At Anthemis we are thesis-driven investors and hold several vehicles in which we invest discretionary and non-discretionary capital across a wide range of companies, from early stage to growth. We aim to provide thought leadership on a wide range of topics that we believe are shaping the future. Read our resources below to gain insights into the industries that we operate within.
Corporate Venture Capital
– Profit and the Innovation Advantage
At Anthemis we see a new wave of innovation reshaping the way we live and work and how many corporations are seeking to invest and provide resources to those companies accelerating innovation. Within this white paper, we provide insights into how the objectives and structure of a corporate venture capital (CVC) effort can vary greatly. Some corporates take the approach of investing opportunistically when an attractive deal comes around, while others have created dedicated vehicles and robust in-house teams to manage the complexities of deal flow, diligence and portfolio support.
Empowering Female Founders –
Moving from a Vicious Cycle to a Virtuous Cycle
Anthemis places diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do. As we lean more fully into our own efforts, we are inspired to share what we have learned. In the first white paper, within Anthemis’ series on diversity, equity and inclusion in financial services, we unpack the challenges as we see them and offer practical solutions on collective ways to empower female founders and move from a vicious cycle to a virtuous cycle.
The Future of Mobility
Anthemis identifies transformational shifts within mobility by considering the movement of both people and goods, and by looking at the three principal components of the mobility ecosystem: vehicles, fuel and infrastructure.
The Future of the Economy
At Anthemis we see this future state of financial services as embedded, augmented and ubiquitous. Rather than finance being discrete, we see it becoming an intimate part of the products and services that drive our economies — an often invisible but critical societal infrastructure, similar to today’s communications or energy infrastructures. We imagine a world where finance is embedded deep inside the workings of our businesses and economies, powering the lives and progress of citizens and businesses rather than being a service consumed independently. Learn more abut how embedded finance is and will continue to effect the economy.
Insurtech in the Digital Age
Anthemis seeks to reimagine the role of the insurer, as addressing risk has moved from paper ledgers to computers to the cloud to the edge. The insurance of the future is there not only when things go wrong, but also takes an active role in ensuring that things go right.
Anthemis provides an introduction to fintech and a broad view of the investment opportunities presented by its continued evolution. Fintech’s impact is now being felt in adjacent industries, with businesses using technology to enable consumers and enterprises alike to more effectively harness information, and to act on it.
Equity in Entrepreneurship Report –
A New Target for Gender Parity in VC Portfolios
Recent data reveals that in 2022, startups with at least one woman founder secured just 17.2% of venture capital funds, with all-women founding teams receiving only 1.9%*. Despite stagnant figures, there’s a growing push for gender parity within the VC community, accentuated by the pandemic’s spotlight on systemic issues. Some VC firms aim for 50% of portfolio companies to have a woman founder, but true gender parity requires consideration of mixed-gender founder teams. In our latest report, Anthemis emphasizes the use of data and precise metrics to achieve equity and gender parity among founding teams, illustrating that reaching gender parity within a portfolio demands more than a 50% investment in companies with a woman founder.
Sector Funds and Specialization
As a thesis-driven, sector-focused investor, specialization and expertise lie at the heart of Anthemis’ investment process. In the research paper, we examine sector-specific funds and outperformance, as well as specialist expertise in fintech and why it matters.