American Express Ventures
AML Artificial Intelligence Conversational AI Cyber Risk Cyber Security

Business Overview

Since 2011, American Express Ventures has invested in over 60 start-ups focused on commerce, payments, fraud prevention, data analytics and security.

We’re harnessing the power of American Express to drive innovation for consumers and businesses. We do this by investing in and partnering with start-ups to accelerate new ideas to market and help entrepreneurs achieve greatness.

Together, we’re driving innovation forward.

We look for companies that will help accelerate American Express’s digital transformation, strengthen connection to our global network of Card Members, and develop new ways to drive contextual relevance for commerce on new and existing platforms. Areas of interest include mobile, consumer payments, marketplaces, lending, loyalty and lifestyle services.

We also explore companies that are using new technologies and sources of data to improve the underlying fundamentals of our business. Areas of interest include servicing, customer acquisition and engagement, cybersecurity and fraud detection, risk management, AI & automation and cloud.

We seek companies that offer new tools and technology that empower large, mid-size and small businesses to grow and better manage their operations. Areas of interest include business payments and lending platforms, small business services, payment processing technologies, and supply chain analytics.

Founded
2011
Investor type
Corporate Venture Capital
Business model preference
B2B
Series preference
Seed, Series C
Offering preference
Software
AI type preference
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition
Sectors
AML Artificial Intelligence Conversational AI Cyber Risk Cyber Security Enterprise Fintech Fraud Insurance Insurance Carrier Speech Technologies Transactions Virtual Agent Voice AI Voice Assistant

Team

American Express Ventures
Dana Eli-Lorch
Managing Director

Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

Melio
Active
Software
B2B
$144 M
5
Voca.ai
Acquired
Software
B2B
$6.1 M
5
Next Insurance
Active
Software
B2B
$631 M
8

Investment Rounds History

Startup

Date Announced

Funding Round

Amount Raised

Investors

September 2020
Series B
$35 M
View All Investors (6 Total)
August 2020
Series C
$80 M
View All Investors (3 Total)
April 2020
Series C
$145 M

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