Interview with Florian Graillot, Investor AXA Strategic Ventures at the 20th World Business Dialogue 2017

Welcome to the 20th World Business Dialogue conference in Cologne! In collaboration with, we have conducted exclusive interviews on the overarching topic #facingchange. Join us as we gain insights from our expert guests.

In this video, we sit down with Florian Crayon, millennial investor and one of the top 20 FinTech influencers. Florian shares his experience as an investor at Access Strategic Ventures and discusses their focus on financial returns. Access Strategic Ventures, backed by AXA, manages a portfolio of 250 million euros in direct investments across Europe and the US, covering seed to growth stage startups.

Florian delves deeper into the industries Access Strategic Ventures focuses on, particularly the impact of technology on insurance and asset management. While often referred to as insure tech, this encompasses technologies in travel, enterprise software, healthcare, and more. The aim is to revolutionize the way insurance products are sold and used.

Access Strategic Ventures has invested in over 30 startups, with a focus on early-stage companies. They aim to not only provide funding but also help startups grow by becoming customers or distributors of their products. Florian highlights AXA’s partnership with startups, such as insuring 25% of SMEs in France, showcasing the potential for startups to have a wide customer base and increase their value.

Looking towards the future, Florian discusses the changing landscape of insurance and the significance of technology in distribution. Millennials seek convenience and direct access to insurance policies, which can be achieved through mobile apps. Access to insurance information round the clock and personalized insurance products for specific needs are the way forward. Florian emphasizes the importance of mobile technology in disrupting the insurance industry.

When it comes to investing in startups, Florian explains that Access Strategic Ventures considers both the team and the product. While the team is crucial, their ability to bring a product to market and make it successful is equally important. The team’s achievements, their sales strategy, and the structure of the team play a significant role in their investment decisions.

So, if you’re interested in the future of insurance and the startup landscape, join us for this insightful conversation with Florian Crayon from Access Strategic Ventures. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain insider knowledge and learn more about what it takes to succeed in the world of FinTech.

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The 20. World Business Dialogue took place from 06. – 10. March 2017 in Cologne. In cooperation with, we conducted exclusive interviews in order to discuss the overarching topic #facingchange. Enjoy the insights from our experts!

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