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Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 34
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 20
Rounds per year 6.80
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
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Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Mobile
  • Insurance
  • Wealth Management

In 2017 was created Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, which is appeared as VC. Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The overall number of key employees were 2.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. When the investment is from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 10 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Chime, Ladder, Atonarp. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Financial Services. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, startups are often financed by Wild Basin Investments, Homebrew, Forerunner Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wild Basin Investments, Silicon Badia, Royal Bank of Canada. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Menlo Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Cathay Innovation.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$3M22 Mar 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

The Helper Bees

Elder Care
Health Care
Home Health Care
Life Insurance
$12M12 Jan 2022 Austin, Texas, United States


Financial Services
Wealth Management
$26M11 Nov 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


$10M10 Aug 2021 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Hello Divorce

Legal Tech
$2M29 Jul 2021 Oakland, California, United States


Financial Services
Wealth Management
30 Jun 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Splash Financial

Financial Services
Professional Services
$44M17 Jun 2021 Cleveland, Ohio, United States


01 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Mobile Apps
Mobile Payments
27 Apr 2021 Dallas, Texas, United States
After raising $10M, Breeze breathes fresh air into a stagnant disability insurance market

– Breeze, a digital platform for disability and critical illness insurance, raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Link Ventures and joined by Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, M25, Fiat Ventures and Invest Nebraska.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and product offerings.

Hello Divorce raises $2M so that couples can say ‘good-bye’ easier

– Online divorce startup Hello Divorce raised $2m seed funding.
– The round was led by CEAS and joined by Lightbank, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Gaingels and a group of individuals including Clio CEO Jack Newton, WRG’s Lisa Stone.
– The company plans to rapidly scale legal filing options across the U.S., improve its ground-breaking product, and give consumers more of the content and services they need to feel informed and in control of their divorce process.


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