e.g., business development, corporate development) and negotiations in an InsurTech context
  • Knowledge of partnering types and structures
  • Experience working with venture-backed technology companies
  • Existing network of InsurTech / insurance ecosystem contacts including start-ups and large corporates
  • Experience with performing partner assessments, particularly in emerging markets, early-stage companies, or areas where there is unclear or missing information
  • Disciplined execution capability with demonstrated ability to develop work plans and facilitate execution across a small team, as well as the determination to find creative solutions in the face of challenges or “no.”
  • Ability to be self-sufficient, resonating out logical approaches to solve without step by step instructions

Requirements and Qualifications

  • 4-8 years of experience
  • 3+ years working in the P&C insurance industry (start-up or corporate) as a broker, agent, underwriter, actuary, or other key function
  • Superior oral, written, and visual communication skills
  • Superior Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel Skills
  • Superior proactive networking and relationship development skills
  • Proven teamwork skills both as a leader and cross-functional team member
  • Self-motivated with high initiative
  • Willing to travel 25% of the time including internationally

At Munich Re Ventures, we see Diversity and Inclusion as a solution to the challenges and opportunities all around us. Our goal is to foster an inclusive culture and build a team that reflects the entrepreneurs and companies we work with and the communities in which we live and work. We strive to provide a workplace where all of our colleagues feel respected, valued, and empowered to achieve their very best every day. We are an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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