Aviva Ventures Pitch Day

Canada's digital
startup community

September 11, 2018

Toronto, Ontario

Looking to partner with a strategic investor?
Well, you came to the right place.

Every year, we invite up to 10 leading-edge startups to pitch their ideas to our global venture fund, Aviva Ventures, for an equity investment of up to $10 million CAD. Our annual Pitch Day will take place on September 11th at our Toronto Digital Garage. Don’t miss this chance to work with a 322-year-old disruptor to change the insurance industry for the better.

We’re looking for startups that are disrupting the insurance industry and will help us create innovative digital experiences for customers. Do you have what it takes?

Where we invest

We’re building a portfolio of startups specializing in four investment areas:

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The 'Internet of Things'

New technologies that connect your car, home, business or health to your smartphone

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Data and analytics

New insights and technologies that can transform the way we look at and use data

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Disruptive distribution

Innovative digital distribution that helps customers manage their lives more effectively and responds to their changing needs and expectations

Cloud storage

Innovative propositions

Technology solutions that help provide customers with new products and services, seamless experiences and simple ways to interact

Aviva Ventures
Our global venture fund, Aviva Ventures, is wholly-owned by Aviva plc. It forms part of Aviva’s wider innovation strategy and was launched in December 2015. Aviva Ventures operates out of Aviva’s Digital Garage in London, England, and is looking to invest in the markets where Aviva operates. The fund aims to invest $170 million CAD in exceptional startups around the globe by 2020.

Learn more here.

How it works

Applying for Pitch Day is easy – you just need to answer a few quick questions. Here’s everything you need to know about the application process, preparing for Pitch Day and working with Aviva.

Please send your pitch deck to pitchday@aviva.com with the important details about your company (company information, competitive landscape, etc), and these extra details:

  • What idea category you’re addressing (IoT, Data & Analytics, Disruptive Distribution, Innovative Propositions)
  • Funds sought
  • Use of growth capital
  • 2017 and 2018 revenue (to date)
  • Why partnering with Aviva is essential and strategic for your business

We want to invest in the most disruptive businesses in Canada. If your startup has the ability to scale rapidly and disrupt the insurance industry, we want to talk to you.

To qualify for Pitch Day, your startup needs to fit into one of our investment categories and have raised at least $200,000 CAD to date.

Send in your application by August 14, 2018 at 4 pm ET. You can include a PDF of your pitch deck (seven pages maximum). We’ll review all of the applications and contact you if your startup qualifies.

Please send your pitch deck to pitchday@aviva.com with the important details about your company (company information, competitive landscape, etc), and these extra details:

  • What idea category you’re addressing (IoT, Data & Analytics, Disruptive Distribution, Innovative Propositions)
  • Funds sought
  • Use of growth capital
  • 2017 and 2018 revenue (to date)
  • Why partnering with Aviva is essential and strategic for your business

We’ll invite two representatives from each startup to our Digital Garage in downtown Toronto to do a 10-minute pitch to a panel of Aviva advisors. Don’t worry, if you’re a finalist, you’ll receive more information to help you prepare for your pitch.

If we decide to invest in your startup, we’ll contact you after Pitch Day. Working with Aviva would involve collaborating on projects when possible and having an Aviva representative sit on your board of directors.

Why work with us?

Here’s what you need to know about Aviva plc:

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320+
Years

We’ve been protecting our customers since 1696.

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14
Countries

We’re a globally-recognized brand with offices in the UK, Europe, Asia and Canada.

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33 million
Customers

We serve over 33 million customers around the world, with 2.8 million in Canada alone.

About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to 2.8 million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for our customers and our communities.